Borg vs. McEnroe

Borg vs. McEnroe

Borg vs. McEnroe

Sports drama centred around the legendary 1980 Wimbledon duel between tennis champs Björn Borg and John McEnroe (Shia LaBeouf).

2017Rating: M, Coarse language and brief nudity107 minsSweden, Denmark, Finland
DramaSportWorld Cinema

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Borg vs. McEnroe / Reviews

Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

It’s not hard to see why the 1980 Wimbledon clash between Björn Borg and John McEnroe would’ve made an attractive proposition for a sports flick. Universally considered one of the most electrifying showdowns ever to grace a tennis court, the rivalry suggests a clear-cut, ready-made dramatic powder keg.

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Variety

Variety

Playing tennis may not seem the best use of Shia LaBeouf's talents, but the star is terrific in a role that shrewdly plays off his controversial off-screen persona.

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Total Film

Total Film

A superior sports biopic with a never-better LaBeouf? You cannot be serious! But it only fully gets to grips with the ice-cool Swede.

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Time Out

Time Out

The final match is an absolute nail-biter, reminding tennis fans how electric this sport can be.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

This tennis film feels like a two-hour baseline rally, and it's not just the rackets that are made of wood.

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Stuff

Stuff

Not just one of the most exhilarating sports movies in recent years, but a fascinating psychological profile of two legendary men.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Though it never justifies the overblown Andre Agassi quote used as its preface ("every match is a life in miniature"), the picture certainly shows how a single match can be made to feel like the world depends on it.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

More interested in what’s going on in the heads of the protagonists rather than on the court between them, and is all the more satisfying for that.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A sports film with an arthouse sensibility. It benefits greatly from its chosen subject matter - two of the most remarkable characters in sporting history - but only manages to truly get under the skin of one of them.

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