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Plot: American chess champion Bobby Fischer prepares for a legendary match-up against Russian Boris Spassky.
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Interesting movie with a solid performance from Tobey Maguire
I think I have seen a few movies about chess and like in all movies concerning competitive sports I know that it could be very interesting and inspiring. So don’t assume that this is a boring movie because of its theme.
This is based on the real life of chess legend Bobby Fischer who after he became world champion, he lived a secluded, solitary life possibly because of a mental illness which made him paranoid.
I am not a fan of Tobey Maguire (poor choice for Spiderman IMO) but he gives a convincing performance in this. His tantrums and his stares as he is building irrational thoughts about conspiracies and imaginable dangers are s strong plus to the film.
The pace of the film is also good and the music by the veteran James Newton Howard follows the emotions with grace.
exhilarating! — an extraordinary achievement
Your humble reviewer was not present at the script meetings, but you cannot help but conclude that writer Steven Knight set out to do the near-impossible — with a minimalist presentation, no CGI or special effects, not even slo-mo, make a chess movie that packed as much punch for the viewer as Ali-Foreman, or any other sports event you might name.
This wonderful film is like the bumblebee. On paper it should not fly. In real life, it soars.
This film works and works atreat. Maybe not the greatest biopic ever but darn close.
It helps that the topic is a man who even those of us who “remember the era” barely knew or understood.
Maguire gives the performance of his life. If you use a stopwatch you will be astonished at how much of his performance is merely facial expressions in close up. And it works.
The rest of the cast is solid as a rock. Schreiber leaves Ray Donovan so far behind you would think this is a different actor. Sarsgaard, one of the most empathetic actors in the game, is the glue that keeps the film together.
Mesmerizing from beginning to end. Exceeds expectations.
And here is a tip.
According to media legend, after the Spassky match, Fischer did a 7 minute comedy bit on Bob Hope where he not only showed perfect timing but more importantly showed none of the eccentricities on which this script was based. Watching this clip just after seeing this film (from one of the many “tube” sites – Google it) is an unexpected bonus for being a child of the digital age.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 55 min (115 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Director Edward Zwick
Writer Steven Knight (screenplay), Stephen J. Rivele (story), Christopher Wilkinson (story), Steven Knight (story)
Actors Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber, Michael Stuhlbarg, Peter Sarsgaard
Awards 1 win & 1 nomination.
Production Company Material Pictures, Gail Katz
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Aaton Penelope Camera, Arri Alexa, Bolex Cameras, Cooke S4 Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 16 mm (Wittner Chrome 200D), 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format)
Printed Film Format Digital (Digital Cinema Package DCP)