Reviews

Aug 31, 2018
McEnroe, Faraut asserts, was "a man who played on the edge of his senses." His film brings that home.
Apr 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.
Apr 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.
Apr 13, 2018
It's about damn time somebody made a movie outta these guys.
Apr 13, 2018
By the end, even the flaws become, if not entirely justifiable, then at least intelligible.
Apr 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.
Apr 13, 2018
Recreation of a classic 1980 tennis showdown at Wimbledon is helped by stellar acting - and gives its formerly tempestuous star Shia LaBeouf a perfect comeback role.
Apr 13, 2018
an indelible portrait of these men and their unlikely, ineffable and ultimately, deeply emotional bond.
Apr 13, 2018
"Borg Vs. McEnroe" is a smart study of two athletes eclipsing each other in the prime of their careers.
Apr 13, 2018
Borg vs McEnroe underscores the inherent drama in sports movies, while tapping into a nostalgia factor for a moment when tennis produced storied rivalries and never felt bigger.
Apr 12, 2018
Ably shot by Niels Thastum, the movie looks less frenetic than many others in its genre. But the story drags without much narrative tension, and by the end you just want the match to happen so there's some movement onscreen.
Apr 12, 2018
Smoothly crafted, satisfyingly earnest...
Apr 12, 2018
The movie's biggest revelation - at least it was a revelation to me - is just how alike these two men were beneath their outward personas.
Apr 12, 2018
The film's main fault is how it drags between matches, but there's enough here that most hardcore tennis fans will find enough to love.
Apr 12, 2018
LaBeouf is the best thing about the movie. He captures McEnroe's drive and his "Super Brat" side, which is easy enough for an actor of his skill, but also his pain, his need to please his father.
Apr 12, 2018
It's the devotion to that emotional truth that allows [Janus] Metz and cinematographer Niels Thastum to step back, avoiding any major visual tricks.
Apr 12, 2018
One of "Borg vs. McEnroe's" strongest elements is the growing realization on both sides that each man mirrors the other.
Apr 12, 2018
It's a compelling story with much to recommend it: fascinating details about both men, plus an agonizingly close final game that will bring your heart into your throat.
Apr 11, 2018
The film - which is nowhere near as interesting as LaBeouf's performance - is hopelessly reductive about its subjects' psychology even as it mocks the press of 1980 for being reductive about its subjects' psychology.
Apr 11, 2018
An engaging feature-length response to the trivia question "Who won the Wimbledon men's singles title in 1980?"