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Brooklyn CastleBrooklyn Castle is a documentary about I.S. 318, an inner-city school where more than 65% of students live below the federal poverty level but has the highest ranked junior high chess team in the nation.Genre: DocumentaryCountry: United StatesDuration: 101 minQuality: HDRelease: 2012IMDb: 7.2
Actors of "Brooklyn Castle"
Directors of "Brooklyn Castle"Katie Dellamaggiore
Critic Reviews of "Brooklyn Castle"New York Daily NewsOctober 07, 2013
Brooklyn Castle does a superb job of celebrating the triumph while reinforcing the relentless vigilance it requires from everyone involved.Toronto StarMarch 28, 2013
Brooklyn Castle is inspiring stuff that grabs you by the throat and will leave you cheering - quietly of course. No shouting in a chess match.Detroit NewsMarch 01, 2013
There's a general spirit of triumph and perseverance to "Brooklyn Castle" that's inevitably uplifting.San Francisco ChronicleNovember 15, 2012
"Brooklyn Castle" easily checkmates your inner cynic.Boston GlobeNovember 15, 2012
Katie Dellamaggiore's lively and affecting documentary introduces us to a cast of characters that's very winning (in both senses of the word).New York Magazine/VultureNovember 14, 2012
It's not To Sir, With Love: It's fierce ambition, the channeling of emotion, and hours of drilling.Film ThreatJune 06, 2013
With Brooklyn Castle it's really nice to see so many young, positive minds at play in the world, and to cheer on so many smiling children dreaming of enlightened futures.culturevulture.netDecember 10, 2012
... a powerful and positive story about dedicated teachers helping kids succeed no matter what their circumstancesSpectrum (St. George, Utah)December 08, 2012
Like chess, not exactly a high-energy experience but seeing what these kids accomplish, seemingly against all odds is breathtaking all the same.PopMattersNovember 22, 2012
...provides a corrective to the popular image of American schools as obsessed with sports and popularity, and it makes the strongest possible case for funding after-school activities.Boston HeraldNovember 16, 2012
Chess, brilliant young students and great teachers potent mix.Boston PhoenixNovember 12, 2012
The I.S. 318 team? A delightfully motley, vulnerable, multicultural bunch, whose addiction to chess has allowed them higher aspirations for top high schools and, eventually, college and careers. You will root for them like crazy.
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