Pawn Sacrifice is a dramatized version produced by Edward Zwick of Bobby Fischer’s iconic chess match with Boris Spassky in 1972
Pawn Sacrifice was previewed at the recent Toronto film festival
It is a more fictionalized version than the earlier film Bobby Fischer takes on the world, and confirms the relative normality of protagonists Carlsen and Anand who are currently slugging it out for the World Chess Championship in Sochi.
Mostly positive reviews
Reviews on Pawn Sacrifice have been mostly positive. The most negative one I found was from The Guardian, and even that whetted my appetite for watching the film.
Probably a must see for chess players of a certain age, although a possible unsound sacrifice of two hours viewing time for the wider public.