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Pawn Sacrifice

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18 Sep, 2015 1 hr 56 mins U/A
Tobey Maguire, Liev Schrieber, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg, Robin Weingert, Evelyne Brochu
Tobey Maguire, Liev Schrieber, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg, Robin Weingert, Evelyne Brochu
Edward Zwick
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You might just want to bring out that old chessboard after watching this one.
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Story: Bobby Fischer was one of the greatest - if not the greatest - chess champions who ever lived. A complex character to say the least, Fischer's gift came with a price; the genius was bundled along with paranoia and delusions. That however, didn't stop him from setting his predatory sights squarely on then Russian chess champ Boris Spassky for the title of world chess champion.

Review: It is said that there are as many potential combinations of chess moves as there are stars in the known galaxy, and neurons in the brain. Fischer's (Maguire) chess associate and teammate Father Bill Lombardy (Sarsgaard) even mentions this to the former's manager, Paul Marshall (Stuhlbarg) during a tense moment in the film. Fischer lived and breathed chess. And Lombardy tells Marshall that Fischer's eccentricity was all part of the package. Therefore, any attempt to treat him would dull his knife-edge brain, make him compliant and lose his magic. Thus, he must exist as he is. After all, Fischer had the Russians to defeat and this was during the time of the Cold War. Fischer wasn't going to allow Brezhnev his moment of glory.

The movie accurately depicts Fischer's best friend, right from childhood, as being a chessboard. He disdained his mother for taking another lover in the absence of his own real father. He instead retreated into a combination of Kings and Queens, the Sicilian Defense, the King's Indian Defense and of course, the Pawn Sacrifice among hundreds of other moves. The young Fischer devoured chess stratagem with a rapacious appetite. He surmised - and was right - that he had no equal. No one could touch him, for chess wasn't just a game for him; he was the embodiment of it.

Playing Fischer, Maguire accurately portrays the frustration that the people close to the real chess prodigy felt, but understood and tolerated because they knew that this was no ordinary guy. Essaying a complex character like Fischer isn't easy, but Maguire does a pretty admirable job of it. You might just want to bring out that old chessboard after watching this one.
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