The Battle Of The Sexes (2013)




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Movie Info

A documentary examining the 1973 Bobby Riggs-Billie Jean King tennis showdown spotlighting its importance on the women's movement.
Documentary , Sports & Fitness
Directed By:
New Black Films


Critic Reviews for The Battle Of The Sexes

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

A smart, gripping and enormously enjoyable parable.

Full Review… | June 25, 2013
Time Out
Top Critic

Has much more to do with politics and personality than it does with hitting a ball over a net.

Full Review… | December 20, 2013
Concrete Playground

As fascinating as it is to relive, James Erskine's documentary struggles to make the episode a metaphor for sexism in society - an issue too big to be boiled down to one gender-politics sideshow.

Full Review… | July 1, 2013
Total Film

Anyone watching Wimbledon will only have their enjoyment of the game enhanced by this vibrant history lesson. Game, set and match.

Full Review… | June 30, 2013
Observer (UK)

A witty, inspiring documentary that charts Billie Jean King's drive to put women's tennis on the map.

Full Review… | June 28, 2013
London Evening Standard

It is a great story, deftly told and a wonderful testament to what an inspirational figure Billie Jean King has been.

Full Review… | June 28, 2013
Daily Express (UK)

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