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118 Ratings

Word Play


Directed by Patrick Creadon
United States, 2006


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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Word Play Directed by Patrick Creadon

Awards & Festivals

National Board of Review

2006 | Winner: Top Five Documentaries

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

2006 | Nominee: Best Documentary

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