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.  

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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 classically helmed biopic that brings nothing new to the genre, but benefits from handsome craftmanship and solid performances by Tobey Maguire as the Brooklyn boy wonder, and Liev Schreiber as his longtime Russian nemesis, Boris Spassky. show more

  • Pawn Sacrifice is intelligent, absorbing, never boring, and skillfully tense when it should be. show more

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  • October 05, 2015 whisper2Ascream
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    With common sense you can figure out Fischer's decent without them telling you in dialog. He doesn't follow protocol in game. He was a ground breaker. Chess moves are all memorized but not for Bobby. He created new possibilities. You get this watching and they don't need to tell you as some critics complain about. This is a very interesting movie and even better if you like something different. I'm sick of high action and close getaways. Not much hollywoodmglitter here and so well made.

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