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August 21, 2016
Okay this movie was good. Based off a good story, showing that Bobby Fisher is not so big. This was a motivational movie.
½ April 28, 2016
"Searching for Bobby Fischer" is a rather dull family film based on real events. Those real events just didn't captivate me as it did others.
April 18, 2016
Always been a sucker for feel-good, sports/competition related movies, but this one absolutely goes above and beyond. If you haven't heard of it, check it out!
½ April 5, 2016
All the love and respect for the protagonist and his family went down the drain when they insulted the chess teacher.
January 31, 2016
I dare say there has never been a better film on the issues of competition and decency and family love ever made. Ever. And, on top of it all, it made chess exciting. If this small film has remained under your radar, fix that immediately.
½ December 29, 2015
Pretty nice - chess is a perfect game
November 8, 2015
brilliant true story about a prodigy child,
enhanced with the performance of a Ben Kingsly talent.
October 19, 2015
Very good and entertaining!
October 18, 2015
A great film with great performances with an excellent soundtrack
October 17, 2015
definition of a feelgood movie.... It's fun seeing Fishburn so young too
October 8, 2015
Great story! Well put together cast also.
½ September 25, 2015
the search for the next Bobby Fischer comes unexpectedly when Josh Waitzkin shows his unique ability at playing chess at such a young age
his father sees that he is way more talented than he has ever been and has a chance to have his son excel with this gift
Max Pomeranc is perfect as Josh being such a game master but also struggling to still keep his father's love and appreciation
he has such a vulnerability that he doesn't want to break in fear of being looked at too differently
Ben Kingsley teaches Josh that you always have to offer your opponent a way out of the conflict and that you have to consider losing an option because it does happen
even being a child prodigy has its setbacks and they make it distinctively clear that even Bobby Fischer, the most successful chess player in the world faced a few of his own dealing with the world's expectations
watching the intensity of the game play out is suspenseful because Josh has a lot to live up to knowing too well that someone might take his place and upset a few others
it's only a game but chess here is filmed in a grown-up, riveting manner
August 31, 2015
one of my favorite movies. Ever.
July 25, 2015
When playing your own natural personal best is no longer good enough then its time to hang it up & try something else. Being a good sport is always the more prized value than becoming the champion terrified by losing.
½ July 20, 2015
Not completely accurate (read...Pandolfini's character, Josh's infallible altruism, etc.) but it is probably the best chess movie ever made. It's well directed, convincingly acted, and it has a lot of heart.
July 16, 2015
Very good film with a strong emotional core. You don't have to know anything about chess to enjoy this.
½ July 1, 2015
Light-hearted and a bit cheesy, the film nonetheless delivers its message well while playing to chess enthusiasts. Pomeranc is a charming child protagonist.
May 3, 2015
Great movie about a young boy and his love for chess.
April 8, 2015
A wonderfully acted and layered movie....Kingsley just flat out shines.
January 11, 2015
It is one entry in a popular and predictable genre, but it is done tastefully. Its subject also seems more beautiful and regal than the others.
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