Pawn Sacrifice (2015)
September 16, 2015 (Limited)
Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, some sexual content and historical smoking
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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I wanted to fill this review full of chess puns and terms to sound much wittier than I actually am, but upon reviewing said terms, I didn’t find all that much of interest. The same can be said about chess in general--while I respect the game, watching a movie about chess sounds about as exciting as, well, watching a movie about chess.
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