Le Mans '66

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Le Mans '66

#1 Post by ladams888 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:02 am

Saw this last night at the forever dirty, forever shambolic Kingston Odeon. This is the story of how the Ford Motor Company first entered the racing car market. Christian Bale (emulating his lean and hungry look of the Machinist) starred as Ken Miles, a rude, opinionated, self-centred but brilliant racing driver with Matt Damon as Carroll Shelby, a former racing driver turned racing car designer. We watch how the world of racing is overtaken by company politics and greed. It’s a long film (over 2 ½ hours) and I found the first half dragged as we got to know Ken and Carroll, but the gripping second half, which focuses of the Le Mans race itself, simply sped by (like the race!). I wondered why I had never heard of Ken Miles before, but we learn that he died shortly after the race was set (not a spoiler, as it’s a fact). I wonder what would have become of him had he lived longer. I was mesmerised by Noah Jupe, the delightful young actor who played Ken’s son, Peter. A name to watch. Apart from it being slightly too long, an coherent, well acted film with excellent cinematography. A solid 8/10 from me.

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Re: Le Mans '66

#2 Post by snowman2k » Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:55 am

Thoroughly enjoyable long film that didn't feel long, great acting, young lad playing Ken Miles son one to watch. Not just for petrol heads.

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Re: Le Mans '66

#3 Post by tonethestone » Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:46 pm

Enjoyable well acted, similar to Rush. Preferred Rush, but a decent 2 hours to spend at cinema. 3/5
Best films so far 2019;
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Joker
Knives Out
Marriage Story

Still need to see;
Star Wars 9
The Irishman

Most disappointing;
Avengers Endgame

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Re: Le Mans '66

#4 Post by Moviemad31 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:19 pm

I enjoyed this saw it earlier it was a well acted film it is a shame what happened to ken miles.

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Re: Le Mans '66

#5 Post by stuartboy » Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:24 pm

Saw this for third time today. Couldn't resist seeing it in 4DX as our Cineworld having special prices all week following a revamp. Can't think of a better film to see it 4DX. Blown away. Literally. Felt every bump and crash. All the better for £7.00!
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Re: Le Mans '66

#6 Post by Justa » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:18 pm

I loved it!!! And it was really surprising for me because I don't watch movies about cars and racing. It was so good, everyone will find something good in it!!!

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