Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in a handsome-looking but dull report of the antagonism between the US and Italian car-makers
Ford v Ferrari is a great-looking, handsomely produced but tiringly behaved and inert boasts drama about two good ol’ boys from the self-admiring world of motor racing- which a courage now wryly announces” turning left for four hours “. This drawing proceeds straight ahead for two and a half.
Based on a true-blue floor, it is crammed with unearned emotional times and factory-built male courages whose dedication to their sport we are expected to find cute and intrepid by turns. This is a standard-issue, middleweight biopic-type film, which comes ended with the now mandatory three factual convicts over the closing approvals and the black-and-white photographs of the real-life people involved gazing less enticing than the Hollywood stars who frisked them. James Mangold leads, from a serviceable original dialogue by playwright Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth and Jason Keller.