Borg vs McEnroe

Borg vs McEnroe

By Janus Metz

  • Genre: Sports
  • Release Date: 2017-09-22
  • Advisory Rating: 15
  • Runtime: 1h 47min
  • Director: Janus Metz
  • Production Company: Danish Film Institute
  • Production Country: Denmark, Finland, Sweden
  • iTunes Price: GBP 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 5.49
7.1/10
7.1
From 149 Ratings

Description

Wimbledon, 1980. The rainiest summer in decades. The world is waiting to see the number one tennis player in the world, Björn Borg, claim his fifth Wimbledon title. But few know of the drama behind the scenes: at only 24, Borg is close to the end - run-down, worn out and ridden with anxiety. Meanwhile, the challenger John McEnroe, 20, has decided to replace his former hero on the Wimbledon throne. 'Borg vs. McEnroe' is a story about the price of success. How the world’s two best tennis players, already in their early twenties, are imprisoned by their own careers. Two athletes constantly reduced to each other’s opposites by a commercialised tennis industry: the cartoonish "Ice Borg" and "Superbrat". Two rivals who, during Wimbledon 1980, are forced to realise that the only person capable of understanding what they are going through is their worst enemy.

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Reviews

  • Not very good

    2
    By baggie hannigan
    The guy playing McEnroe looks nothing like him,same said of corners,it’s just not very good really,acting not brilliant,I wouldn’t bother !!!👎
  • Okay, but.....

    3
    By ArbyNZ
    Well made and the last 30 mins was especially good but, personally, I would prefer to watch the actual match again. The actor playing Borg looked so similar to him but unfortunately the actor playing McEnroe didn’t. Enjoyable film.
  • Inspirational

    5
    By stanaroundtheworld
    I remember watching the two finals on television in '80 and '81, it was sport at its best. I was only young but it was watching contests like this in the 1980's that inspired me to become a professional sportsman. Eight world championships titles later I understand a little of what they went through. This is a great film, well made and delivers. The actors do a great job on and off the court.
  • Truly religiously amazing

    5
    By chrisitan mother
    amazing film! great story line, plot development and the roles were played excellently! Borg was iconic and truly seemed like a tennis player from the 80s. As a Christian mother writing this review, I do really have to say, this film is amazing and educational for your young children due to the informative scenes of tennis playing. Ever since they leaked the song for its release on the 22nd of December, I knew it would be a film I wouldn’t wanna miss!! 👌😤

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