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Pawn Sacrifice

Release Date: September 16th, 2015

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

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critic reviews( 3 )
  • 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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