Borg vs McEnroe (2017)


The story of the 1980s tennis rivalry between the placid Björn Borg and the volatile John McEnroe. (IMDb)
Strong cinematography and central turns carry the slowly effective character set-ups (McEnroe was a bit neglected though) through the first two acts, with the surprising backstories (you’d think they would’ve been opposite) adding further intrigue and setting it up for a dramatic final act-but while the final match contained within was well-edited it did little to capitalize on or even recognize the character build-up before it, and the same goes for the brief epilogue and final title cards.
7/10 (Good)


    1. yeah it was 2017, and i guess the fact that it didn’t get picked up for wide distribution in North America until this year shows that it didn’t make much of an impact here. Too bad, I thought it was quite solid, just with untapped potential.


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