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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]
January 2, 2011
Excellent story about sportsmanship.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
If we can operate at the genius level in a given field, does that mean we must -- even if the cost is the sort of endless purgatory a Bobby Fischer has inhabited? It's an interesting question, and this movie doesn't avoid it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Chess may not be the most exciting activity to watch, but Searching for Bobby Fischer makes for engaging entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 20, 2003
Perfectly realized, exquisitely acted.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
July 26, 2002
| 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
April 9, 2007
An intelligently crafted celebration of introspection and decency.
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.
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.
April 4, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
August 21, 2002
Revolves around chess but really focuses on those precious values that make life worth living.
May 29, 2003
A thoughtful and absorbing family drama.
| Original Score: 4/5
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
June 3, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
As the boy with a cute little lisp, who emerges from his toy room to mastermind his kings, queens and bishops to tactical victory, Pomeranc imbues the movie with irresistible naivete.
January 1, 2000
Searching for Bobby Fischer approaches Josh's fears and self-doubt very effectively and does so with a lot of heart.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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."
June 11, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
April 27, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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