Pinhole Movie Reviews

Searching for Bobby Fischer by Thomas
July 10, 2014, 5:10 pm
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A 7-year-old turns out to be a chess prodigy.  Yes, the plot is formulaic and the kid’s friendship with Laurence Fishburne, a street wise chess player who dwells in Washington Square Park, is unintentionally funny. But the movie is skillfully photographed AND there are a whole slew of amazing actors involved: Joan Allen, William H. Macy, Tony Shaloub, Ben Kingsley, Laura Linney, Dan Hadeya, David Paymer, and let’s not forget Josh Mostel (the fat principal from Billy Madison, who is in fact Zero Mostel’s son!) Watchable plus.


Searching for Bobby Fischer

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I remember watching this as a kid and thinking it was the best movie ever. It might have been one of the first “serious” movies I saw in the theatre. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country being the first.

Comment by tincolor

Nice. Yeah, “Bobby Fischer” is pretty enjoyable even as an adult, I think. Also, I definitely remember walking to the United Artists at Bethesda to see Star Trek VI! That’s a movie that doesn’t hold up…but I digress.

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