Ford v Ferrari (2019) Movie Review

Ford v Ferrari (2019), directed by James Mangold, is a film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Boston Latin School community was asked to rate the screenplay, the acting, the music and the movie overall out of five stars. After calculating the averages of the responses and rounding the data to the nearest tenth, the results, as well as comments, are shown below:


Movie overall: 3.6 / 5


Screenplay: 3.9 / 5


Acting: 4.3 / 5


Music: 3.3 / 5



  • You’ll be on the edge of your seat as [the] convincing acting leads you down twists and turns in a film that is unexpectedly touching to the finish.
  • I liked Christian Bale’s accent.
  • I thought it was pretty good but a bit long. The race at the end was very exciting.
  • There was nothing absolutely outstanding about it, but it was a pretty thought-provoking message about pushing oneself.
  • The movie told the story in a way that made it impossible to take my eyes off the screen. It’s not always easy to make history interesting, but Ford v Ferrari excelled at that.
  • I thought the story being worked off of the movie was good, but all my faults mainly stemmed from this story. I genuinely just didn’t like any of the characters or feel sympathy for them, so I found it hard to really connect with the story. I thought the acting was fine and so was the dialogue, but I couldn’t bring myself to care. I really disliked the cinematography, but again, this was no fault of the production, but the overall plot’s. How would one make the same sandy racetrack look beautiful in every scene? The sepia color scheme might have been pleasing to others, but to me, it just added to the bore of the movie. Overall, to describe this movie I would say it was formulaic and dull, but where it could add embellishments it did.
  • [This was a] very solid movie with excellent acting. The story is interesting, especially since it’s historical. It didn’t, however, have what it took to be an exceptional, great film. It was exciting, but not very exciting. It was interesting, but not very interesting. It was well-done but not very well-done.