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Pawn Sacrifice

PG-13| 1 hr. 54 min.

Plot Summary

In a gripping true story set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire. Also starring Liev Schreiber and Peter Sarsgaard, PAWN SACRIFICE chronicles Fischer's terrifying struggles with genius and madness, and the rise and fall of a kid from Brooklyn who captured the imagination of the world.  

Cast: Tobey Maguire , Peter Sarsgaard , Liev Schreiber , Michael Stuhlbarg , Lily Rabe , Robin Weigert , Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick , Aiden Lovekamp

Director: Edward Zwick

Genres: Historical drama, Biography

Distributor: Bleecker Street Media

Pawn Sacrifice (2014)

Release Date: September 16th, 2015|1 hr. 54 min.

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  • The film offers few answers about Fischer's descent into derangement. But you watch Maguire and slowly, with pity and terror, you understand. show more

  • A gripping study of Bobby Fischer, perhaps the greatest chess player ever. show more

  • Maguire’s portrayal of Fischer’s volatility, disconnect and inner demons is gripping. It’s his best performance since “Wonder Boys” (2000). Schreiber hardly says anything, yet he’s gloweringly good. He acts with his jowls and brow and swept-back hair, making the sort-of rock-’n’-roll Spassky a polar opposite, but strategic equal, to Fischer. Saarsgaard is also terrific, lending a quiet air of solemnity and thoughtfulness. show more

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