"A solidly entertaining drama with an intriguingly unconventional lead"
"Enlightened and enlightening"
"A film all the more heartwarming because it is based in truth"
"It’s a film with the texture and truth of life"
"The Dark Horse is a remarkable, riveting and inspiring true story that audiences will be standing up and cheering"
"You don't need to know anything about chess, New Zealand or Genesis Potini to fall under the spell of The Dark Horse."
"Cliff Curtis gives the performance of his career"
"A powerful emotional experience"