Excerpt: Ford v Ferrari is not just a tale of competing corporations. It’s about modern-day gladiators, men who are driven to excel and who have a passion for what they do, and most of all a passion to win.
Excerpt: Mangold’s film could be seen as a metaphor for his own industry, Shelby a producer trying to protect his creative talent, engineer and driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale), from the big studio (Ford) holding the purse strings.
Excerpt: A winning (if overearnest) depiction of manly friendship, with some pretty thrilling (if only technically so) racing stuff. But it doesn’t see its potential to be actually culturally significant.
Excerpt: A rip-roaring and irreverent crowdpleaser glued to two excellent performances from Matt Damon and Christian Bale, ‘Ford v. Ferrari’ fires all on cylinders to prove that great blockbusting entertainment is even better when it’s not hogtied by existing IP.
Excerpt: James Mangold’s very manly and patriotic sportscar racing movie Ford v Ferrari is about as slick as big Hollywood blockbusters come. It’s also a damn good time at the movies. The picture is a crowd-pleaser that offers unadulterated movie spectacle.