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Film REVIEW: Le Mans '66 (2019) - ★★★★★

Updated: Mar 18, 2023

Director: James Mangold

Writer: Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, Jason Keller

Stars: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Catriona Balfe, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe.

Genre: Action, Biography, Drama

Themes: Based on True Story, Car Racing, Motorsport

American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference and the laws of physics to build a revolutionary race car for Ford in order to defeat Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.

The film received acclaim from critics, who lauded the performances (particularly Bale and Damon), Mangold's direction, the editing, the sound design and the racing sequences.


Daniel (Age 12) - ★★★★★

"This is an amazing film!

The acting is amazing especially Christian Bales performance as Ken Miles.

The story was great and the cinematography was perfect. The ending although sad was very impressive and well made. My favourite scene was when the Ford GT40 over took the Ferrari 330 P3.

Overall this was a perfect movie with a great story, soundtrack, writing, acting and cinematography.


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Like this? Try these!....

  1. In the Heart of the Sea (2015) - #39 - ★★★★★

  2. The Dark Knight Rises (2012) - #123 - ★★★★

  3. Invictus (2009) - #246 - ★★★★

  4. Edge of Tomorrow (2014) - #387 - ★★★★

  5. Batman Begins (2005) - #391 - ★★★★

  6. Captain Phillips (2013) - #490 - ★★★

  7. Everest (2015) - #554 - ★★★

  8. Le Mans (1971) - n/a

  9. Fair Game (2010) - n/a

  10. Hidalgo (2004) - n/a

For more true stories of determined men check out In the Heart of the Sea, Invictus (with Matt Damon), Captain Phillips, Everest, Hidalgo and the original Le Mans. Christian Bale rides the Batmobile in the Dark Knight trilogy. Meanwhile the writers were also behind Edge of Tomorrow and Fair Game.

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