Borg Vs. McEnroe Reviews

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August 31, 2018
McEnroe, Faraut asserts, was "a man who played on the edge of his senses." His film brings that home.
April 19, 2018
A psychological portrait of competition, friendship and a complicated, temperamental prodigy, whose outbursts and lack of self-control threaten to derail what promises to be a fruitful athletic career.
April 15, 2018
"Borg vs. McEnroe" is an anecdotally gratifying, psychologically nuanced, and dramatically agile character study of Borg, but, despite its extended depictions of a celebrated match, it's not a satisfying tennis movie at all.
April 13, 2018
It's about damn time somebody made a movie outta these guys.
April 13, 2018
By the end, even the flaws become, if not entirely justifiable, then at least intelligible.
April 13, 2018
Danish documentarian Janus Metz-making his first feature, and working from a script by Ronnie Sandahl-feels the need to hold our hands and oversimplify these two titans of tennis.
July 19, 2019
A vibrant work that transmits all the energy that only a clash between Björn Borg and John McEnroe can generate. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 16, 2019
Metz's film leaves us with sympathy and curiosity about the sport and the characters that defined the sexiest decade in tennis history.
March 1, 2019
Janus Metz Pedersen's portrayal of the epic tennis rivalry between Borg and McEnroe is so engrossing that even a flawed film and the filmmaker's lost objectivity isn't a problem.
December 21, 2018
Maybe not game, set and match, but Borg vs. McEnroe definitely reaches a solid match point.
November 5, 2018
(Technically,) Borg vs. McEnroe dazzles with cinematic excellence. There's a pronounced linear quality to shot selection and framing that gives the film a very measured feel.
October 28, 2018
LaBeouf and Gudnason are electrifying in the best on-screen rivalry since Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl battled it out in Ron Howard's Rush.
October 18, 2018
Borg vs McEnroe casts an interesting light on the past of two extreme individuals but it doesn't show tennis to its best advantage.
June 28, 2018
Twinned in their passion to outmatch the other, their sporting "love" seems a strange, awful, awesome game.
May 18, 2018
Sverrir Gudnason's and Shia LaBeouf's performances of are excellent... [Full review in Spanish]
May 18, 2018
The characterizations of [Sverrir] Gudnason and [Shia] LaBeouf are perfect. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 15, 2018
Highly enjoyable, even if you're not a huge tennis fan.
May 14, 2018
With so much to cover even before we get to the marathon final, Metz's drama is a five-setter of a movie that would have been brisker as a footage-led documentary.
May 14, 2018
While a lot of effort has gone into making the tennis scenes look authentic... it's really the psychology of the men that occupies Metz's mind in what is the grand slam of sports movies.
May 9, 2018
Metz's film is less about the glory of sport than it is about the damage that sport can do to an athlete's soul.
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