Borg McEnroe


Biography / Drama / Sport

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 79%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 70%
IMDb Rating 7 10 9340


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Shia LaBeouf as John McEnroe
Stellan Skarsgård as Lennart Bergelin
Robert Emms as Vitas Gerulaitis
David Bamber as UK Commentator George Barnes
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796.82 MB
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1hr 47 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by psychedelicvoice 5 / 10

Well don't know what to think.

Actors were great. Really well played. But as I see the movie, it is like they tend to favor Borg. While he did a great job playing tennis, this was suppose to be a movie about them both. McEnroe even mentioned it as being "badly portrait of himself", I don't know what to believe, but for my personal experience, it is a shame that they favored Borg more.

Reviewed by korereviews 7 / 10

Great in some ways, disappointing in others

This film deserves more attention than it received, and is definitely worth seeing. The first three-quarters of the film is strongest, with a surprisingly deep and engaging portrayal of the psychological struggles faced by both players, but especially Borg. I don't know how accurately any of it reflects the real life characters, but it sure made for a good story. The major letdown is the match itself - to which the whole film builds, but is surprisingly handled in a fairly hasty and anticlimactic way. And it was poorly shot, not giving you a sense of how amazing any of the shotmaking was, or how the players experienced it. TV footage of matches is more tense and exciting than this was. In addition, it's a shame the film lopsidedly focused on Borg. For one thing, it seems like false advertising, given the title and premise of the film. And since both were strong, interesting characters, it would have been more satisfying to see them given equal screen time. However the film ends with a nice post-match scene between Borg and McEnroe.

Reviewed by Kapten Video 8 / 10

Spit, sweat & tears...

The rainy summer of 1980. The young, uber-popular tennis Legend Björn Borg (Sverrir Gudnason) is aiming for his fifth consecutive Wimbledon win - an unheard-of achievement in itself. But he has a formidable rival from across the big pond - John McEnroe, an uncontrolled bad boy nobody really likes (Shia LaBeouf).

Also starring, Swedish and international screen legend Stellan Skarsgård as Borg's long-time coach and mentor, Tuva Novotny as tennis star and Borg's future wife Mariana Simionescu, Scott Arthur, Jackson Gann, Leo Borg, Marcus Mossberg.

I am sure that sports history is full of great rivalries and moments, but "Borg McEnroe" has been brought to screen with such freshness, candor and fervor that it must be rare even in the long history of sports movies.

The story is about the shadow side of one of the greatest matches in tennis history, in the beginning of the 80's when tennisists were comparable to rockstars. It's a enjoyable sports movie but not for any of the "traditional" reasons that one would expect.

It's great because of the gripping atmosphere, fiery performances and - last but not least - the fact that in its black black heart, "B/E" is anything but a sports movie.

Yes, it's about the legendary tennis match, but the Danish director Janus Metz has not been interested in offering just another account of great sportsmanship.

It's a thriller, character study for both eponymous tennis stars, or even all of the major characters listed above, horror, social satire, but it's not about sport per se. It's about the human element, the existential dimension, in sport, and that's what makes it a great sports movie.

"Borg McEnroe" does for sports movies that "Steve Jobs" did for business movies - both feel like action thriller, intense, violent, and always on the edge.

The only difference is that "B/E" has a lot less dialogue, concentrating on the silence before the storm - moodiness, menacing looks and all. Silence often speaks louder than words, no?

Actors have given superb performances to convey all this moodiness. I am especially glad about seeing LaBeouf in a noteworthy role, he's usually better known for starring in "Transformers" and his real-life bad boy antics than interesting projects.

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