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The King of Kong

Walter Day, Billy Mitchell, Todd Rogers, Steve Sanders, Doris Self

Directed by Seth Gordon
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5 3
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5 3 0
August 7, 2007

Who would have guessed that a documentary about gamers obsessed with scoring a world record at Donkey Kong would not only be roaringly funny but serve as a metaphor for the decline of Western civilization? Using Billy Mitchell's need to stay champ and Steve Wiebe's need to beat him, director Seth Gordon deftly manages to show how age, marriage, fatherhood and so-called ethical thinking will not stop man's need to go to war, no matter how stupid the reason.

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