Ford v. Ferrari

Ford v. Ferrari

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Ford v. Ferrari

Christian Bale and Matt Damon lead this drama, directed by James Mangold (Logan), about Ford's battle to beat Ferrari at Le Mans in 1966.

A determined team of American engineers and designers, led by automotive visionary Carroll Shelby (Damon) and his British driver, Ken Miles (Bale), are commissioned by Henry Ford II (Tracy Letts) to design an innovative new race car that would finally defeat the perennially dominant Ferrari.

2019Rating: 13, L152 minsUSA
DramaTrue Story & BiographyBlockbuster
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Flicks

Flicks, Craig Mathieson

flicks

Call it The Fast and the Curious. Director James Mangold’s ability to infuse unexpected detail and emotional relevance into familiar genres – an approach seen as early as 1997’s Cop Land and given stark fulfilment by 2017’s Logan – shines through in this automotive drama, where the goal of winning a supposedly unobtainable race becomes the lens for friendship, frustration and ultimately release.

4.0
1
Flicks

Flicks, Daniel Rutledge

flicks

Ford v Ferrari is a frustrating watch. It has some terrific car racing scenes and expresses the passion of petrolheads well; but this is a great story with great actors that’s simply told poorly. Everyone’s trying their best, but the over-the-top cheesiness and painful predictability almost ruin the whole thing.

2.0
0

Fantastic from start to finish

Ford v Ferrari is quite the ride and a fantastic movie from start to finish. It's directed by James Mangold, he did Logan (2017) and Walk the Line (2005), and stars Matt Damon, Christian Bale and Jon Bernthal to name a few. When I first heard about it, all I knew was Mangold was in charge, and Damon and Bale were in it and I was already interested. And now...

4.0
1

Car guys worry not, it's good.

I am a car nut and have copies of Ronin, Bullit, The Driver, Senna and The Fast and The Furious (#1, the only good one) in my collection. I have Alain Prost's autobiography and a completely worn out copy of Mike Hawthorne's Champion Year so imagine my excitement when I heard last year that Ford v Ferrari was in production. The movie looked good from the...

5.0
3
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Whether you live for the thrill of burning rubber and dented metal, or you’re just looking for another good night out at the movies, Ford v Ferrari makes for an exceptionally fun, funny and heart-pulsing ride from first flag to last.

0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

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Mangold has firmly fixed the film in its time. It’s not a matter of lengthening sideburns, raising skirts and planting hippies among the extras. Its more subliminal. The cinematography has a rough texture that speaks of time’s passing. The cars may be shiny but there’s no gloss in the rest of the décor.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

On the biggest screen you can find, with the volume turned up to concussive levels, Ford v Ferrari is a great ride and a gratifyingly respectful retelling of history.

4.0
0
The New Yorker

The New Yorker

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It's a film about pride-about being as proud of your own flesh and blood as you are of your metal machines, and about the craziness that flares up whenever pride gets hurt.

1
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A mid-1960s corporate rivalry may not seem like the stuff of fist-pumping, crowd-pleasing cinema, yet the battle is sketched with such élan, all high-gloss surfaces, scotch-swilling intrigue and rat-a-tat dialogue, that it's impossible not to be drawn in.

4.0
0
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

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A paean to masculinity, and creativity... Is what it promises to be, a blast from the past.

0
Variety

Variety

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The best sports movies aren't so much about the sport as they are the personalities, and these two go big with their performances...

0
Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

Ford V. Ferrari is a good ride, and a good example of what so many people are thirsty for.

0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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The true life challenge of creating the perfect racing car inspires a dynamic, precision-engineered crowd-pleaser in Ford v Ferrari.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Great-looking, handsomely produced but tiringly acted and inert...

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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A full-bodied and exciting true-life story in which the men behind the wheels are just as dynamic as the machines they drive.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Two immensely enjoyable central performances and some of the best race sequences yet filmed fuel an otherwise standard sports movie.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

No points for knowing who takes the racing trophy, or for knowing which version of Ford v Ferrari - the half-smart business fable or the rough-and-ready boys' own adventure - ultimately wins you over.

3.0
0
Flicks

Flicks, Craig Mathieson

flicks

Call it The Fast and the Curious. Director James Mangold’s ability to infuse unexpected detail and emotional relevance into familiar genres – an approach seen as early as 1997’s Cop Land and given stark fulfilment by 2017’s Logan – shines through in this automotive drama, where the goal of winning a supposedly unobtainable race becomes the lens for friendship, frustration and ultimately release.

4.0
1
Flicks

Flicks, Daniel Rutledge

flicks

Ford v Ferrari is a frustrating watch. It has some terrific car racing scenes and expresses the passion of petrolheads well; but this is a great story with great actors that’s simply told poorly. Everyone’s trying their best, but the over-the-top cheesiness and painful predictability almost ruin the whole thing.

2.0
0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Whether you live for the thrill of burning rubber and dented metal, or you’re just looking for another good night out at the movies, Ford v Ferrari makes for an exceptionally fun, funny and heart-pulsing ride from first flag to last.

0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Mangold has firmly fixed the film in its time. It’s not a matter of lengthening sideburns, raising skirts and planting hippies among the extras. Its more subliminal. The cinematography has a rough texture that speaks of time’s passing. The cars may be shiny but there’s no gloss in the rest of the décor.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

On the biggest screen you can find, with the volume turned up to concussive levels, Ford v Ferrari is a great ride and a gratifyingly respectful retelling of history.

4.0
0
The New Yorker

The New Yorker

press

It's a film about pride-about being as proud of your own flesh and blood as you are of your metal machines, and about the craziness that flares up whenever pride gets hurt.

1
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A mid-1960s corporate rivalry may not seem like the stuff of fist-pumping, crowd-pleasing cinema, yet the battle is sketched with such élan, all high-gloss surfaces, scotch-swilling intrigue and rat-a-tat dialogue, that it's impossible not to be drawn in.

4.0
0
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

A paean to masculinity, and creativity... Is what it promises to be, a blast from the past.

0
Variety

Variety

press

The best sports movies aren't so much about the sport as they are the personalities, and these two go big with their performances...

0
Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

Ford V. Ferrari is a good ride, and a good example of what so many people are thirsty for.

0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

The true life challenge of creating the perfect racing car inspires a dynamic, precision-engineered crowd-pleaser in Ford v Ferrari.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Great-looking, handsomely produced but tiringly acted and inert...

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A full-bodied and exciting true-life story in which the men behind the wheels are just as dynamic as the machines they drive.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Two immensely enjoyable central performances and some of the best race sequences yet filmed fuel an otherwise standard sports movie.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

No points for knowing who takes the racing trophy, or for knowing which version of Ford v Ferrari - the half-smart business fable or the rough-and-ready boys' own adventure - ultimately wins you over.

3.0
0

Fantastic from start to finish

Ford v Ferrari is quite the ride and a fantastic movie from start to finish. It's directed by James Mangold, he did Logan (2017) and Walk the Line (2005), and stars Matt Damon, Christian Bale and Jon Bernthal to name a few. When I first heard about it, all I knew was Mangold was in charge, and Damon and Bale were in it and I was already interested. And...

4.0
1

Car guys worry not, it's good.

I am a car nut and have copies of Ronin, Bullit, The Driver, Senna and The Fast and The Furious (#1, the only good one) in my collection. I have Alain Prost's autobiography and a completely worn out copy of Mike Hawthorne's Champion Year so imagine my excitement when I heard last year that Ford v Ferrari was in production. The movie looked good from the...

5.0
3