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The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

  PG-13 Closed Captioning

Seth Gordon

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Plot Summary

In this hilarious, critically acclaimed arcade showdown, a humble novice goes head-to-head against the reigning Donkey Kong champ in a confrontation that rocks the gaming world to its processors! For over 20 years, Billy Mitchell has owned the throne of the Donkey Kong world. No one could beat his top score until now. Newcomer Steve Wiebe claims to have beaten the unbeatable, but Mitchell isn't ready to renquish his crown without a fight. Go behind the barrels as the two battle it out in a vicious war to earn the title of the true King of Kong.

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Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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96%
  • Reviews Counted: 98
  • Fresh: 94
  • Rotten: 4
  • Average Rating: 8.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: A documentary that is beyond strange. – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: A classic video-arcade game becomes the means of an epic struggle in this funny, surprisingly poignant video documentary. – J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Nerds rule. – Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: With the results up in the air until the very end of the film, you will care who wins the goofy contest. – Denver Post, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Must see for any video game fan

Most movies about video games have a tendency to have a stereotype of being really poorly produced, but this is one of those rare movies that is great. Heck, I was watching it in my room and had a friend come by who has no interest in video games, and she even sat down and watched it. It is a great movie about the struggle that goes on with competitive gaming and world records. It is slightly out of date, but you can just head to Wikipedia to find out the current status of the high score. I would recommend this to anyone who loves video games or is interested in world records or just a good movie in general.

Solid Movie

I first saw this movie on G4 TV and it was a fun watch. This movie is not ment to entertain the masses, this movie focuses on a certain type of movie watcher. I don't know exactly what kind of people should watch, but I do know that if you enjoy classic video games and a heart warming story. This is the movie for you!!!

Watch this documentary... watch it now!

After watching this movie I had a hard time believing that it could have actually happened, but after some research am inclined to believe it did.

What you expect is a bunch of nerds with too much time on their hands, but instead you're treated to an almost Shakespearean tale of courage, perseverance, deceit, betrayal, etc... Almost everyone in the documentary is instantly memorable, from the jedi-like father figure of the referee to the sinister, self-confident 'villain'.

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2008

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