Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

Golden Globe-nominee John Leguizamo directs and stars in this underdog drama based on the true story of five Latino and Black teenagers from an underserved Miami ghetto who, with the help of their unconventional teacher (Leguizamo), take on the National Chess Championship. 

2020117 minsUSA
DramaSportTrue Story & Biography

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Critical Thinking / Reviews

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Has plenty of heart, which unfortunately can’t make up for its fairly uninspired design and predictable trajectory.

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Variety

Variety

A bit of a connect-the-inspirational-dots movie, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be inspired.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Has a sweetness that softens its flaws.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

If nothing else, Critical Thinking reminds you what a chess player can look like.

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Film Threat

Film Threat

Has enough thrills, excitement, and, most of all, hope to recommend.

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Slash Film

Slash Film

Unlike some movies that feature a group of urban teens inspired by a teacher and their lessons, it doesn’t make it seem like merely winning a chess tournament will make all the problems in their lives go away.

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