Friday, 15 July 2011

Bobby Fischer Against the World (2011)

More like Bobby Fischer against Bobby Fischer.

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Bobby Fischer Against the World charts the life of a man many regard as the greatest chess player of all time. From becoming the youngest Grand Master at the tender age of 15 to his rise to the top, culminating in Fischer winning the "Match of the Century” to become the 11th World Chess Champion, to his shocking withdrawal from the spotlight, battle with mental illness and life in exile, Fischer’s story is nothing if not remarkable and compelling.

Charismatic, dedicated, obsessed and inexplicably clever, the late Bobby Fischer was a genius who has been immortalised skilfully and poignantly on-screen by director Liz Garbus. A worthwhile watch.

4/5

FG

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