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Searching for Bobby Fischer

  • PG
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Though he's only seven, Josh looks at a chessboard and anticipates moves that mature chess players don't even see. He's a malleable young boy with an incredible talent for the game of masterminds. When Josh begins honing his talent, playing a speedy version of the game called "blitz" with hustlers and hobos, his father decides to take him to world reknowned coach Bruce Pandolfini, who claims Josh may well be the second coming of chess legend Bobby Fischer. But family struggles ensue when the mother worries that in cultivating the genius, they may be hurting the child.
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  • Credits
    Joe Mantegna, Laurence Fishburne, Larry Fishburne, Laurence Fishburne III, Ben Kingsley, Krishna Banji, Ben Kingsley, Joan Allen, Max Pomeranc
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Earnest and well-acted....Mantegna adds to his portfolio with a fine, subdued performance....Joan Allen is strong..."
    Variety

    "...Works movingly and most effectively as a family drama..."
    New York Times

    "...Riveting." -- Rating: A-
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...Wonderful....A film of remarkable sensitivity and insight....By the end of SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISHER we have learned something about tournament chess, and a great deal about human nature..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "Accessible, involving..."
    USA Today

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