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Pawn Sacrifice

The Cold War plays out on a chess board.

A championship chess match is set up between American legend Booby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) and Russian expert Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber).

Why is Pawn Sacrifice rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Pawn Sacrifice PG-13 13 for brief strong language, some sexual content and historical smoking.

Pawn Sacrifice
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Pawn Sacrifice rated PG-13? Pawn Sacrifice is rated PG-13 by the MPAA 13 for brief strong language, some sexual content and historical smoking.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:

- Scenes that may frighten children.

Sexual Content:
- Implied sexual activity.
- Mild sexual innuendo.

- Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context.
- Infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, and profanity.
- Infrequent use of slurs and sexual references.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Infrequent portrayals of tobacco and alcohol use in a historical context.

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Pawn Sacrifice
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse and Sexual Language.
Alberta PG Coarse Language.
Manitoba PG Not Recommeded for Young Children, Language May Offend.
Ontario PG Mature Theme, Tobacco Use.
Quebec G
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video PG

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News About "Pawn Sacrifice"

Cast and Crew

Pawn Sacrifice is directed by Edward Zwick and stars Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber, Peter Sarsgaard, Sophie Nelisse, Evelyne Brochu.

Learn more about the real Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky and their amazing 1972 Chess Championship match.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Pawn Sacrifice movie is December 22, 2015. Here are some details…

Pawn Sacrifice releases to home video (Dvd or Blu-ray,Digital Copy) on December 22, 2015. Bonus extras include:
- Bobby Fischer, the Cold War and the Match of the Century

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Searching For Bobby Fischer tells of another young prodigy who is inspired by the famous chess player. Hockey was also used as a public forum for Cold War tensions, as recounted in the documentary Red Army.