Tetris

critic Reviews

, 81% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • While it's nowhere near as addictive or fast-paced as the game, Tetris offers a fun, fizzy account of the story behind an 8-bit classic.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Stephen RomeiThe Australian
    The drawn-from-life drama Tetris is a bit like the video game it’s named after: slow to start but, once it warms up, a bit addictive.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    Taron Egerton fits perfectly into story of the classic game’s origins.
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    Wendy IdeObserver (UK)
    Director Jon S Baird harnesses the graphic style and plinky plonk music of 80s computer games to amusing effect.
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    Stephanie ZacharekTIME Magazine
    In movie terms, it all works, and Egerton and Efremov are wonderful.
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    Ty BurrTy Burr's Watch List (Substack)
    It settles down into an engagingly paranoid 8-bit variation on “Bridge of Spies"...
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    Baird occasionally drops "Tetris" pieces or inserts animated 8-bit elements into the frame, because otherwise the movie is a lot of drab interiors and conversations about rights, contracts and business ethics. It's not enough...
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    Tamma MokshaThe Hindu
    While his moustache might need some getting used to, Taron Egerton is reliable in this chaotic cold-war thriller and you can count on him to keep you hooked.
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    David NusairReel Film Reviews
    ...compelling subject matter that’s increasingly employed to underwhelming and tedious effect...
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    Felix Vasquez Jr.Cinema Crazed
    As a thriller it’s sub-par, but as a film about the iconic pop culture sensation that is “Tetris,” it just downright stinks.
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    Michael CookKLRT-TV
    At times it can get a bit lost with all the behind the scenes machinations, licensing, contracts or whatever, but this is a fun movie.
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