Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

Ford v Ferrari (2019)

Directed by James Mangold

Starring Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe

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Damon and Bale play off each other nicely, with Damon pulling off a Bill Clinton accent and a believable performance. But it is Bale, with colorful wit, a charming accent, and goofy facial expressions, who steals the show. Miles has his own dramatic arc, and I found myself wishing the movie was more about him than Shelby. I could see Bale getting a supporting actor Oscar nomination for this. Tracy Letts is wonderfully intense as Henry Ford II, and Noah Jupe is great as the innocent son.

Mangold put together a nice story, excellent casting, and polished effects make it real. A companion piece to Rush, another good racing movie.

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