Pinball: The Man Who Saved the Game [2022] – Mike Faist, Crystal Reed

Pinball: The Man Who Saved the Game

The most surprising thing about this Pinball is that GQ had a direct connection to saving the game, and Roger Sharpe‘s marriage.


Not your standard biopic, but also not your standard documentary. The movie takes the low stakes route to tell us the story of how Roger Sharpe fell in love with the game and turned over its ban in New York.

In fact, anyone interested in gaming history will find a lot to enjoy here; and the general niceness helps make what is a fun 15-minute anecdote tolerable for ninety. If anything, it is refreshingly witty, funny, and captivating. We’ve seen a lot of biopics in the last 3 years. This movie is closer to Flamin’ Hot than it to Tetris.

Writer/directors Austin and Meredith Bragg, along with lead star Mike Faist (a breakout in 2021’s West Side Story) created a compelling angle to tell this wild true story.

Here’s to “hopefully” more movies and stories like this one.

Pinball: The Man Who Saved the Game – Official Trailer
Should you watch it?

Pinball: The Man Who Saved the Game movie is strictly low stakes. This is part of its knowing charm and what makes it super fun to watch. A real charmer.

Where can I watch it?

You can stream Pinball: The Man Who Saved the Game exclusively on Prime Video.

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