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  1. David Sindmark Hörnfeldt's rating of the film Bobby Fischer Against the World

    A great story about a great character told in an ordinary fashion.

  2. mjmull's rating of the film Bobby Fischer Against the World

    Gripping story with a powerful message about the fragility of creative genius. I especially liked these words towards the end: 'Most of us think within very narrow boundaries, but occasionally an individual manages to get outside of the box. Those are the people who make new discoveries, creative people. But occasionally it is difficult to get back into the box... His genius and his illness are joined at the hip.'

  3. Braden Vallenères's rating of the film Bobby Fischer Against the World

    The footage of the 1972 World Championship match makes this doc.

  4. mjgildea's rating of the film Bobby Fischer Against the World

    3 1/2 out of 5 stars. A decent documentary that lets its fascinating subject and his story do the driving. The 20-year gap and quick wrap-up were annoying but Fischer's story was still very interesting despite this.

  5. msivert's rating of the film Bobby Fischer Against the World

    Fischer is an interesting man with an interesting story from the interesting world of international chess. Can't help but think it would be possible to make an even more interesting film about him, but I still found this a worthwhile watch...

  6. Adam Z's rating of the film Bobby Fischer Against the World

    the doc's conventional and dull assembly rarely gets the most out of the material, and the emotional points are too easily delivered. that said, it's still effective and seriously compelling. it would take a badly made doc to make this story non-compelling, non-tragic

  7. Amadeus Magnus's rating of the film Bobby Fischer Against the World

    Fischer sux. made in usa (movie says, another american player Paul Monsky is the best player ever. fuck you losers). Viva Capablanca & Lasker.

  8. Novus Opiate's rating of the film Bobby Fischer Against the World

    "Nothing is as healing as the human touch."

  9. Henrique Amud's rating of the film Bobby Fischer Against the World

    For someone so outside of the box as Bobby, this movie sure is conventional. Anyway, it doens't go as deep as I would hope, but it is worth the watch.

  10. Stephen Campbell's rating of the film Bobby Fischer Against the World

    Interesting documentary about a flawed and driven genius

  11. drmishello's rating of the film Bobby Fischer Against the World

    I love this man. So funny (?) , and such a great player. The film is not bad, but nothing special ...

  12. pivic's rating of the film Bobby Fischer Against the World

    Simple documentary on Bobby Fischer, the chess genius. It focuses on his first set of matches against Boris Spassky, yet could have been so much more if it would have beamed in on his mental illness and had a more chronological shape.

  13. D. Ash's rating of the film Bobby Fischer Against the World

    The doc's slick, talking headsy style doesn't really suit such an idiosyncratic, sometimes repugnant figure. (In particular, I could've done without Malcolm Galdwell essentially using the movie as an opportunity to hawk one of his books.) Instead, it shoehorns Fischer into a comforting box. Nonetheless, the archival footage is fascinating.