Word Wars

"Very Good"

Word Wars Review


Every sport (Murderball) or game or childhood activity (Spellbound) gets its documentary, eventually. Here's Scrabble's turn at the bat, a surprisingly lively look at four competitive players of the popular board game, which has a tournament circuit worth $25,000 to the winner. As expected, our filmmakers focus on four promising contenders, all of whom are oddballs -- from acid-reflux-stricken Joel Sherman to Marlon Hill, who looks like a linebacker and sneaks out during games to smoke pot outside. Amusing stuff, and if you've ever been obsessed with a game of any kind (Scrabble or no), this film will be a quick, fun way to reminisce about your compulsions. (Plus, it'll probably make you a way better Scrabble player.)

Aka Word Wars - Tiles and Tribulations on the Scrabble Game Circuit.



Word Wars

Facts and Figures

Run time: 80 mins

In Theaters: Thursday 1st January 2004

Distributed by: Seventh Art Releasing

Production compaines: E-Wolf, Seventh Art Releasing

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Fresh: 31 Rotten: 4

IMDB: 6.9 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: Eric Chaikin, Julian Petrillo

Producer: Eric Chaikin

Starring: as Himself, Joe Edley as Himself, Matt Graham as Himself, Marlon Hill as Himself, Joel Sherman as Himself, Aldo Cardia as Himself

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