How to Win at Checkers (Every Time) (2015) poster
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The film is set in the economic fringes of Bangkok and examines the joys and challenges of growing up in contemporary Thailand. After the loss of both parents, 11 years old Oat faces an uncertain future when his older brother must submit to Thailand's annual military draft lottery. Unable to convince his brother to do whatever he can to change his fate, Oat takes matters into his own hands resulting in unexpected consequences. ~~ Based on the stories from the bestselling book Sightseeing by Rattawut Lapcharoensap. Edit Translation

  • English
  • Nederlands
  • Polski
  • Bahasa Indonesia
  • Country: Thailand
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Feb 8, 2015
  • Duration: 1 hr. 20 min.
  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 271 users)
  • Ranked: #2927
  • Popularity: #4149
  • Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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10 people found this review helpful
Aug 16, 2016
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 9.5
How to Win at Checkers (Every Time} was a great coming of age movie about two brothers just trying to get by. Oat is a young boy who looks up to his older brother Ek. In the movie we see how Ek deals with his relationship with his boyfriend, his struggle to financially support his brother and himself through the perspective of Oat.
I really had no prior knowledge about the draft lottery in Thailand so it was very interesting to see how the two brothers dealt with that. We get to see how Oat develops into more mature person throughout the movie. The relationship between the brothers is heartwarming. The scenes when they're together make you feel so sentimental.

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8 people found this review helpful
Apr 28, 2017
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 6.0
STORY: This was a real nice movie about the unique bond of love between brothers. I also liked that there was an established long-term relationship between Ek and his boyfriend. The story can seem to be slow-paced in parts but the warm interactions between the brothers made it worthwile. The ending is somber but not overly sad though I did shed a tear.

ACTING/CAST: All were professional about their work but I really thought Damrongsakkul Ingkarat (Young Oat) did a great job being only 12 at the time.

MUSIC: It was OK but not memorable.

REWATCH VALUE: Maybe with a friend.

OVERALL: A well-done coming-of-age movie. The cinematography was excellent.

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  • Movie: How to Win at Checkers (Every Time)
  • Country: Thailand
  • Release Date: Feb 8, 2015
  • Duration: 1 hr. 20 min.
  • Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)


  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 271 users)
  • Ranked: #2927
  • Popularity: #4149
  • Watchers: 699

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