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Bobby Fischer Against the World

HD   PG Closed Captioning

Liz Garbus

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About the Movie

'Bobby Fischer Against the World' is the first documentary feature to explore the tragic and bizarre life of arguably the world's greatest chess player: Bobby Fischer. The drama of Fischer's career was undeniable, from his conflicted childhood, to his rock star status as World Champion and Cold War icon, to his life as a fugitive on the run.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 45
  • Fresh: 39
  • Rotten: 6
  • Average Rating: 7.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Tactfully but strongly posits a connection between the genius he brought to an infinitely complex game and the madness that defined his relationship to just about everything else. – A.O. Scott, New York Times, Sep 8, 2011

Fresh: Assembly is brisk and high-grade, allowing for the variable quality of archival materials. – Dennis Harvey, Variety, Jan 31, 2011

Fresh: A once-in-a-lifetime character makes for a fascinating documentary subject in producer-director Liz Garbus' "Bobby Fischer Against the World." – Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, Sep 22, 2011

Fresh: Another quality picture for HBO Documentaries. – James Greenberg, Hollywood Reporter, Feb 1, 2011

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