Borg vs. McEnroe

Two stars, one fateful match and millions of viewers. Unflappable Borg vs McEnroe temper. Persistence vs stubbornness. The struggle of two opposing personalities-driven, however, one goal — be the best!

  • Janus Metz

Release Date: 2017-11-08
IMDb icon 6.9/10
  • Country: DK, FI, SE
  • Language: English | Swedish | French | German | Spanish
  • Runtime: 1h:47m
  • Budget: SEK 65,000,000
Vally Everett
16 May 2018 | 09:57

Films about the confrontation of two great athletes in or other sport out a lot. Was completely fictional stories, but very popular tape, taken on the basis of real events. For sports world world cinema provides an inexhaustible source of stories for film adaptations. Danish Director Janus Metz Pedersen was chosen for the film adaptation of one of the most famous rivalries in world tennis. Many have compared the tape with a superb sports drama Ron Howard "Race" indeed the resemblance is obvious, but still is a self-contained work.

Before us is the screen adaptation of the legendary confrontation in the final of Wimbledon in 1980. In which came together the strongest tennis players of the time, the Swedish Bjorn Borg and American John McEnroe. It is important to understand that they were bitter rivals, not watered mud at each other and their the rivalry was focused only on the tennis court. Script Ronnie Sandal not began to focus only on the sports part, but not began to leave in deep drama. He chose the middle option, in which tries to uncover the characters in with the use of flashbacks, but without tediousness. Only in the final we see the classic sports drama at its finest.

It should be noted that the Director is devoting much more time to the Swedish athlete. His experiences difficult relations with coach girl. Very interesting it shows the establishment of talented, but nervous and hot-tempered teen to the superstars of tennis with an icy nature and absolute calm on the court. Shown deep inner world of the character obsession the desire to win has led to that the sport has become for him in the basis of life. Have it was even a set of obligatory rituals before going to court.

Much less time the second hero gets a ribbon John McEnroe. However, here we have a clear idea of the character of the athlete. It the complete opposite of the Swede. Unsportsmanlike conduct, constant scandals, conflicts with judges, fans and journalists made him a perfect bad guy. Although it is impossible not to mention its outstanding talent.

By far the most interesting we waiting in the final confrontation. Great camera work and excellent installation allows you to enjoy the match as if he goes live. Especially if you do not know the outcome of the match for informed. Intense, dynamic narration makes you sit with a sinking heart and this is the main plus of the film. The viewer is completely immersed in the events on the screen. Yes in the picture there are cons, but they global closer to the finals them pay attention.

The main roles are played Sverrir Gudnason Shia LaBeouf. The first great shows its Nordic character and peace and also the removal from the world. Well and the second ideal type is unstable and controversial athlete. For the actor himself has repeatedly distinguished the misbehavior and antics. Well as a veteran of the Stellan Skarsgard performed typical the role did as always, the highest rating. A high level of drama.

Borg/McEnroe is a great mixture of exciting sports drama and biographical film. Deeper disclosure of the characters of athletes, the lighting of their life in outside of the tennis court and prepare the main opposition in their careers. And also had a set of the final match, skillfully shot and edited the best tradition of sports movies.

7 out of 10

Aeriel Theresina
08 October 2017 | 05:17

While "Running the blade 2049" has attracted all the attention of the spectators in yourself, a small fucking number of cinemas issued a few sessions humble film "Borg/McEnroe". Hell, at least my town there are only 10 small sessions on all day. I think if as a time to get on one, disappointed to leave and not succeed. Times someone, hell, a fantastic movie not able to impress, then he may choose to history of, you know, based on real events. Forget about the tennis. Look at the characters.

"Borg/McEnroe" — this is the story of the two Parallels, which sooner or later must come together in one point, and then moving forward to form a single line. Easy to see what the main rivals on the tennis court was childhood, what were, and, in a professional career. The true mirror: while a teenager Bjorn Borg hysterics for training, it peer John McEnroe behaves modest; and in 1980 unrecognizable Swede observes rituals and keeps quiet, as long as the American holding back anger.

