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Indie Game: The Movie Review

  • Release Date: May 18, 2012
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 34 min.
  • Genres: Documentary

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    73

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 70

    out of 100

    Village Voice

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

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Gary Goldstein

    Fortunately, Pajot and Swirsky don't overdo the minutiae (this is a movie even non-gamers can enjoy), offering just enough insight into the creative process to feel enlightening.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Variety Rob Nelson

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

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Well-crafted and intelligent, this film is an illumination of the agony of creation – the self-doubt, the obsession, the life sacrifices – that are the core, not merely the side-effects of those define themselves through "art."

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  • 90

    out of 100

    The New York Times

    Along the way comes a bracing, honest confession about these interactive creations, voiced by one designer but no doubt applying to many more makers of all kinds: "I made it for myself."

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