The Speed Cubers (2020)

The Speed Cubers (2020)
7.5
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  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release year: 2020 ()
  • Running time: 40 min
  • Original Title: The Speed Cubers
  • Voted: 1084

Speed Cubing, which is the competitive sport of solving a Rubik's Cube in mere seconds, has grown into a worldwide phenomenon in recent years. For nearly a decade in the sport, Feliks Zemdegs from Australia, has reigned unchallenged as the king of cubers, the greatest of all time. That is, until now. The cubing world was stunned when an unknown challenger named Max Park from California took home the Gold medal in 2017 and emerged onto the global stage. Since then, Max's rise to the top has been swift and steady, save for one obstacle in his way: Feliks. The two have been trading wins and world records steadily, neither one able to truly dominate while the other still competes. But rather than developing into a bitter rivalry, Feliks and Max have instead grown their competitive relationship into a tender yet complicated friendship. Max is highly autistic and his family has been using speed cubing as a means of therapy for his nascent social skills and emotional development. They would ...

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  • Awesome documentary by 10

    It was the best documentary I've ever seen. Highly recommended for avid cubers.

  • Netflix giving money for anything these days by 3

    Seriously lacking diversity. Black lives matter. Was there any deep dive into how they solve them and tips for the majority of people watching want to knew how to acquire the skills for solving a cube. Nope. What a waste of Netflix money and time of the yellow and white privilege families.

  • Stimulanting by 10

    A documentary about the cube owners.Follow the story of two boys who have been world champions in building cubes at speed.The interesting thing is not only to see the competition, it is to see the vision that parents have about one of the boys who has autism, the total support they give him.Entertaining.Quality.StimulatingTalk about discipline, solidarity and friendship.Of short duration which makes it digestible and easy to see.

  • Friendship and Parenting at the heart of this short film by 9

    My heart went out to the parents of Max and to Feliks. This short documentary masterfully told a beautiful story between the unconditional love of the parents of Max and his special friendship with a world champion cuber Feliks, As someone who is not a cuber, the drama is still very intense and the relationships formed around Max warmed my heart. This is a gem that will likely be overlooked by many but i am so glad to catch it on netflix.

  • Great but... by 9

    I really wish the documentary focused more on cubing as a whole instead of just focusing of Feliks and Max. If the documentary was longer, there would probably be more time to explain the brief history about the cubing community and explain more about the cube. I would love to see more stuff like this about other cubers and their backgrounds, like Tymon Kolasinski and Lucas Etter. Overall, pretty heart touching documentary.

#PersonCrew
1Ben Blennerhassattcinematographer
2Chris Olsoncinematographer
3Dan Vidmarcomposer
4Sue Kimdirector
5Dylan Sylwestereditor
6Katie Turinskieditor
7Evan Kraussproducer
8Chris Romanoproducer