Set over the course of a weekend tournament for chess software programmers thirty-some years ago, COMPUTER CHESS transports viewers to a nostalgic moment when the contest between technology and the human spirit seemed a little more up for grabs. We get to know the eccentric geniuses possessed of the vision to teach a metal box to defeat man, literally, at his own game, laying the groundwork for artificial intelligence as we know it and will come to know it in the future.
“Sneakily brilliant.” – A.O
. Scott, NY Times
"The funniest and headiest indie of the year." – Aaron Hillis, Village Voice
“**** [A] rather brilliantly conceived study of a (fictional) computer v computer chess tournament in the early 80s. Bujalski really has pulled off something extraordinary here.” – Andrew Pulver, The Guardian
"Could be a new Dr. Strangelove. Hilarious and brilliant." -Nathan Reneaud, Accréds (France)
"Close to perfect." - Amy Taubin, Film Comment