Pawn Sacrifice

Genre:  Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  114 min.
Release Date: September 25, 2015 (limited)
DVD: December 22, 2015

Current rating: Rating: 4.62
based on 20 votes and 4 reviews
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Cast: Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber, Peter Sarsgaard, Sophie Nélisse, Evelyne Brochu


American chess champion Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) prepares for a legendary game against Russian Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber).

  Canadian Connection: Filmed in Montreal, Quebec. Several cast members, such as Sophie Nelisse and Evelyne Brochu, are Canadian.

Director: Edward Zwick
Studio: Elevation Pictures
Producer(s): Gail Katz, Tobey Maguire
Screenplay: Steven Knight, Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson

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  • 5 stars "Very enjoyable and action-packed."
  • 5 stars "5 star movie...awesome!!"
  • 5 stars "Bobby Fischer was not a likeable character but I felt that Tobey Maguire played him quite realistically. I recall when this story was on the news often and the publicity was constant and Bobby was never portrayed as a great person , ONLY AS A GREAT WINNER!! He sacrificed his life for Chess not just his pawn."