Ford V Ferrari (2019)

dir. James Mangold. Super entertaining, the 2½ hours flies by, and I’m not even close to a motorsport fan. Matt Damon gives his standard Matt Damon performance, but Christian Bale is excellent as the prickly genius British racing car driver. It reminded me a lot of MONEYBALL (2011), in that it’s a sports drama, that is simultaneously a business case study drama. There is as much or more story devoted to corporate rivalry and strategy, than there is about car racing. The few interactions between Enzo Ferrari, and Ken Miles (Christian Bale) are lovely. The 1960s designs, and seamless background special effects are spot-on, and bode very well for Mangold’s upcoming Indiana Jones film.

By Nicholas Hudson-Ellis

Co-Founder & Film Programs Manager of Bangkok Screening Room.

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