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Pawn Sacrifice (2014)

PG-13  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  1 January 2015 (Portugal)
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American chess champion Bobby Fischer prepares for a legendary match-up against Russian Boris Spassky.

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American chess champion Bobby Fischer prepares for a legendary match-up against Russian Boris Spassky.

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

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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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