MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 446 this week

Geri's Game (1997)

7.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 10,154 users  
Reviews: 29 user | 14 critic

Geri sets up a chess game to play his greatest opponent - himself.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Live Chat with Keanu Reeves

We conducted a Live Chat with Keanu about his upcoming film John Wick.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 32 titles
created 02 Nov 2011
 
list image
a list of 31 titles
created 14 Sep 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 02 May 2013
 
list image
a list of 26 titles
created 27 Aug 2013
 
list image
a list of 27 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Geri's Game" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Geri's Game (1997)

Geri's Game (1997) on IMDb 7.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Geri's Game.

User Polls

Won 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Paperman (2012)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

An urban office worker finds that paper airplanes are instrumental in meeting a girl in ways he never expected.

Director: John Kahrs
Stars: Jack Goldenberg, John Kahrs, Jeff Turley
Animation | Short | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

After a hurricane levels his city, a young man wanders into a mysterious library where books literally come to life.

Directors: William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

After many years of marriage, Walter and Madge have grown apart: he lives on the floor and she lives on the ceiling. When Walter tries to reignite their old romance, their equilibrium comes... See full summary »

Director: Timothy Reckart
Stars: Nigel Anthony, Rayyah McCaul
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The toys throw Ken and Barbie a Hawaiian vacation in Bonnie's room.

Director: Gary Rydstrom
Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack
For the Birds (2000)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A group of snooty birds roosting on a telephone wire get their just desserts when a goofy bird drops in.

Director: Ralph Eggleston
Stars: Ralph Eggleston
Lifted (2006)
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A teenage alien tries to abduct a sleeping human, but with so many switches to do so, it's nearly impossible.

Director: Gary Rydstrom
Boundin' (2003)
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A sheep dances proudly in his southwestern landscape, until one day his wool is sheared and he is left naked. He's depressed and shy, until a cheerful jackalope comes along and shows him how to leap proudly and not to be ashamed.

Directors: Bud Luckey, Roger Gould
Stars: Bud Luckey
Mr Hublot (2013)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Mr Hublot is a withdrawn, idiosyncratic character with OCD, scared of change and the outside world. Robot Pet's arrival turns his life upside down: he has to share his home with this very invasive companion.

Directors: Alexandre Espigares, Laurent Witz
One Man Band (2005)
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Two buskers engage in a petty feud over a child's donation.

Directors: Mark Andrews, Andrew Jimenez
Knick Knack (1989)
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A snow globe snowman wants to join the other travel souvenirs in a hot party, but the glass dome that surrounds him gets in his way, despite all his efforts.

Director: John Lasseter
Animation | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A janitor at an alien night-club gets his wish to be a singer.

Director: Eric Armstrong
Stars: Bradford Simonsen, Mortonette Jenkins, Jeff Wolverton
Luxo Jr. (1986)
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A larger lamp watches while a smaller, younger lamp plays exuberantly with a ball but doesn't pick up the knack of correct handling.

Director: John Lasseter
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Geri (voice)
Edit

Storyline

In a park, an old man is playing a game of chess against himself; he's physically moving from side to side as he plays from white to black. As the game progresses, the two sides of himself become individual and distinct players, "white" being the pensive and thoughtful side, "black" being the aggressive hard hitting side. But as the game looks to be coming to a conclusion, white makes a surprisingly aggressive move which could change what looked to be the obvious outcome of the game. Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Release Date:

25 November 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El juego de Geri  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Geri, the chess playing character, resurfaced in Toy Story 2 (1999) as the expert toy cleaner. See more »

Goofs

"Nasty" Geri (black) moves a bishop illegally, two squares horizontally to capture a pawn. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Pixar Shorts: A Short History (2007) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Pixar Does It Again
14 May 2001 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

Old GERI'S GAME of chess is played with great flair and passion, against a most worthy opponent and for a very special prize.

Full of small surprises & great imagination, this is a wonderful little film from the folks at Pixar. Besides the basic entertainment factor - watching the old geezer play chess is a joy - the boundaries have been pushed again in computer animation's ability to depict the human body & the natural world. Fascinating on every level.

Geri would return in a cameo in Disney/Pixar's TOY STORY 2 (1999) as The Cleaner, voiced by Jonathan Harris.

Winner of the 1997 Oscar for Best Animated Short.


9 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Pixar's best short! StevieNicole
Does Geri look like David Kelly (I) ? koyan
Where can you get the Song? JeanPaulJ
Make this one into a movie DougShonka
Stephan Zweig - Chess Story yets
Stalemate? weird_beard
Discuss Geri's Game (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page