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From child prodigy to chess genius.

The critical consensus

What Ree does capture very well is the tension and the gladiatorial aspect of big-match chess.

***(*)(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 23/11/2016

The film is largely sympathetic with only modest hints of the sacrifices made and the difficulties he faces engaging with people on an emotional level.

***(*)(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 25/11/2016

A documentary about Norway’s boy genius Magnus Carlsen is one for the fans.

**(*)(*)(*)Xan Brooks, The Observer, 27/11/2016

Where and when?

Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow from Wednesday November 30, 2016, until Thursday December 1, 2016. More info:

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