• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 6, 2011
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jun 6, 2011
    100
    So far it's the televised documentary film of the year, with its truths stranger than fiction from opening move to checkmate.
  2. Reviewed by: Sam Allis
    Jun 6, 2011
    90
    Robert James Fischer's story is astonishing on and off the chess board, and tonight's HBO documentary Bobby Fischer Against the World captures it well.
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Sep 9, 2011
    10
    Documentary of chess prodigy pursues world cliché championship. Left alone by a hippie mother with a bottle of Drano and a book on chess tactics, the 6-year old Fischer takes the slower but surer poison of intellectual obsession resulting in worldwide acclaim and emotional isolation. More mysterious than the origins of Fischerâ Full Review »