Ferrari – Movie Review


During the summer of 1957, bankruptcy looms over the company that Enzo Ferrari and his wife had built 10 years earlier. He decides to roll the dice and wager it all on the iconic Mille Miglia, a treacherous 1000-mile race across Italy.



Ferrari is the most recent movie directed by acclaimed director Micheal Mann, who hasn’t directed a feature film in almost a decade. Mann is responsible for classics like Heat (1995), Last of the Mohicans (1992), Collateral (2004), and many other incredible films. Mann is such a talented director, which made me very excited for his new movie Ferrari. This film had potential to be another smash hit for Micheal Mann. The cast of the movie is amazing, and Adam Driver in the leading role had me very excited since Driver is one of the best actors working today, and he kills in every role he does. Adam Driver does a terrific job, and his performance is worth watching the movie, but unfortunately the rest of the movie is just mediocre, which is disappointing to say since I love Micheal Mann, but this movie just doesn’t do anything special. For a movie about racing, the race scenes are boring to watch, and are filmed in such an uninteresting way. There are several crash scenes that occur throughout the movie that are supposed to be dramatic scenes, but I found myself not caring because the crashes look cheap and fake. The whole movie is filmed in an uninteresting way, there were never images or shots that impressed me, which is surprising since Mann is so good at visual storytelling. The overall look of the movie is just boring, and looks like it was made for TV. The movie doesn’t focus as much on the racing and cars as I expected, and instead focused more on Enzo Ferrari’s personal life, and more specifically on his troubled relationship with his wife and business partner Laura Ferrai, played by Penelope Cruz. Their relationship was interesting, and differently the highlight of the movie, but I found myself bored constantly. The film also exposes a secret that Enzo was hiding, which I am not going to spoil it, but that part of the movie was interesting, but they never explored it as deeply as I wanted them too, and that subplot felt disconnected from the rest of the movie, and shoehorned in. Overall the movie is not terrible by any means, the performances are good, and it is watchable, but it is so mediocre and not special, and overall just forgettable. I expected a lot more from a Micheal Mann movie and was overall pretty disappointed.

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