The Speed Cubers movie review - Aussieboyreviews


This interesting and short documentary about the hobby of rubik’s-cubing is inspiring and will appeal to young ages. It looks at autism, competition, friendship and parenting.


A documentary on the lives of two young speed-cubers Max Park and Feliks Zemdegs, who are both competitive in their passion and develop a friendship.

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Movie details

Director: Sue Kim
Cast: Max Park, Feliks Zemdegs, Schwan Park, Philipp Weyer
Release Date (Australia): 29 July 2020
Runtime: 40 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA
Language: English

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (G)

The film features very mild themes relating to a child being diagnosed with autism.

Coarse Language (PG)

The film features infrequent coarse language, including the word “pissed”.

mpaa rating

NR (Not Rated)

Aussie boy's thoughts

It would certainly be healthier for your expectations if this documentary had simply placed the names Max Park and Feliks Zemdegs at the head of the title, considering it’s about them only. But overall, this is an inspiring and short docu about competition, friendship and autism. It will appeal the most to very young ages and the viewers who have hope for their dreams.

The Speed Cubers is about Max Park and Feliks Zemdegs, two young competitors who are very passionate about rubik’s-cubing and, through their friendly rivalry, still develop a lovely friendship. This documentary is mainly focused on Max, who is autistic, and his parents who tell us about his backstory and what he does in life. We don’t hear as much about Feliks, but he is portrayed as a great guy and a good friend.

If you’re getting into or are already into cubing with these squared puzzles that do also come in different shapes, The Speed Cubers is for you; its subject matter makes for a watchable and interesting experience. However, this documentary is only about two specific people. Where’s all the stories and dashes of background for the other cubers? Therefore, there’s no need for it to run for more than 40 minutes; what else would it cover?

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