Ford v Ferrari (2019)
Cinema Showing 8/10
Director: James Mangold
Cast: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Josh Lucas, Caitriona Balfe, JJ Field, Noah Jupe, Ray McKinnon, Tracy Letts, Remo Girone
Screenplay: Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth and Jason Keller
Cinematography: Phedon Papamichael
Music: Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders
U.S. Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Ford v Ferrari celebrates friendship, and the good, old fashioned underdog spirit, going up against the odds to achieve the impossible.
Bale and Damon make a formidable pair, jiving between friendship, respect, banter and an obscene amount of technical knowledge. Through their performances, they make the friendship and engineering relationship between 'man and machine' personal. And as the film finally waves that checkered flag, Mangold creates pure racing at its finest.