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Critical Thinking (2020)

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The true story of the Miami Jackson High School chess team which was the first inner city team to win the U.S. National Chess Championship.

Director:

John Leguizamo

Writer:

Dito Montiel

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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Leguizamo ... Mr. Martinez
Rachel Bay Jones ... Principal Kestel
Michael Kenneth Williams ... Mr. Roundtree
Corwin C. Tuggles ... Sedrick Roundtree
Jorge Lendeborg Jr. ... Oelmy 'Ito' Paniagua (as Jorge Lendeborg)
Angel Bismark Curiel ... Rodelay Medina
Jeffry Batista ... Marcel Martinez
Will Hochman ... Gil Luna
Zora Casebere ... Chanayah
Ramses Jimenez ... Andre
Isaac Beverly Isaac Beverly ... Pickle
Todd Allen Durkin ... Detective Ransone
Dave Baez ... Detective Vargas
Dre C. Dre C. ... Michael Rivera
Sydney Arroyo ... Cornelia
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CRITICAL THINKING is based on the story of the 1998 Miami Jackson Senior High School chess team that defied the odds and overcame incredible adversity to become the first urban high school to win the U.S. Chess National Championship. John Leguizamo stars as Mario Martinez, the determined high school teacher who's unwavering belief in his students set in motion the rise of the Miami Jackson chess team from the city streets of1998 Miami, to the spotlight as national champions.

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Chess is the great equalizer

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Drama

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Very good movie
24 September 2020 | by esquivelgolcher-838-151895See all my reviews

Based on true history that proves chess is very helpful tools in the schools.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

4 September 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA

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