Pawn Sacrifice

Pawn Sacrifice

Pawn Sacrifice

Tobey Maguire is American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer in this true story directed by Oscar-winner Edward Zwick (The Last Samurai) and written by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Steven Knight (Locke). The film follows Fischer in the lead-up to the 1972 World Chess Championship match against USSR megamind Boris Spassky (Live Schreiber, Defiance), where the pressure surrounding the event chips away at Fischer’s state of mind…

2014Rating: M114 minsUSA
DramaSportTrue Story & Biography
Director:
Edward Zwick ('The Last Samurai', 'Love & Other Drugs', 'Defiance')
Writer:
Steven Knight
Cast:
Tobey MaguireLiev SchreiberPeter SarsgaardLily Rabe

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

The film succeeds better at presenting chess as a subtle metaphor for the psychological warfare being waged behind the scenes.

The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Maguire tries hard, and has a good stab at Fischer's twitchy rage, but can't bring much freshness or specificity to anything else.

2.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Maguire flails around obligingly... But he can't quite carry it off...

2.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A classically helmed biopic that brings nothing new to the genre, but benefits from handsome craftmanship and solid performances by Tobey Maguire... and Liev Schreiber...

Variety

Variety

press

The film succeeds better at presenting chess as a subtle metaphor for the psychological warfare being waged behind the scenes.

The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Maguire tries hard, and has a good stab at Fischer's twitchy rage, but can't bring much freshness or specificity to anything else.

2.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Maguire flails around obligingly... But he can't quite carry it off...

2.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A classically helmed biopic that brings nothing new to the genre, but benefits from handsome craftmanship and solid performances by Tobey Maguire... and Liev Schreiber...

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