Indie Game: The Movie

18rdp_indiegame_span-thumbstandard This captivating documentary follows several independent game designers as they painstakingly develop their games and hope for breakthrough success. It also explores the quirky sensibility these personalities bring to their art form.
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Netflix Rating: 4.2
NYT Critics' Pick
The Sweat, Tears and Passion Behind the Pixels
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Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 92%
Critics' score: 92   Audience score: 95   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

Like punk rock or alternative comedy, it's a DIY pursuit that pits go-it-alone types against an industry machine, often breeding exciting but intensely idiosyncratic art in the process. full review

John Wenzel, Denver Post

This is about developers communicating with the world in the most creative, productive way they know how. It's about the artistic process. full review

Guy Dixon, Globe and Mail

You may have never picked up a game console in your life, but there's universal access thanks to compelling stories in Indie Game: The Movie. full review

Linda Barnard, Toronto Star

[A] smart, involving documentary... full review

Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

"Indie Game: The Movie" lays bare the passion behind the pixels, revealing the sweat, tears and sleep deprivation that go into trying to make the latest gaming sensation. full review

Nicolas Rapold, New York Times

An insightful new geek documentary, well directed by first-timers Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky. full review

Brian Miller, Village Voice

Compelling glimpse into artistic compulsion in video games. full review

Duane Byrge, Hollywood Reporter

The pic scores big points by drawing a sharp distinction between corporate vidgame programmers and indies. full review

Rob Nelson, Variety
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  • Release Year: 2012
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 103 min
  • Available From: Oct 02, 2012
  • Queued by: 3053 people
Directed By
Lisanne Pajot, James Swirsky
Jonathan Blow, Phil Fish, Edmund McMillen, Tommy Refenes

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