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Wordplay full movie is released on Jul 21, 2006. Watch Wordplay online - the English Documentary movie from United States , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $3,177,636. Wordplay is directed by Patrick Creadon and created by Patrick Creadon with Will Shortz and Merl Reagle. Wordplay is available online on Apple iTunes and Amazon Video.

A documentary that focuses on the world of crossword puzzles: those that construct them, those that love to solve them, those that compete in the annual Crossword competition in Stamford and also on Will Shortz, the editor of the New York Times crossword since the early 1990s. Shortz actually has a university degree in games and organized the first crossword championship in 1978. Some of the contributors to the Times puzzle explain how they go about building them while some aficionados, including former President Bill Clinton and comedian Jon Stewart talk about their love of solving them. The film also introduces several past champions and near champions competing in the 2006 tournament and it takes you from the preliminary rounds to the final where the top three contestants compete in front of a room full of admiring contestants.

As know as:

Szójáték, Puzzelrace, Игра слов, Word Play, Wordplay

Release Date:

Jan 21, 2006

Release Date (Streaming):

Nov 07, 2006


United States



Production Companies:

Grinder Productions, O'Malley Creadon Productions, The Weinstein Company

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Discover a world that thinks inside the box, A wildly entertaining documentary about crossword puzzles, the people who make them and the people who love them


Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
Boy, was I wrong. There's more palm-sweating suspense in one minute of this baby than in all of The Omen.
by rottentomatoes, Nov 24, 2006
Stephanie Zacharek
Even though these puzzles are mapped out with utmost precision -- and even though logic is an extremely useful tool for solving them -- they're still, somehow, objects of intrigue and mystery.
by rottentomatoes, Oct 07, 2006
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
A playful, informative and very sweet documentary about the world of words 'across' or 'down.'
by rottentomatoes, Jul 07, 2006

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