All these the flashbacks were shown not just not in vain. In fact, we see, damn it, one and the same person. The purpose to the end to see this entire, collective image. Forever. Final the confrontation clearly showed how good both of the athlete. The scales are alternately turned out to be a side Borg, the side McEnroe. These guys are worth each other. According to the film, as if fate itself a magnet attracted both — the two parallel to one point. So I want to see them close friends. Let's not the gay jokes. Damn!

In addition, the film shows uncomfortable how hard the fate of athletes, such as the media persons, for which is always followed at the heels of fans and which journalists ask, hell, uncomfortable questions. On them is always a lot of pressure. From them require titles, victories, interviews, and smiles. Correctly said Bjorn Borg: play it once, and immediately, the bastards will forget about past victories (even if they had 4 in a row). It seems to be famous for the whole world — cool stuff. To really are, this should be done. Damn!

Shia LaBeouf done. That there it would say, and happy with his game and characters, too. Not showing off, showing the kind of actor class. Brilliantly introduced the player who is at all aggressiveness quite vulnerable small. Sverrir Gudnason — the spitting image of Nordic beauty. The similarities with Borg shocking. Brought that is called, the Scandinavian chill in the character. Full movie Director Janus Metz to times cool tones. And the final match inside it causes such tension that validol not hurt in your pocket.

8 from 10

Donielle Fabiola
23 October 2017 | 05:35

Janus Metz, one of the creators of "true detective", released sports drama about the behind the scenes of confrontation between the two legends of tennis, and about the price of great victories.

The Danish Director made a film not about tennis. Competition between the main characters easy to imagine, say, business or even geopolitics. External side rivalry that legendary Wimbledon 1980 and in particular the final match also well studied. Cold automatism Bjorn Borg and unrestrained emotionality John McEnroe became the talk of the talk of the town.

Janus Metz dig deeper. Introducing the audience public images of athletes, using the regular flashback in their childhood it helps to find them an explanation of the maximum possible to disclose.

"Borg vs McEnroe" is a visual aid for future explorers of the peaks. Irregular dynamics of the plot sprays in the cinema understanding how much will have to break themselves and you have to sacrifice great achievements. Sports way Bjorn Borg — a simple example of the professional deformation. Tennis player — it is the embodiment of loneliness, that rules in top of the world. Of solitude, riddled with fear of the inevitable deposition.

The Director almost equally divides the duration between the main characters with a small advantage for the Borg, how humans, and has done over a more complex job than his opponent. Until John McEnroe in all ages are shown to withstand the same line of conduct, Bjorn also under the guidance of a mentor have hardly not to break itself, burning out of the nature of his youthful enthusiasm, turning into a calculating machine with the exorbitant number of rituals.

The degree of intensity of passions legendary confrontation all the tape increases slowly, with that the final match for five minutes to pump the audience with adrenaline and not let go until the latter hitting the racket at the ball. Not need to be a tennis fan — skillfully wound the intrigue is not give away from the screen, forcing you to live with the athletes of each set.

Headstrong for life Shia LaBeouf and the young Swede Sverrir Gudnason similar to younger brother Tom Hiddlestone, very keenly join in your images, up to the resemblance with actual prototypes, embodying the opposition of ice and flame.

"Borg vs McEnroe" deserves audience sympathy or as low,


To view recommended.

7 of 10

How long is Borg vs. McEnroe?
2h 27m
How much did it cost to make Borg vs. McEnroe?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least SEK 65,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie Borg vs. McEnroe?
This tv-show was directed by Janus Metz.
What is the genre of Borg vs. McEnroe?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Drama, History, Biography, Sport, Best movies 2018, Best Drama Movies 2018, Best History Movies 2018.
Who starred in Borg vs. McEnroe?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Sverrir Gudnason, Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgård, Tuva Novotny, Jackson Gann.
What is Borg vs. McEnroe IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 6.9.
When was Borg vs. McEnroe released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2017-11-08.