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Queen of Katwe [Blu-ray] [2016]

  • SKU: 5707940
  • Release Date: 01/31/2017
  • Rating: PG
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (73 out of 77)

    Special Features


    • A Fork, a Spoon & a Knight-director Mira Nair's short film about Robert Katende, a boy who grows up to transform a Ugandan city into a globally renowned chess sanctuary.
    • Alicia Keys "Back to Life" lyric video-sing along with on-screen lyrics.
    • Audio commentary-with director Mira Nair.
    • Deleted scenes-with introduction by Mira Nair.
    • In the Studio with Alicia Keys-go behind the scenes with Alicia Keys for an inspiring look at the recording of her song "Back to Life."
    • Queen of Katwe: Their Story-discover the stories behind the people who helped bring the film to life, and how they reflect the vibrant community, culture and spirit it celebrates.
    • Young Cardamon & Hab" #1 Spice" music video-the Ugandan hip-hop duo bring the flavor in a music video directed by Mira Nair.

    Synopsis


    Queen of Katwe
    This biopic of Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi (Madina Nalwanga) traces her journey from the Kampala slum of Katwe, where she is forced to abandon her formal schooling at the age of nine, to the upper echelons of the chess world after she develops an interest in the game at a youth-outreach program run by Robert Katende (David Oyelowo). Lupita Nyong'o co-stars as Mutesi's mother, who worries that her daughter's dreams of becoming a chess champion are a frivolous distraction from real life. Produced as a joint venture between Disney and ESPN Films, Queen of Katwe was directed by Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding), and was adapted from a nonfiction book by sportswriter Tim Crothers, who became acquainted with Mutesi's story while on assignment for ESPN. ~ Violet LeVoit, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • David Oyelowo
      David Oyelowo - Robert Katende
    • Lupita Nyong'o
      Lupita Nyong'o - Nakku Harriet
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      Ntare Mwine - Tendo
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      Akin Omotoso - Rwabushenyi President
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      Maggie Benedict - Chess Federation Secretary



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 77 reviews

    95%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      An uplifting story

      Posted
      RenaissanceMan
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      The movie preview intrigued me about the story of a young girl potential chess master coming from a poor African country who overcame the odds of being poor but having intellectual potential and an ability to excel - the ultimate example of nature versus nurture. It's a great telling, but you have to really pay attention since it can be difficult to understand because of the dialect and speech patterns - it doesn't detract from the story-telling or the positives about how she succeeds, but just something you should be aware of.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Loved it

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      msgee
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      This was an inspiring and feel good movie with some comedic elements. The acting by all the principal characters was excellent. The fact that it was based on actual events made it that much easier to root for the underdog. My only complaint is that the accents were a little difficult to understand at times but that isn't the fault of the movie as it was set in Africa. Still an excellent choice for anyone especially families looking for some family friendly entertainment.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good movie based on true story, but a little long

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      Raptorht
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      Overall I thought this was a decent to good movie with some inspirational moments and some good talking points for my kids (age 6 and 8). I thought it ran a little long and it could have been edited down to trim the run-time down 15-20 minutes. My kids are young and these types of movies tend to make them "tune-out" but they were able to stick it through and finish the movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Excellent feature

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      Jac69
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      I really enjoyed watching this movie. I found it to be informative, educational and eye opening. Acting was incredible, locations where the film was filmed were amazing and reflective. It was a heart touching and warming presentation evoking feelings and thoughts of how much we should be grateful for. I own this movie as a great addition to my library. Enjoy!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Loved this movie

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      msgee
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      This was a great movie and the fact that it was based on an actual person made it all the more noteworthy. I watched it with my 10 year old and it was a great way to show that anyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve their dreams if they want it badly enough and are wiling to work hard and make sacrifices.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Movie with lots of heart

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      BadWolfAR
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      This movie, is a small Disney movie that deserved a lot more popularity. Is a cute small movie that brings family and dreams of bettering themselves in such a great way. Everyone should see this movie, plus is about chess. One of the best games ever.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Must watch film

      Posted
      Tiffany
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      I missed this one in theaters and was happy to be able to buy it when it came out on blu-ray. The story is great and inspiring and the film in general is a feel good family film. I would recommend this to everyone to give it a chance.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Powerfully inspiring portrayed by superb acting.

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      Nedlawe
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      Queen Of Katwe a tour de force in today's world. Speaks to women in particular. Reinforces the values of persistence, perseverance, perspicacity. Loved the inspiring message: Don't give up on your dreams.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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