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Year
2019
Runtime
152 min.
Director
James Mangold
Genres
Action, Drama, Biography, Sport
Rating *
8.3
Votes *
0
Checks
1,447
Favs
109
Dislikes
4
Favs/checks
7.5% (1:13)
Favs/dislikes
27:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Ford v Ferrari, as a title, sounds like a damn ad for a car manufacturer, which is why I prefer the European title, Le Mans '66, even if it only tells part of the story. It's thus a pleasant surprise that the film is anti-corporate, baldly stating that the corporate environment is a toxic dick-measuring context anathema to creativity. But what about the other metaphorical dick-measuring contest that is car racing? For our protagonists, there's a purity there that makes them proper heroes, but the two worlds are constantly compared in terms of competition, streamlining, and ethics. I don't drive and can't easily tell one car from the next, but for some reason, I have an affinity for car racing movies. While FvF doesn't come up to the level of my favorite, Grand Prix, it's a strong entry in the genre, less for the racing sequences (which are good, don't get me wrong), than for the characters' chemistry. I love the dynamic between Matt Damon and Christian Bale, of course, but also between Bale and Tracy Letts. There's a lot of humor and poignancy to be had from both, and that's really where the movie lives. 2 months ago
  2. heat_'s avatar

    heat_

    A tad long but not disturbing at all. A joy to watch. Nice story of a workingman driver. Also was nice to see some sprinkle of business world hypocrisy. 2 months 1 week ago
  3. lachyas's avatar

    lachyas

    The corporate interference angle of the film is way overdone; a problem that is only exacerbated when you learn that it's almost entirely fictitious. It's clear that Mangold needed an antagonist more involved in the story than Enzo, and the answer is the portrayal of Leo Beebe, a character so hilariously machiavellian that he may as well be wearing a monocle. It's about the level of subtlety you can expect from a film which has such little faith in its audience that it has a character repeatedly exclaim "That means he needs to lap him twice!" during the climax of a race, as if looking directly into the camera and making sure everyone is on the same page.

    It's not a bad movie (although that's down to the performances moreso than the script), but it desperately needed a bit more restraint and nuance.
    1 week 5 days ago
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  1. This movie ranks #148 in IMDb's Top 250
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