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Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story

HD   G Closed Captioning

Kevin Tostado

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About the Movie

A worldwide cultural phenomenon, the classic board game Monopoly® has been played by over a billion people in the last 75 years. UNDER THE BOARDWALK: THE MONOPOLY STORY presents the captivating stories about the game and those who play it, culminating with the high-stakes MONOPOLY® world championships held every four years. Leading up to the exciting coronation of a new champion in Las Vegas, the film follows some of the most colorful players in the game. They are lawyers and math teachers, defending champions and underdogs, all brought together by a shared love of the game. From helping WWII POWs escape to cropping up in movies and television since its inception, MONOPOLY®'s rich history is revealed in this fascinating documentary, narrated by Zachary Levi (Chuck).

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 13
  • Fresh: 11
  • Rotten: 2
  • Average Rating: 6.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The film bounces around enjoyably, giving a history of the game, talking to people who love it and chronicling the 2009 Monopoly World Championships in Las Vegas. – Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, May 6, 2011

Fresh: Under the Boardwalk provides an amiable overview of one very famous board game's history and impact, alongside a moderately engaging portrait of players preparing for the 2009 World Monopoly Championship. – Dennis Harvey, Variety, May 3, 2011

Rotten: Under the Boardwalk is, unsurprisingly, a celebration of all things Monopoly, from its role in American pop culture to the national and international tournaments it has spawned. – Andrew Schenker, Village Voice, May 3, 2011

Fresh: On its own modest terms, "Under the Boardwalk" is a pleasant, enjoyable experience... – Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic, Jun 2, 2011

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Customer Reviews

Watch this and you'll want to play Monopoly

This is a fun, quirky documentary all about the classic board game. If you like Monopoly, or documentaries (especially ones like Wordplay, Spellbound, or King of Kong), you'll love this movie. And guaranteed, even if it's been a few years, after watching you'll want to get out your set and play again. And better yet, it's narrated by Zachary Levi, star of TV's "Chuck!"

Under the Boardwalk

This is a great movie and both my 8 year old son and I loved it! It gives a fresh perspective on the game and how far you can go. I highly recommend it!

Wonderful Documentary

Insanely interesting, lots of funny people compete in the national monopoly championship. This is even interesting to people who have only played the game once or twice, or have never finished a game.

Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2011

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