My thoughts: The performances were outstanding. Tobey Maguire truly embodied Bobby Fischer. I had no idea Mr. Fischer had the problems he had. Nor did I know about how the matches between him and Boris Spassky were an international issue (maybe I was too young?)
If you like movies about chess--for example: Searching for Bobby Fischer and Mighty Pawns--this will be one to add.
Also delighted to see the young lady from The Book Thief as his sister.
Do you play chess?