Critical Thinking

By John Leguizamo


It is 1998 in Mia­mi. Ram­pant pover­ty, bro­ken fam­i­lies, and a prej­u­diced sys­tem push under­priv­i­leged youth to the fringes of soci­ety. But for a mag­net­ic group of teens, there is a reprieve. A game where it is not about where you come from, but how you play. That equal­iz­er is chess. Mr. “T” Mar­tinez, a chess mil­i­tant and pas­sion­ate coach, leads them to a com­plete­ly for­eign field of bat­tle: the Nation­al Chess Championship…

By : John Leguizamo
Duration : 1h57
With : John Leguizamo, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Angel Bismark Curiel, Will Hochman, Corwin Tuggles, Jeffry Batista, Zora Casabere, Ramses Jimenez, Rachel Bay Jones, Michael Kenneth Williams 
Type : Fiction
Nationality : USA

Pro­duc­tion : Scott Rosen­felt & Jason Mandl
Script : Dito Montiel
Cin­e­matog­ra­phy : Zach Zamboni
Edit­ing: Jamie Kirkpatrick
Music : Chris Hajian
Cast : John Leguizamo, Jorge Lende­borg Jr., Angel Bis­mark Curiel, Will Hochman, Cor­win Tug­gles, Jef­fry Batista, Zora Casabere, Ram­ses Jimenez, Rachel Bay Jones, Michael Ken­neth Williams
Dis­tri­b­u­tion : ACE Enter­tain­ment Films, +33 1 49 95 93 28, ,

In Eng­lish & Span­ish with French subtitles

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