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Pawn Sacrifice
6.7 Rating
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Tobey Maguire Tobey Maguire
Bobby Fischer
Liev Schreiber Liev Schreiber
Boris Spassky
Michael Stuhlbarg Michael Stuhlbarg
Paul Marshall
Peter Sarsgaard Peter Sarsgaard
Father Bill Lombardy
Edward Zinoviev Edward Zinoviev
Efim Geller
Alexandre Gorchkov Alexandre Gorchkov
Iivo Nei
Lily Rabe Lily Rabe
Joan Fischer
Robin Weigert Robin Weigert
Regina Fischer


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Steven Knight Steven Knight
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3 years, 8 months ago at Sep 23 22:50
Initial Thought: I remember seeing Searching for Bobby Fischer many years ago and loving it. I was sort of disappointed that it hadn't actually been about the infamous chess player. It did make up for it though. This however I've been looking forward to ever since the trailer. It looked amazing and to be Tobey Maguire's best performance to date.

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A good movie

6 months, 3 weeks ago at Nov 23 22:41
I wasn't really sure what to expect from this flick but since the story was intriguing, I was really eager to check it out. Indeed, even though I'm a rather lousy chess player, I think it is a fascinating game so it was really neat to see a movie dealing with Bobby Fisher, probably one of the best chess players that ever lived and easily the most famous one. Well, Fisher turned out to quite a spel... read more
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Set during the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers and his own struggles as he challenges the Soviet Empire.
Release date: 25 September 2015
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A good movie

“I wasn't really sure what to expect from this flick but since the story was intriguing, I was really eager to check it out. Indeed, even though I'm a rather lousy chess player, I think it is a fascinating game so it was really neat to see a movie dealing with Bobby Fisher, probably one of the best chess players that ever lived and easily the most famous one. Well, Fisher turned out to quite a spellbinding character and, with this material, you could definitely make a great movie but, unfortunately, it turned out to be only decent but not much more than that, I'm afraid. I won't blame Tobey Maguire who gave here a really solid performance but, in my opinion, the biggest issue was with the directing. I mean, Edward Zwick is not really a bad director, in fact, he usually choses some interesti” read more

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" DVD- 1hr. 55min. First Viewing The cast is superb, and the film's aesthetic is as well, though Pawn Sacrifice has some trouble consolidating the information into a straightforward story. Had the story had simply focused on the Fischer/Spassky matches, and the two men's diverging playing methods and personalities, it could've been something great. As it is, focusing tightly Fisher and his mental problems, it's a solid if unsurprising story. Monthly Wesley AwardBest Supporting Actor- Peter Sars"


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