Pawn Sacrifice was supposed to be one of the most interesting movies of the year. Based on mysterious and confusing life of Bobby Fischer, this movie was supposed to offer some of the best thrills so far. Personally, I was expecting something similar to the level of "A Beautiful Mind" but what we get here might be entirely different from our expectations. Toby Maguire was one of the best choices for this kind of characters. He brings both justice and charm to his character by giving dynamic performance. However, It's the film's weak plot which was unable to provide justice to what's called larger than life story telling movie.Bobby Fischer who was youngest grandmaster in chess is never shown as a charismatic personality. The film is not necessarily a bad movie it's rather a film which doesn't leave a mark and could have been better in many ways. Toby Maguire gives miraculously nice facial expressions which brings somewhat difference to this weak plot movie.
The best part of the film was the chess game between Bobby Fischer (Toby Maguire) and Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber). This was also considered as cold war between Bobby and Fischer in the old times.One of the game in this tournament was considered to be best played chess game ever.The journey of Bobby Fischer's life is never shown so closely to have a long lasting impression.The chess games could have been shown in a better way for the audience to have entertaining and enjoyable experience. Liev Schreiber maintains the same expression for the most part of the film.His dialogues were also very few and that too in Russian for the most part. Overall, this movie can be seen once it's entertaining for some part as well boring for a little while.
Verdict:- Good for one time watch
Ratings:- 3/ 5 Stars