Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. I can't think of another movie that more fluently communicates the special agony and ecstasy of the game of chess.
  2. Carefully made, involving and old-fashioned, the superior work it's inspired gives it an impact that lingers even when the endgame is over.
  3. Moves with fluidity and ease through brisk opening conventions to a perfectly poised and balanced endgame.
  4. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    83
    Fine candy for mind and eye.

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