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      12-01-2019, 07:56 PM   #1
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My wife and I really enjoyed this movie. The story is very good and the racing is intense. Well worth checking this movie out.

The plot is obvious. One of my favorite scenes is Ford II face after finishing a quick ride. Perfect.
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Great review! Much appreciated.
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It is a great flash overview. It skips over way to many details. It would have made a better limited series show.
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Me and my brother watched it as well yesterday afternoon, and we enjoyed the move as well. Highly recommended to all car enthusiasts.
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Saw it last week & loved it.
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The 24hr war on Netflix is great also.
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The 24hr war on Netflix is great also.
Thanks for the recommendation....I'll have to check that one out.
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Thanks for the recommendation....I'll have to check that one out.
There is also another movie or documentary on Shelby on Netflix right now too. WAY more detail than Ford vs Ferrari.

Great movie though. Time well spent with my 12 yo mini car guy.
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Ive also heard its great and cannot wait to see it.
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Thanks. I'll check it out.
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It was great. As a native metro Detroiter I enjoyed some of the history.
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Loved it! Saw it on the IMAX screen and DOLBY sound....so freakin' awesome.
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It is a great flash overview. It skips over way to many details. It would have made a better limited series show.
I would love to see the commercial success of Ford v Ferrari (and Rush before it) kick off some quality anthology series on motorsports. So many great stories you could elaborate on across 6 to 8 one hour episodes.

What I loved about the Ford v Ferrari movie was the focus on Ken Miles' story. I coulda seen more there, but I liked the way they focussed on his story. Such a tragedy he was robbed of the triple crown.


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The 24hr war on Netflix is great also.
I really enjoyed this as well. Very good documentary.

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There is also another movie or documentary on Shelby on Netflix right now too. WAY more detail than Ford vs Ferrari.
I think you are referring to Shelby American, a documentary about Carrol Shelby. I enjoyed that as well. That same production company makes some good motorsports documentaries.

I saw Ford v Ferrari with my 10 yrd old daughter, IMAX screen, and DBox seats (they rumble and move with the movie). The seats are a gimmick, but are kinda fun for a movie like this.

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so how far off reality is it?
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so how far off reality is it?
it was spot on! who knew that on long straights you can slam it into 15th gear and still go faster while talking to your competitor who's right next to you
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it was spot on! who knew that on long straights you can slam it into 15th gear and still go faster while talking to your competitor who's right next to you
Exactly. Anyone whoís heard a FE side Oiler right behind him at full tilt knows that a driver canít hear a passenger screaming in his ear from a 6Ē away. Forgetting a helmet, earplugs and the roar of air noise about 200mph.
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Saw it this weekend with a buddy. Great flick despite some inaccuracies, but that was to be expected.
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so how far off reality is it?
Most inaccuracies were just added to make the movie more enjoyable. For the most part the small additions did work well. This isn't a complete list. I hope other posters correct mine or add more.
Talking to the driver next to you at 200 mph
Wife and son were not close to Miles during this period.
Miles Shelby grass brawl never happened
Shelby scares the shit out of Ford II. I loved that take. It made the whole audience laugh.
Selling the same car three times in one day.
Throwing wrench.
I question steeling Ferrari pit crew watch? They only had one?
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Most inaccuracies were just added to make the movie more enjoyable. ...
I loved the movie too. So much I considered staying in the theatre to watch it again.

I have to ask though. Do you think those GT40s had speedometers?

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Didnít get enough of Shelby, Le Mans and the GT40, Wife and I just watched Shelby American this morning on Netflix. The real story of the man the legend with no Hollywood embellishments. The recent movie was good but this documentary outran the movie and won the race. Check it out.
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Didnít get enough of Shelby, Le Mans and the GT40, Wife and I just watched Shelby American this morning on Netflix. The real story of the man the legend with no Hollywood embellishments. The recent movie was good but this documentary outran the movie and won the race. Check it out.
That's on my watch list. Check out "The 24-Hour War" if you haven't already.
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Didnít get enough of Shelby, Le Mans and the GT40, Wife and I just watched Shelby American this morning on Netflix. The real story of the man the legend with no Hollywood embellishments. The recent movie was good but this documentary outran the movie and won the race. Check it out.
I watched it the other day, I thought it was really good. Like everything you have to wonder about accuracy since it's always the truth according to who's telling the story. Having said that I thought it seemed pretty well balanced over all.

I still haven't seen the movie yet though.
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