New On DVD: Pawn Sacrifice

A David and Goliath Story With The Chess Board As Warzone

Pawn Sacrifice is one DVD that should be added to your collection.  It’s a tense and gripping drama that focuses the spotlight on American chess phenomenon Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire), who squares off against his Russian rival Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber) in the 1972 “Match of the Century” in Reykjavik, directed by  Edward Zwick (Glory) from a crackling screenplay by Steven Knight (Eastern Promises, Locke).


Liev Schreiber as Boris Spassky and Tobey Maguire as Bobby Fischer in the riveting Pawn Sacrifice

You don’t have to be a master at chess, or know anything about the game to enjoy it; it’s a brilliant human drama that probes the psyche of a genius who found it difficult to come to terms with his talent and rebelled against the world which he believed was filled with conspirators prying on him.

From Page To Screen: Adapting Pawn Sacrifice