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8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

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Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

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  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
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  1. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Sep 22, 2011
    80
    This expertly constructed film follows the curious and tragic life of the troubled chess icon as he went from child prodigy to global legend to paranoid recluse.
  2. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    Sep 17, 2011
    83
    For those who love chess, Fischer will probably always be its premier player, a fact his mental illness cannot expunge.
  3. Reviewed by: Shawn Levy
    Sep 15, 2011
    83
    The result is a gripping film about a subject almost too good to be true.