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Endgame (2015)




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Since he was 5 yrs old, Jose's abuelita taught him to play chess like his grandfather who was a champion in Mexico. Now as part of the Brownsville school team, Jose has the chance to use his skills and for once in his life, finds himself in the spotlight, as he tries to help his team make it to the Texas state finals. As their coach, Mr. Alvarado, teaches his students the meaning of perseverance and team effort in the face of adversity, Jose discovers his own strengths and uses them to bring his broken family together.


Efren Ramirez
as Mr. Alvarado
Ivonne Coll
as Abuelita
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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

Carmen Marron's underdog tale of a Hispanic chess team makes too many predictable moves.

September 25, 2015 | Full Review…

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.

September 25, 2015 | Full Review…

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.

June 27, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Inspiring, if cheesy, story about chess has tragic moments.

October 16, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

[A] staid but well-intentioned after-school special game movie that's been checkmated by clichés.

October 8, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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.

September 25, 2015 | Full Review…

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