One Line Review: Ford Vs Ferrari is a fusion of powerful script and flawless acting performances.
This doesn’t happen often when we see a legendary story meet a legendary cast and create an explosion. This time it happened in Ford Vs Ferrari. Let’s check out the ins and outs of the movie. On your mark, get set, go!
Iconic Dialogues from the movie
Carroll Shelby: We’re lighter, we’re faster, and if that doesn’t work, we’re nastier.
Caroll Shelby: There’s a point – 7000 RPM – where everything fades. When you’re seeing becomes weightless, it just disappears. And all that’s left is a body moving through space and time. 7000 RPM that’s where you meet it. Can I ask you a question? The only question that matters. Who are you?
Ken Miles: If this were a beauty pageant, we just lost.
Carroll Shelby: Looks aren’t everything.
Ken Miles: And they’re going to go back to their lovely offices, and they’re going to work out new ways to screw you. Why? Because they can’t help it. Because they just want to please their boss who wants to please his boss. And they hate themselves for it. But deep down, who they hate even more are guys like you, because you’re not like them because you don’t think like them, because you’re different.
Carroll Shelby: That’s coming straight from the deuce.
“You see the concentration. You see the sweat. You see the danger. You see the madness.” Stephen Romie
Automobile designer Carroll Shelby and racer Ken Miles designed a car for Ford Industries to compete against the Ferrari in an upcoming race.
Not just one story but a collection of events
One of the main advantages of the “Ford v. Ferrari” is that it tells a number of different stories within the basic framework. Not just the expected conflict over the title, but also Shelby’s personal salvation story, one of the Miles’ personal goals, and even a good dose of “big company ruining little one.” All of these angles are unique and there is no chaos along the way. The 2.5-hour runtime really helps with this, allowing such arcs to play in their entirety.
The acting skills are basically amazing from the perspective of the entire cast. Bell gave a unique and quirky performance that seemed like the only one he could do, Damon was strong (as always) and everyone else performed well. Especially impressive are Miles’s wife Molly (Katriona Balf) and son Peter (Noah Jupe), who provided most of the sentimentality in the film. Ken (Ken) explained to Peter precisely the specific scenes of what he did on each individual race lap, as well as the performance also has an endless sense of forwarding power and the overall “Ford v Ferrari” fun. He never takes himself too seriously, but it’s not a comedy. It’s long, but due to the expert’s sense of rhythm, in the understated sixties-sixties feel, the perfect balance is struck between pulse action scenes and slower, more emotional scenes. Director James Mangold brings all of this together, which can be commendable.
Powerful script meets powerful acting
A powerful script is the basis of a great story, involving American car designer Carol Shelby played by Matt Damon, drivers Christian Bell and Tracy Wrights as Henry Ford II, all taking part in the famous race to challenge the famous car maker. Italian Ferrari cars at Le Mans in 1966. From the very first frame, James Mangold set the tone with exciting, bold, and vibrant visuals that are visually striking and also have excellent scores that will never overwhelm or feel average. Editing is great because the pace is so fast that it makes the heart beat faster, especially in the race sequence.
Director of Photography Phedon Papamichael, Production Designer Francois Audouy, and Costume Designer Daniel Orlandi have created a rich canvas that always has a real feel, full of subtleties, and forms an amazing, beautiful palette. Fusion together. Under the direction of James Mangold, perfect performance is a highlight. Matt Damon rarely gets a chance to show the range from confident performers to gaps we rarely see. Christian Bale disappeared into his role as usual and provided another standout performance, while Tracy Letts combined his performance with strength and talent. In the end, James Mangold’s masterpiece performed well in every respect. Overall, this is one of the most satisfying movies of the year, and it will definitely become the top contender for many well-deserved awards!
Ford vs Ferrari was an experience. Great acting. Great script. Excellent cinematography…. Last and, absolutely, not the least, history.