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Ford v Ferrari Reviews

December 6, 2019
[Ford v Ferrari] may relish in the high life, but its final moments feel devastatingly hollow.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 22, 2019
Ford v Ferrari is a little too long; some scenes leave unnecessary skidmark trails. But the movie still has amiable style and energy to spare. It's fast but never furious.
November 22, 2019
Think Iron Man and Captain America, only it's a (mostly) true story and what's at stake is not the fate of the universe, nor even an auto race, but the glorious, endless pursuit of perfection.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 18, 2019
It's a far from perfect film, but a richly entertaining one, with a twist that only devoted petrolheads will know is coming.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 16, 2019
Ford v Ferrari takes the straightforward ethos of car racing-where the winner is whoever is the fastest-and lays bare the egotism and greed required for such a triumph.
November 15, 2019
Mangold takes Ford v. Ferrari out of the simple realm of the genre without entirely losing the vibe.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 15, 2019
Even Henry Ford II gets the message here: Sometimes you have to go along with the ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 15, 2019
One of the best ensemble casts of the year, in one of the best movies ever made about auto racing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 15, 2019
"Ford v Ferrari" is made the way Hollywood used to make them, a glorious throwback that combines a smart modern sensibility with the best of traditional storytelling.
November 14, 2019
It's a new and emotionally complex model of an old-fashioned audience-pleaser, with wonderful performances by Christian Bale and Matt Damon and a resonant soul to go with its smarts.
November 14, 2019
It is, all in all, a pleasant surprise. Partly because Christian Bale and Matt Damon, the lead actors, are really good, and are supported by a fine cast that includes Tracy Letts in one of the best and least-expected crying scenes of the year.
November 14, 2019
It's a satisfying, occasionally exhilarating film, but one which is naggingly risk-averse, and also maybe one which doesn't bother itself too much with the interior lives of its characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 14, 2019
Whether you care about motorsports or not, "Ford v Ferrari" is a kick: both a rollicking true story well told, and a moving depiction of male friendship.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 14, 2019
Ford V Ferrari isn't quite as witty or elegiac as it could be, but it does have a pragmatist's sense of satisfaction in doing meaningful, enjoyable work while maneuvering around the limitations of an unfeeling corporate world.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 14, 2019
With a great cast, fascinating story and old-school studio vibe, Ford v. Ferrari nearly clicks on all cylinders.
November 13, 2019
The large screen fizzes with spectacle, drenchingly vivid in the night rain of the climactic race, while speech-balloonish close-ups of Miles are intercut, issuing the "Giddy ups!" and the "That's my girls!"
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 13, 2019
"Ford v Ferrari" is ultimately a story of the way human ingenuity can be subsumed by corporate practice... underneath the hood of the muscle car madness is a surprisingly radical treatise on the corporate exploitation of human labor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 13, 2019
"Ford v Ferrari" works as a stylish, enjoyable mash note to its era, and the need for speed and all that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 13, 2019
Vroom! Damon and Bale bring engine-roaring life to this true tale of two racing legends hired by Henry Ford II to build a hot, fast car that can beat Ferrari at Le Mans and pit American crass against Italian class. Fasten your seat belts.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 13, 2019
With a staggering two-and-a-half-hour runtime, you'd think director James Mangold would have delved more deeply into the interior lives of its two protagonists in order to ground their narrative in something other than adrenaline and testosterone.
November 13, 2019
Mangold gives viewers the thrill of being behind the wheel of a race car at 7,000 RPMs, but maintains a steady balance between the technical and human sides of his story.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 13, 2019
It's behind the wheel with Miles that "Ford v Ferrari" becomes a well-oiled entertainment machine, a thrill ride with a driver's-eye view of the world's most exciting track. Everything that doesn't work is just a distant speck in the rearview mirror.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 13, 2019
This is certainly not a film for our times. Drawn from recent history, it's a nostalgic celebration of gas-guzzling fast cars and the people who risked their lives racing them. Yet it's wholly seductive.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 12, 2019
"Ford v Ferrari" is what it promises to be, a blast from the past.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 11, 2019
No matter if you're not into speedy vehicles and sports movies: Mangold's film is a testament to taking on The Man - in this case, a Detroit auto powerhouse - and having a buddy's back even when he hits you with a loaf of Wonder Bread.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 8, 2019
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.
October 15, 2019
Directed by James Mangold, with a slavish appreciation of formula, it's the perfect movie event of the year. If that year was 1955.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 10, 2019
The film lacks speed... and can feel like an indulgent rummage in car-history ephemera, albeit a smart, colourful and certainly expensive one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 14, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 13, 2019
Mangold's talent for action comes alive, though, during the thrilling racing sequences, and Tracy Letts is having lots of fun with his portrayal of Henry Ford II. Yet the overall production is too cautiously steered.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 13, 2019
Though a mite long, Ford v Ferrari is so thrillingly well made that it's only later, when your pulse slows, that you see how formulaic it is. But formulas are made to be overhauled, and this film has some fascinating upgrades.
September 11, 2019
A full-bodied and exciting true-life story in which the men behind the wheels are just as dynamic as the machines they drive.
September 11, 2019
The story's great and the racetrack action leaves skid marks on the eyeballs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 11, 2019
Somehow, Mangold has made a two and half hour movie out of this rather dry-sounding source material, and most pleasingly, it's entertaining even to someone with absolutely no skin in the racing game.
September 10, 2019
I imagine many viewers will be more than happy to be whisked away by "Ford v Ferrari."
September 10, 2019
Mangold does well to maintain a sense of peril as well as make the 24 Hours of Le Mans race something that's visually compelling and exciting, even to those not enthusiastic about the sport.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 10, 2019
Great-looking, handsomely produced but tiringly acted and inert...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 4, 2019
A big, glossy crowd-pleaser of a film, high on horsepower, engine grease, and clean-sweat '60s masculinity.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 3, 2019
Excels at evoking the sheer thrill of the race...and it's compelling enough in those moments to make the case that nothing beats the thrill of competition.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 1, 2019
A '60s-set adrenaline rusher with top-shelf technical craftsmanship.
August 30, 2019
The best sports movies aren't so much about the sport as they are the personalities, and these two go big with their performances...