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Pawn Sacrifice (2014)

PG-13  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  18 September 2015 (USA)
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American chess champion Bobby Fischer prepares for a legendary match-up against Russian Boris Spassky.

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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. Written by Bleecker Street

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, some sexual content and historical smoking

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In addition to chess Bobby was a football fan as well, saying on several occasions he followed Manchester United, and dreams of watching them live. See more »

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As far as I have seen publicity about this movie, I really think (and I'm sure also many chess players and other people) that Tobey McGuire is not adequate nor looking alike Bobby Fischer...not even the face, height, but even the eye color. Instead, they should have hired actor Pablo Schreiber which indeed has a huge physical resemblance to Bobby Fischer. You can compare photos of both Fischer and Schreiber on internet.

I don't know why they didn't hired Pablo Schreiber. The movie would be more realistic. But well, hope at least Tobey's acting won't disappoint. Once again an interesting Fischer's chess movie but with a not-even-close-to physical resemblance to Fischer.


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