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Pawn SacrificeIn a gripping true story set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire and its greatest player, Boris Spassky, for the 1972 World Chess Championship.
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Directors of "Pawn Sacrifice"Edward ZwickBirthdate: 8 October 1952, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Creators of "Pawn Sacrifice"Steven KnightBirthdate: 1959, Marlborough, England, UKStephen J. RiveleBirthdate: 6 May 1949
Critic Reviews of "Pawn Sacrifice"The AtlanticOctober 14, 2015
Like all of Zwick's works, it's perfectly watchable fare, but it's often infuriating for its refusal to dig deeper into its incredibly compelling subject.Globe and MailSeptember 25, 2015
Fine-looking but safe ...Toronto StarSeptember 24, 2015
Archived news reports and a Dick Cavett interview fit seamlessly into the dramatic recreations, as do era-specific rock tunes.Boston GlobeSeptember 24, 2015
Despite his best emoting, Maguire ultimately comes across as Peter Parker with a mole and a bad haircut.Arizona RepublicSeptember 24, 2015
Genius is fascinating, particularly when it is complicated, as it always seems to be.Salon.comSeptember 23, 2015
Features a showboat performance from Tobey Maguire as the increasingly disturbed Fischer, along with a more composed one from Liev Schreiber as the taciturn Spassky.El antepenúltimo mohicanoAugust 29, 2016
There's no better metaphor for the film's plot than this sport. [Full review in Spanish]SensacineAugust 12, 2016
A film that works because of the great performances by the two leads. [Full review in Spanish]The Straits Times (Singapore)May 24, 2016
[Zwick] makes the historic matches come to life, such that even non-players will appreciate the gripping excitement and intellectual rigour to be found in the battle of wits that is chess.FlavorwireMay 03, 2016
'Pawn Sacrifice' takes all of those tropes and cranks them up to 11, far past the barometers of either believable human behavior or credible filmmaking.CinemixtapeApril 16, 2016
Its desire to tell a small part of a historical firebrand's story is undermined by its reluctance - or inability - to get inside his mind.
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