Pawn Sacrifice

Pawn Sacrifice

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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

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Pawn Sacrifice | Reviews

72%120 reviews

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Variety

Variety

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

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

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

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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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Pawn Sacrifice | Release Details

Pawn Sacrifice is available to stream in Australia now on Google Play and Apple TV and SBS On Demand and Prime Video Store.