Arts & Entertainment

Ford v Ferrari

Matt Damon and Christian Bale in Twentieth Century Fox’s FORD V. FERRARI.

Fasten your safety belts, apply your earplugs and get set for the ride of your life as Matt Damon and Christian Bale join forces in this biographical sports drama, where Ford and Ferrari fight for world supremacy in the 1966 Le Mans race in France.

Ford v Ferrari details the efforts of American engineers led by Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) who built for Ford what was regarded as the fastest racing car in the world, travelling an incredible 218 miles per hour. Christian Bale portrays Ken Miles, a professional racing car driver who strived for perfection on every lap.

This extremely loud octane fuelled action-packed film contains some of the most spectacular racing sequences ever filmed, with death-defying stunts and crashes that will leave audiences awestruck. The climactic scenes surrounding the 1966 Le Mans race in France will captivate all audiences regardless of whether they’re racing car enthusiasts or not.

The drama on and off the track, the tragedy, and the ‘dog eat dog’ business side of the car racing industry are realistically depicted and all performances are commendable.

Henry Ford II tearily exclaimed “I wish my father was alive to see this and feel this!!” after he was driven in the newly built Ford GT40 – audiences will experience the same adrenalin rush. (MMo)

★★★ ½

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