La Diagonale du Fou (Dangerous Moves)
La Diagonale du Fou (Dangerous Moves) (1984)

Michel Piccoli plays Akiva Liebskind, a Russian chess genius in the Swiss-filmed Dangerous Moves. He is pitted against Soviet exile Pavius Fromm (Alexandre Arbatt), who, since childhood, has dreamed of nothing but defeating Liebskind. Both… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 24, 2003
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

This well executed thriller about a chess game between a Soviet citizen and a Soviet exile won the 1984 foreign lingo Oscar

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John A. Nesbit
ToxicUniverse.com

a relatively charming endgame doesn't save Dangerous Moves from its ordinary opening and unimaginative middle game performances.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An engrossing Swiss film that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the cerebral sport of chess.

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

a metaphor for not just east vs. west, but life vs. life.

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Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide

This movie has dated considerably and can best be called a cold war relic. Still, I did find it intriguing and an interesting premise.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A Soviet exile and a Soviet citizen are pitted in a high-pressure chess match. While some of the events, like the witch doctor in the audience, are funny and… More