Under The Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story
Under The Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story (2011)

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… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: May 6, 2011
DVD Release Date: February 14, 2012
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

On its own modest terms, "Under the Boardwalk" is a pleasant, enjoyable experience...

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Dennis Harvey

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.

Prairie Miller
WBAI Radio

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.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

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.

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

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.

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Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine

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.

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Andrew Schenker
Village Voice

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.

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Kam Williams

Advance token to Boardwalk!

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Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine

Under the Boardwalk is affectionate and inoffensive, but unavoidably disposable.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
"Rolling the dice is just the beginning..." Under the Boardwalk is a surprisingly entertaining affair. I expected a sort of History Channel-esque… More
Everett Johnson
"Under the Boardwalk" is light hearted documentary about all things Monopoly. From it's origins, to collectors, to the world Monopoly… More
Jason Vargo
Light, airy and constantly unearthing new little factoids about Monopoly fandom, Under the Boardwalk intercuts the history of the game with the run up to the… More