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Release Date: September 16th, 2015

PG-13|1 hr 54 min

Plot Summary
American chess legend Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) and Soviet Grandmaster Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber) enthrall the world with their intense battle of wills and strategy during the 1972 World Chess Championship.

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

Production Co: Material Pictures, Gail Katz

Distributors: Bleecker Street Media

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  • Edward Zwick’s Pawn Sacrifice is an enthralling piece of mainstream entertainment that captures the essence of Fischer’s mad genius, perfectly re-creates the tenor of the times AND works as a legit sports movie about the great game of chess. 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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