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Battle of the Sexes

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6.72 h 1 min2017UHD12
The electrifying true story of the revolutionary 1973 tennis match between women's world champion Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and former men's champ Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell).
Directors
Valerie FarisJonathan Dayton
Starring
Emma StoneSteve CarellAndrea Riseborough
Genres
ComedyDramaHistoricalSports
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]
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Supporting actors
Sarah SilvermanBill PullmanAlan CummingElisabeth Shue
Producers
Christian ColsonDanny BoyleRobert Graf
Studio
20th Century Fox
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4.3 out of 5 stars

449 global ratings

  1. 58% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 24% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 10% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 4% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 4% of reviews have 1 stars
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SBReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 September 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
Warm but over-long true-life drama
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This is really well-acted, with moving performances from all the leads, including Steve Carrell, but it is just too long - 20 minutes cut would have tightened it up a lot. I think the film likes its characters a bit too much, so the exchanges are a bit like a TV drama, rather than a film.

I think it's quite clear in the film Bobby Rigg was a showman and a clown, who wanted to make money - that is the driving force behind his 'women belong in the kitchen'.

The tennis match finale is really well done and exciting. You might want to just fast-forward to that bit.
3 people found this helpful
KuenstlerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 March 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
Pretty good, but...
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Good film with exceptional performances from the two lead actors. However, it tends to focus more on King coming to terms with her sexuality than it does on the match between her and Riggs. Still, a highly recommendable watch.
4 people found this helpful
Stuart KingReviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 July 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
Manages to be moderately entertaining.
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Was at the USOpen when the cast were promoting the film last Sept, but managed to miss it at the cinema. In truth I was hoping it would be the first decent pic about tennis, but it rarely rises above average biopic fare. Some of the period detail is amusing, but it’s actually just a tad too introspective about the sexism issues.
One person found this helpful
Murdo SmithReviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 January 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Bobby vs Billie
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Tennis given a new look at how different matches were played male against female I thought it would have been of greater value if women took it to a level where they played against themselves and given the same prize money as men afterall they deserve it look for example at the greatnest of the 1970 ladies final when Margaret Court beat Billie Jean King.
PrimeCustomer007Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 July 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Must watch for any tennis fan
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I'm a huge tennis fan so this was like an interesting history lesson for me. Good performances by all the actors and the script tries to cover as much ground as it can. One can draw some interesting parallels with the current campaigns for gender equality in sport.
RoseReviewed in the United Kingdom on 01 June 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
4/5
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Glad I rented this, great acting overall and the story itself was humble and heartwarming which I think the film got across very nicely. It's not a 10/10, but it's worth a watch. Emma Stone was the highlight of this for me, I don't know the full story this film is adapting but she played the part and brings charm to the table. Steve Carell is just... Steve Carell in this, but he definitely has some charisma and adds to the humour.

Overall, seeing as this is on sale (as of now) -- go for it.
One person found this helpful
chloe35Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 August 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie
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Came with a nice cardboard cover
This movie I originally saw in Singapore airport whilst waiting for my plane , I was engrossed from the beginning and Emma stone shines
Would recommend a watch and buy as this was a great bargain price 👍
LauraReviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 April 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
You will enjoy this movie even if you're not a tennis fan! Great true story.
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What a brilliant movie. A literal battle of the sexes between Billy Jean King & Bobby Riggs. If you don't know the story you will be shocked by the sexism from 70s USA.

Also you will enjoy this movie even if you're not a tennis fan! Great true story.
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