Pawn Sacrifice [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [Blu-ray] [2014]

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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (28 out of 29)

Special Features


  • Bobby Fischer, the Cold War and the Match of the Century

Synopsis


Pawn Sacrifice
This fascinating drama highlights the life and career of chess champ Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire). Based on a true story, the film chronicles the 1972 World Chess Championship where Fischer, who is American, battled Russia's Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber) at the height of the Cold War. The film also captures Fischer's rise from a Brooklyn boy to a chess prodigy and his frightening battle between genius and madness. Directed by Edward Zwick (Blood Diamond, The Last Samurai) Cast includes Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg, Lily Rabe and Robin Weigert. ~ Jennifer Lackman, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Tobey Maguire
    Tobey Maguire - Bobby Fischer
  • Peter Sarsgaard
    Peter Sarsgaard - Father Bill Lombardy
  • Liev Schreiber
    Liev Schreiber - Boris Spassky
  • Michael Stuhlbarg
    Michael Stuhlbarg - Paul Marshall
  • Lily Rabe
    Lily Rabe - Joan Fischer



Customer rating

4.5
97%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best chess movie

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    LetoAtreides82
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    Chess has been a part of my life for over 20 years now so I just had to watch this movie. It is the best chess movie I've seen but that's not saying much, there simply isn't much demand for a movie on chess. But the reason this movie was made isn't because of chess, it's because of FIscher. If Fischer hadn't achieved what he did and if he weren't American this movie would have never happened. If you're hoping for a Fischer documentary you're probably going to be disappointed. This movie gives a few glimpses of young Fischer and quickly moves on to adult Fischer, and ends with a short summary of what his life was like after his achievement. Think of this movie as an introduction to Fischer and why he should be remembered, and if you end up liking this movie you'd probably like watching a documentary on him. The acting was well done, I heard Tobey Maguire tried for years to land this role and it shows, he put out a great performance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Disorienting but Interesting Picture

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    JHenson
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    The first 20 minutes kinda jump around trying to get the viewer caught up to the point where Bobby Fischer is an adult. Unfortunately that 20 minutes is prolly the most interesting part of Bobby Fischers life. After that you get decent acting and an ok story. I would only suggest this for fans of History.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good, historical movie

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    KBKSU31
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    If you like these 2 main actors then you won't be disappointed. I really like chess and the historical story of Bobby Fischer and I would suggest that you at least have a passing interest in those things or you might think the movie is boring.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome movie!

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    Alone
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    Awesome movie! In a gripping true story set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Cold War movie

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    vinyladdict
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    I remember this as a kid how the East and West would "fight" the Cold War through things like this. And the movie itself is historically accurate. Great movie!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Thriller

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    Amy19
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    I wasn't sure I wanted to see a movie about chess, but it was super exciting. I watched it till the end. I definitely recommend people to purchase this movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    True Story

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    XMAN
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    The movie is based on a true story, about the chess player Bobby Fischer. I enjoyed it... I think most people will enjoy this real life drama too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie for chess players

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    Obie
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    As a chess player who grew up in the Bobby Fischer era, I found this a great movie covering the World Champuonship of our only American World Chess Champion.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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