Byr Patrick Creadon

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release: 2006-11-07
  • Rate: PG
  • Lenght: 1h 25min
  • Director: Patrick Creadon
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent: USD 3.99
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"Wordplay" is a journey into the world of Will Shortz, the crossword puzzle editor at The New York Times. Known to millions as National Public Radio's "Puzzle Master", Shortz has spent his entire lifetime studying, creating, and editing puzzles, and has built a huge following along the way. Meet Shortz's diehard fans -- including President Bill Clinton, Senator Bob Dole, "The Daily Show's" Jon Stewart, filmmaker Ken Burns, the Indigo Girls, and Yankee's ace pitcher Mike Mussina -- and discover why over 50 million Americans do crosswords every week.



  • Just due it

    By Silver Strand
    Fantastic - reely captivating - if you like language and good docs - absolutely worthwhile.

    By Moviewhiz1
    Wordplay was a pretty good movie. I for one enjoyed it but did not love it but overall it was the best Documentary i've seen in 2006. Buy this movie
  • Amazing Documentary

    By applelover1976
    This film was so incredibly informative as well as entertaining. I was familiar with Will Shortz and his love of puzzles before but after watching this film I have a new appreciation for both of them. I would recommend this to anyone who is a fan of Shortz or puzzles in general. It won't dissapoint!
  • I helped film this...

    By Kooberz
    My name's Alex and I was behind the scenes of this great film. For three days I helped the director, Patrick Creadon, film the hidden camera shots that you see in the film...and I was only 16 at the time! So every shot that appears to be on a table, looking up at the crossword contestants was shot by me. Before I was involved with the film, I never would have imagined the kind of underground, cult following that crossword puzzles have...and I mean that in a good way. Everyone at the competition in this movie was as personable and friendly as they come. There's just no better feel-good documentary that I've ever seen (or worked on) besides this one. If you like crossword puzzles, or if you just enjoy a relaxing and lighthearted movie to watch with your family, I suggest you give this movie a shot.
  • sooooo good

    By johnsterno
    after seeing this movie, i do crossword puzzles every day. especially new york times. i love it. it's so funny.
  • LOVE IT!

    By Sanay-nay
    FINALLY! I love you i-tunes. I saw this movie in theaters and I fell in love! It is a wonderfully filmed documentary, really. I've never been so entertained by sucha seemingly boring topic. I'd give it 100 stars if I could.
  • Great film

    By PGolub
    I'm not a big X-word puzzler kinda person, but this movie pulled me into the culture of it. It was one of the most entertaining films I have ever seen. By it!!!
  • great

    By Chunk unit
    I wouldn't recommend buying this movie on itunes, i would recommend buying the dvd. From a brief history of crossword puzzles from will shortz's job to the creation of a crossword to an actual crossword competition. it is a great work of art from start to finish.
  • Brillant Documentary

    By BestAunt
    This documentary is brillant because its story unfolds like a crossword puzzle. The characters are hallarious at times and overall interesting. I was never into crossword puzzles but still very much enjoyed this film.

    By JMO9
    I lovedd this movie so much! i come from a family of crossworders mainly my dad who is in the movie and has won the championship before. This movie was so good. Even if you don't do the puzzles you'll love it!