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Searching for Bobby Fischer Reviews

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August 29, 2016
A film full of love and passion for chess, especially when it gets compare with life in general. [Full review in Spanish]
March 10, 2011
Earnest and well-acted, Steve Zaillian's directorial debut explores the price of being a child prodigy while seeking to bring excitement to chess - becoming a kind of cerebral "The Karate Kid."
January 2, 2011
Excellent story about sportsmanship.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 26, 2009
Pomeranc is wonderfully real and wide-eyed as Josh, with a raspy voice and slight lisp recalling Linus from the Peanuts cartoons.
February 8, 2008
The mystery of Fischer's talent and torment adds depth to Searching for Bobby Fischer, about a young New York chess prodigy who doesn't want his genius to ruin his life.
April 9, 2007
An intelligently crafted celebration of introspection and decency.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 24, 2006
True, James Horner's score seems to have strayed in from a fists-in-the-air crowd-pleaser, but it's the one weak link in an accomplished, unexpectedly winning movie.
July 5, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 3, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
February 11, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
August 30, 2004
What Bobby Fischer took away, dashing the hopes and the innocence of his acolytes when he spurned chess, may never truly be recaptured. But some of it has found its way to the screen.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
June 11, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
September 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
July 20, 2003
Perfectly realized, exquisitely acted.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
May 29, 2003
A thoughtful and absorbing family drama.
| Original Score: 4/5
April 27, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
April 4, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
December 30, 2002
It takes a lot to make the story of chess-playing little boys as absorbing as this one.
| Original Score: 4/5
August 21, 2002
Revolves around chess but really focuses on those precious values that make life worth living.
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