(2004)

Critic Reviews

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Metascore

Based on 17 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
A thoroughly entertaining and hilarious look at a board game that's an occasional amusement for some -- and a serious obsession (or disturbing addiction) for others.
75
Chicago Sun-Times
Compellingly watchable.
75
New York Daily News
Amusing and slightly alarming documentary.
75
Light, lively, informative, fun.
75
New York Post
Cool graphics and music, combined with jittery camera work, keep the film's energy level high. Who knew Scrabble could be so exciting?
75
Though it's hardly as uplifting or inspiring, it's hard not to appreciate these driven men who know they've found their calling when they start to anagram in their dreams.
70
Quirky, entertaining documentary.
60
The Hollywood Reporter
Lacks the urgency and significance of a great docu but still offers a diverting entertainment.
60
If the idea of playing Scrabble conjures up dreary images of dull evenings with aged family relatives, you haven't met the subjects of Eric Chaikin and Julian Petrillo's irresistible documentary.
50
Only occasionally do the thrill of the game and the passion of its players come together. That said, these guys' nakedly neurotic enthusiasm keeps the movie from being a total jumble.

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