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The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Seth Gordon

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About the Movie

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.


Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 101
  • Fresh: 98
  • Rotten: 3
  • Average Rating: 8.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: A pretty great trip down memory lane, even if you were one of the cool kids who managed to avoid the arcade scene. – Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle, Jun 24, 2010

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

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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 It is slightly out of date, but you can just head to Wikipedia to find out the current status of the high score.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.

Not a video game guy BUT...

This movie was surprisingly good! Entertaining and character driven...truly well done story and the edit was solid. Out of the blue documentary!

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!!!

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2007

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