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Pawn Sacrifice 2015

  • Edward Zwick
  • September 18, 2015
  • December 22, 2015
  • 114 mins
  • English
  • Drama
On the board he fought the Cold War. In his mind he fought his madness.
American chess champion Bobby Fischer prepares for a legendary match-up against Russian Boris Spassky.


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Plays some nice moves but never reaches checkmate. I enjoyed the film but felt it skimped on some of the more interesting aspects of Fischer's personal life which are only hinted at during the film's close. It also lacked tension during his chess games with Spassky.

Oh, and isn't it time somebody made a film from that classic game, Kerplunk? Imagine the tension as each straw is pulled and the troubling sound of clattering marbles. It should be called 'The Last Straw' and feature Jason Statham and Tom Hardy as the 'hard men' of the game, each battling for their stake in the East End of London. Or is that Monopoly?

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Like the final, idk if all is true, but is a good movie

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What an amazing movie. This movie lacks a lot of media attention probably because of its subject. Chess doesn't get a lot of attention these days because a lot of people find it boring. Calling this movie boring would be the biggest lie of 2015 though.
It is one of the best performances, if not the best, from Tobey Maguire I have seen so far. And he has a phenomenal adversary in Liev Schreiber. The movie did not get very creative in its story, but chose a more literal setup from the actual events. This makes for a straight on drama movie without any melodramatic or emotional depth exaggerating the facts, but that is certainly for the best.

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