Racing rarely gets a film as good as ‘Ford v Ferrari’

You don’t have to know anything about the story that is Ford v Ferrari to understand and enjoy it.
But it’s the portrayal of Ford motorsports manager Leo Beebe as the film’s villain that’s most problematic, because there doesn’t seem to be any real-life indication he wanted Miles out of the car, or that there was any feuding between Shelby and the Ford “suits” during the race.
Senna, the 2010 film by Asif Kapadia, remains a better racing movie, but it’s also a straight documentary; James Mangold’s Ford v Ferrari is a drama based on historic events.

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