- Origin: 22/25
- Story: 21/25
- Camera/SFX: 22/25
- Performance: 21/25
Academy Award-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in FORD v FERRARI, based on the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.
- Rated: PG-13 (Language throughout and peril)
- Genre: Action, Adventure and Drama
- Directed by: James Mangold
- Written by: Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth and Jason Keller
- Release date: 15th November, 2019 (Wide)
- Length: 152 minutes
- Studio: 20th Century Fox
|Matt Damon||Carrol Shelby|
|Christian Bale||Ken Miles|
|Jon Bernthal||Lee Iococa|
|Caitriona Balfe||Mollie Miles|
Staying true to what the characters are all about, fast cars, but with warm hearts towards their livelihoods. Most events and times seemed to be true to the actually real life version, but sometimes I felt I was pushed for effect or humour. It was a clever idea to build for the big race by showing us a few others. The locations looked great, and offered very rough terrain for the characters to race on.
A gripping and meaningful story that wasn’t just all about fast cars and loud noises. It was mostly true to its events and showed us what made these characters so great. I was hoping for more of there struggles through life, but maybe for another time. This story made me laugh and get excited, I wish the ending was so weird, it showed Ken Miles crashing put no real sign of how exactly it happened, seemed a little to vague to me.
Tense racing and fast dramatic car shots that made this film more than just a racing film. The effects weren’t over the top, which was nice, it made it feel more raw, giving racing fans something to enjoy. At the same time it offered emotional scenes that would please any drama lovers out there. I did enjoy the thrill of the racing and the dramatic scenes, some times I felt lost, but overall it was very good.
What a perfect duo, Matt Damon and Christian Bale gave us a great performance of the much loved racing heroes. But it wouldn’t be complete without Caitriona Balfel, she made it heartwarming and gave us a very convincing performance. An overall good cast that didn’t ruin this film. I did hope to see more from some of the other actors, like Henry Ford, as he and others didn’t give me enough to link the characters.