ByAdrian Ortiz, writer at Creators.co
I'm a Screenwriting major at California State University Northridge and an avid purveyor and critique of films old and new
Adrian Ortiz

Tobey Maguire stars in the stirring tale of Bobby Fischer's rise to fame and his fall in mental stability as the world of chess consumes his mind, body, and soul. Director Edward Zwick creates oddly paced sequences of rushed dialogue and out of place musical cues from various hits of the decade, thus off setting the entire tone of the film from where it wanted to be. The only redeeming factor within the film itself was Cinematographer Bradford Young and his lucidity in framing beautifully shot grain footage of most of the scenes, as to encompass the era in which the film takes place. Above all, the movie manages to tell the mostly unknown story to a new generation of individuals about the rise and slow decay of Robert James Fischer and his genius in the world of chess.

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