EndgameSince he was 5 yrs old, Jose’s abuelita taught him to play chess like his grandfather who was a champion in Mexico. With help from his coach, Jose tries to help his school's chess team reach the Texas state finals.
Actors of "Endgame"
Directors of "Endgame"Carmen Marron
Creators of "Endgame"Carmen MarronHector Salinas
Critic Reviews of "Endgame"VarietySeptember 25, 2015
Carmen Marron's underdog tale of a Hispanic chess team makes too many predictable moves.Los Angeles TimesSeptember 25, 2015
The otherwise congenial film plays itself to a draw because of flat characters and a script that overdoes the melodrama in the service of checking off a series of genre tropes borrowed from sports movies.TheFilmFile.comJune 27, 2016
There isn't a single surprising development or unforeseen story turn in "Endgame," and yet, as a study in formulaic Screenwriting 101 filmmaking, it's really rather pleasant and sometimes surprisingly moving.Common Sense MediaOctober 16, 2015
Inspiring, if cheesy, story about chess has tragic moments.Chicago Daily HeraldOctober 08, 2015
[A] staid but well-intentioned after-school special game movie that's been checkmated by clichés.rec.arts.movies.reviewsSeptember 25, 2015
A very modest film having much in common with the after-school Disney TV shows about kids and geared to kids. If you have kids that play chess, they'll enjoy this.Film Journal InternationalSeptember 24, 2015
[Endgame] means well, which is about the best one can say about it.Eye for FilmSeptember 24, 2015
Rico Ramirez keeps the audience interested even when Jose is at his least sympathetic, and knows how to turn on the harm without ever being sugary. He's definitely one to watch.
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