If you've been searching for a "stand-up-and-cheer movie" (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone), a film "not only to enjoy but to cherish" (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times), look no further – you've found Searching for Bobby Fischer. Josh Waitzkin (Max Pomeranc) is a typical seven-year-old who happens to be a chess prodigy. Joe Mantegna stars as Josh's Father, a sportswriter determined to see his son become a champion. Searching for Bobby Fischer is about their heartwarming journey of discovery, as a father and son learn the one thing neither can afford to lose: their love for each other. Laurence Fishburne and Ben Kingsley deliver powerful supporting performances in this uplifting film that's rich with all the promise and wonder of life.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
137 Ratings

137 Ratings

100% TOMATOMETER

Critics Consensus: As sensitive as the young man at its center, Searching for Bobby Fischer uses a prodigy's struggle to find personal balance as the background for a powerfully moving drama.

8+ COMMON SENSE

Young chess prodigy learns about sportsmanship.

Cast & Crew

Screenwriter
Steven Zaillian

Information

Studio
Paramount
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.

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