Cinematographer-turned-documentary filmmaker Patrick Creadon takes a compelling look at the brainy world of crossword puzzles, the masterminds that conceive them, and the folks who struggle to solve them in a film that offers a close look at one of America’s most popular pastimes.
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Felt a bit slight after seeing the scrabble movie (Word Wars) and the spelling bee movie (Spellbound), mainly because of how much time it spends with celebrities. I don't care about Bill Clinton. Actually, strike that. He was at the heart of so much that has gone wrong in the US (e.g., the telecommunications act that allowed for media monopolies), it pissed me off to see him presented with none of that context.