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  1. TheMayor

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    I saw it today and liked it a lot.

    There's some glaring errors and they made Enzo look pretty snobbish (I guess they tried to play up the good vs evil bit) but in fact its a film about how small organizations (like Ferrari and Shelby) can succeed when large companies (like Ford) fail.

    It is unfair though that it doesn't give true credit to some key groups who also worked on it. But, its not a documentary. Its a story -- and a pretty good one that's well done and entertaining.

    Anyone who goes see this movie I think will enjoy it, even if you don't believe in your life that Matt Damon is Carol Shelby.
     
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  3. TheMayor

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    Funny I said the same thing when I saw this! "Is he driving a kit car? WHY?"
     
  4. bisel

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    I had look past the errors. One in particular. There is scene where Ken Miles is listening on radio to the race while working on a car ... in reality Miles was driving one of Fords at Le Mans that did not finish the race. But is better drama to depict that he lost his ride that year.
     
  5. TheMayor

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    Exactly. It wouldn't be a great story if they showed him losing the next attempt after being left home the first year.

    But its not a documentary. Its just fun. And pretty well done.
     
  6. 348Jeff

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    Been to see it twice now (something I very rarely do) and enjoyed it even more after reading up on the race after the first viewing.

    Top Gear covered the story and if you liked the film you'll enjoy below:

     
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  8. Nospinzone

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    My wife and I saw it in IMAX thanks to the recommendations I read here. I will second those recommendations.

    The funniest Hollywood moments for me were the scenes where the racers are going 200+ mph and they are turning their heads to stare at each other! :D
     
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    And the part when they communicate with each other.
     
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  10. ferraridriver

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    Saw it yesterday, was unimpressed, especially racing scenes.

    May have been a result of my experience racing SCCA in the early and mid sixties on the west coast.

    I can't imagine shouting or glaring at another driver during a race.
     
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  13. Rifledriver

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    Shelby was terribly miscast. Every scene he was in was difficult to watch.
     
  14. Lusso123

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    Not a good film unless you like fiction, which is what so much of this thing is. Even if one overlooks the racing sequences, or the incorrect cars, or insertion of incorrect facts & details as well as the bending and blending of some of the facts to help streamline and advance the narrative (the beating on the trunk scene, and fight scene are two of many)... the fact is that the casual movie goer including all the reviewers seem have and will overwhelmingly be left with a totally false take on history, and not know or understand what really happened, etc, etc, etc. Hollywood should just stick to making James Bond and Sci-Fi movies, and stay far away from any attempt at reality.
     
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  15. crinoid

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    What’s great is that this movie is enjoyed by people who aren’t interested in cars and racing. That’s a good thing.
     
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    I guess we could look at this as either the glass is half full or it's half empty.
     
  17. 97 Spider

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    I have only watched the documentary and not the movie yet but I just came across this disgusting drivel pasted off as journalism. What do you guys think? Luckily the writer and editor included their email addresses so I could let them know what I think. https://apple.news/AL72ZDt3dSN-maDVMaZvJcg
     
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    I only go to movies to be entertained. I never trust Hollywood to do anything accurately.

    both myself and my family liked it.
     
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    That is one of the worst articles I've ever read. Several times while reading it, I was questioning as to whether it was meant to be satirical. Sadly, I think not.

    Kevin
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  20. Jasonberkeley

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    Holy smokes, you've got to be kidding me. Are we to forget all history up until the last few years because factual history doesnt fit the preferred story line for a single demographic? Im a fairly liberal guy, but give me a break.
     
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    She is a misguided idiot, with a big chip on her shoulder. Symptomatic of so many so-called "journalists" these day.
     
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  22. technom3

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    Why. Who would you have chosen? And I am Not a fan of matt Damon
     
  23. technom3

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    The bumper isn't off. It has its deco trim removed to complete the "outlaw" look.
     
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    saw it today and loved it
     
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  26. rampante550

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    Decent movie, but really just glad to have a new car movie. Plus it wasn't weaved with political stuff.

    One problem I had (me, not the movie) is that I simply couldn't root for Ford vs. Ferrari. That was compounded by the way Ford handled nearly the whole thing. Ironically, the movie made the story less legendary to me. At the end of the day, Ford was still Goliath even if Ferrari was more successful in that space.
     
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  27. technom3

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    I think because it wasn't polticial programming it got some hatred that want/need their propoganda spread
     
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  28. vincep99

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    I am 1/4-way through the book that the movie was based upon ("Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans"), and it is great
     

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