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  • Check-mate, bros!

    Parichay Mehta

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    3.5
    Desimartini | Updated - September 22, 2015 09:50 AM IST
    3.3DM (113 ratings)

    Verdict - Pawn Sacrifice is a brilliantly written, acted & directed biopic which doesn't feel like a documentary or a forced game of chess.Must watch!

    Pawn SacrificeWatch trailerRelease date : September 18, 2015



    Chess is generally seen as a boring subject for most of the people, especially as a subject of a movie. But after seeing Pawn Sacrifice, most of the people will change their opinion about this nail-biting game of thriller.

    Pawn Sacrifice is a true story based on Bobby Fischer who was an American Chess legend. It's a story containing so many layers. In 1972, when the cold war between USA & USSR was on all-time high, a chess match was held between Boris Spassky, USSR's champion & Bobby Fischer, USA's champion. Bobby was undoubtedly the most brilliant mind in Chess but Boris wasn't lacking behind either.

    As a biopic, the most important elements that can hold it are acting & direction. Pawn Sacrifice, the biopic of Bobby Fischer, manages to get brilliant acting out of Toby Maguire, Lily Rabe & Liev Schreiber. As a director, Edward Zwick gives a complete justice to the story & doesn't leave any fold unturned. It's a difficult story to manage but Edward Zwick managed it with conviction. There is not a point where you might feel bored during the film.

    Toby Maguire has done a brilliant portrayal of Bobby Fischer. He's an eccentric genius (as Fischer & as an actor as well). The most striking performance as a villain this year has to be Liev Schreiber. He's played a Russian genius's character too well.

    Even though the subject of the film is mainly a game of Chess between geniuses of 2 rival countries, you don't have to be knowing the game of Chess. If you love edge-of-your-seat thriller, love the topic of the cold war, and/or just love eccentric characters, this is a must watch film for you. Way better than Katti Batti & at par with Everest & Black Mass.

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  • Madan Mohan Marwah

    Madan Mohan Marwah

    389 Reviews , 23 Followers
    Rated 3.5January 10, 2016

    Biopic of the chess grandmaster who is a genius, eccentric and paranoid

    Most biopics are interesting since they show the achievements of person and his/her struggle to achieve fame. This one is about Bobby Fischer the A...read more

  • Parichay Mehta

    Parichay Mehta

    46 Reviews , 1 Followers
    Rated 3.5September 22, 2015

    Check-mate, bros!

    Chess is generally seen as a boring subject for most of the people, especially as a subject of a movie. But after seeing Pawn Sacrifice, most of th...read more