Searching for Bobby Fischer 4/5
Pretty good acting for a kid in his first role. Decent story with characters that you can root for. FWIW, the kid actor in the movie is now 36 years old. And like the character that he portrays, he's a chess savant in real life.
Saw it in the movie theater. But it would be just as entertaining watching it at home. The young girl actress is quite talented. She's playing a tough part but she nails it. She's very believable. It is set in Texas but the filming was done in New Mexico. There are a lot of scenery shots which make me remember how much I enjoyed the vistas when we were out that way.