A buddy movie with old school Hollywood charm
Dir. James Mangold | USA, France 2019 | 152 mins | 12A
Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in the remarkable true story of visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and fearless British driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate meddling, the laws of physics, and their own demons to build a revolutionary racecar for Ford Motor Company and take on the might of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.
Damon and Bale are superb as mavericks who risk everything for what they love – director James Mangold (Walk the Line, Logan) described them as the “Butch and Sundance” of the racing world – and their easy rapport and magnetic turns make Le Mans ’66 a slick buddy movie that’ll charm any moviegoer, car enthusiast or otherwise.