Ford v Ferrari Movie Review
Ford v Ferrari Movie Review is Ford Motor Company was trying with sales in 1963 they can’t appear to correlate with the more modern market. To promote their image, Lee Iacocca (Jon Bernthal) offers a bold marketing strategy – to win one of the several prestigious car races in the world – 24 Hours of Le Mans. This poses a unique request; the Ferrari racing team has managed the sport for four good years, and Ford doesn’t have a racecar to hit them. Caroll Shelby (Matt Damon), a car driver and author envision what they need to win the coveted ego lift. But Shelby knows that a finely attuned machine is worthless without a skilled driver. Enter the feisty but formidable Ken Miles (Christian Bale), whose variable quality is only matched by his expertise behind the wheel.
While the plot built on the automotive battle among two corporations, director James Mangold narrows it down to two people who were the real driving forces. Both Caroll Shelby and Ken Miles were great characters; Matt Damon and Christian Bale understand this and use it to fuel the dynamic within their roles. Christian Bale works his magic yet overplaying Miles – a volatile failure that Ford doesn’t need on their side. Miles is at the centre of the film, and Bale is mesmerising to see. Matt Damon is far more-nuanced as Caroll Shelby, though he gets ample ‘big moments’ and makes the most of it. The organisation is exciting; you can’t help rooting for the two when they’re on screen, even when there are no cars involved.
Speaking of which, James Mangold directs the racing sequences to convey not just the frenetic energy, but also to further the character arcs. Besides the two leads, the supporting cast contributes to the circumstances.
John Bernthal is hard, and so is Caitriona Balfe as Mollie Miles, but the relationship between Miles and his son Peter, played by Noah Jupe, proves to be heartwarming as well. This pushes the pedal on the screenplay, keeping it thrilling and, surprisingly funny enough to ensure there’s not a dull moment in two and a half hours. Motorheads and racing fans are guaranteed to love ‘Ford v Ferrari’, but even the casual moviegoer will get a kick out of it.
Ford v. Ferrari Story: Based on a true story, 2-hungry men American car creator Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) British-born driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale), get on the race cars of Ferrari by creating their own.