Under The Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story
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Under The Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story
Under the Boardwalk: The MONOPOLY Story, a gripping documentary narrated by Zachary Levi. For more than 75 years, the game of MONOPOLY has brought friends and families together on countless occasions and created millions of memories. This fascinating documentary shows how the classic board game has become a worldwide cultural phenomenon, and follows the colorful players who come together to compete for the coveted title of MONOPOLY World Champion. -- (C) Tostie Productions

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"On its own modest terms, "Under the Boardwalk" is a pleasant, enjoyable experience..."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"Under the Boardwalk provides an amiable overview of one very famous board game's history and impact, alongside a moderately engaging portrait of players preparing for the 2009 World Monopoly Championship."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"Fascinating revelations on how the 75 year old game adapted to changing times, and originated as anti-capitalist during the Great Depression, then flipped the script. As it takes up the significant challenges of bringing a board game to cinematic life."
‑ Prairie Miller, WBAI Radio
"More than you ever thought you could know about the world's favorite board game is here in this amiable but wandering, factoid-filled documentary."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"Feels as wholesome as a Norman Rockwell illustration, hitting just the kind of nostalgic chord the game inspires in those who grew up playing it."
‑ Alison Gang, San Diego Union-Tribune
"The film bounces around enjoyably, giving a history of the game, talking to people who love it and chronicling the 2009 Monopoly World Championships in Las Vegas."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"Strictly a soft sell, a breezy, fan's-eye appreciation of one of America's (and now much of the world's) most popular board games."
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"A slick documentary that juxtaposes the history, politics and cultural influence of the ever-popular Parker Brothers game with brief profiles of the people who play it."
‑ Annlee Ellingson, Moving Pictures Magazine
"Whether you play MONOPOLY or not, you'll be game for this entertaining documentary tha delves into everything about the world's most popular board game."
‑ Jennifer Merin, About.com
"Under the Boardwalk is, unsurprisingly, a celebration of all things Monopoly, from its role in American pop culture to the national and international tournaments it has spawned."
‑ Andrew Schenker, Village Voice
"Advance token to Boardwalk!"
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
"Under the Boardwalk is affectionate and inoffensive, but unavoidably disposable."
‑ Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine
"Kevin Tostado's desire to compete in the Monopoly championships led him to make a delightful documentary about the classic board game for its 75th anniversary."
‑ Beth Accomando, KPBS.org
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