Pawn Sacrifice

Lists: Drama

Brief Synopsis: "American chess champion Bobby Fischer prepares for a legendary match-up against Russian Boris Spassky."

Overall Ranking: 1809 (Rank from 2015: # 89)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 60%
Half-Popped 40%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review
David Baruffi80(full review)
Dan O'Neill70(full review)
Bryan Lienesch69 - 'Pawn Sacrifice' is like a roughly-molded piece of clays: while the makings of a decent biopic are there, it's lacking a lot.
Fast Film Reviews Mark Hobin61(full review)
Gorgon Reviews61(full review)

People Involved

  • Tobey Maguire (Bobby Fischer)
  • Lily Rabe (Joan Fischer)
  • Peter Sarsgaard (Father Bill Lombardy)
  • Liev Schreiber (Boris Spassky)
  • Sophie Nélisse (Young Joan)
  • Michael Stuhlbarg (Paul Marshall)
  • Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick (Teen Bobby Fischer)
  • Conrad Pla (Carmine Nigro)
  • Aiden Lovekamp (Young Bobby Fischer)
  • Evelyne Brochu (Donna)
  • Robin Weigert (Regina Fischer)
  • Ilia Volok (KGB Agent)
  • Andreas Apergis (Uncle Paul)
  • Nathaly Thibault (Press Conference)
  • Katie Nolan (Maria)
  • Peter Janov (KGB Agent)
  • Spiro Malandrakis (Reporter)
  • Dennis Staroselsky ()
  • Arthur Holden (Party Guest)
  • Lydia Zadel (Kissing Woman)
  • Raphael Grosz-Harvey (Donald Byrne)
  • John Maclaren (Theodore Tremblay)
  • Carlo Mestroni (Vancouver Reporter)
  • Vitali Makarov (Yovanovic)
  • Sigurbjörn Guðmundsson (Icelandic Policeman)
  • Eric Lee Huffman (KGB Bodyguard)
  • Brett Watson (Lothar Schmid)
  • Shawn Campbell (Cyril Pustan)
  • Eugene Nomura (Japanese Anchorman)
  • Norman Lehnert (German Reporter)
  • Edward Zinoviev (Geller)
  • Serge Martineau (Limousine driver)
  • Sam Stone (Deli Customer)
  • Jonathan Dubsky (Aide)
  • Mark Slacke (Icelandic Journalist)
  • Alexandre Gorchkov (Iivo Nei)
  • Benoit Priest (Texan Trucker)
  • Edward Zwick (Director)