King richard hit theaters and at HBO Max on November 19 in the United States. The film stars Will Smith and both viewers and critics suggest that it could become a strong contender for the Oscars 2022. In fact, Variety magazine ranks the Hollywood star as one of the favorites to win the long-awaited golden statuette.
While Smith is primarily remembered for his performance in The Prince of Rap, his acting career has taken off in such a way that his performances in Ali and The Pursuit of Happiness have earned him Best Actor nominations at the Academy Awards, honor that has not yet been able to reach. Here are more details about the acclaimed film.
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What is the movie about?
King richard follow the journey of Richard Williams, an intrepid father who helps raise two of the most outstanding athletes of all time, who will end up changing the sport of tennis forever.
Driven by a clear vision of his future, and using unconventional methods, Richard has a plan that will lead to Venus already Serena Williams from the streets of Compton, California, to the world stage as legendary icons.
In this way, the feature film has been described as a deeply moving tale, in which the power of the family reigns over everything, while perseverance and unshakable belief are used as a means to achieve the impossible and have a real impact. .
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What does the critic say?
“King Richard surpasses the formulas of sports biopics with a nuanced and refreshing storytelling and an outstanding performance from Will Smith in the title role,” recites the Rotten Tomatoes critics award, where he has been certified as’ fresh ‘. Next, we leave you excerpts from some of the reviews of specialized journalists.
- Wendy Ide – Observer (UK)
“Smith is excellent, fully inhabiting the character in one of the only roles to date that has required him to completely shed his usual glow of charm.”
- Richard Roeper – Chicago Sun-Times
“Funny and inspiring, (Will Smith) takes on the role of the man obsessed with taking his daughters to the top.”
- Clarisse Loughrey – Independent (UK)
“It’s one of those impressive fusions between actor and character, that everything is effortlessly conveyed on screen, but that gives King Richard the life he needs to make it big as a movie.”
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- Kristy Puchko – Mashable
“King Richard strives to be a feel-good movie that celebrates a black father who overcame adversity to lift his family out of poverty and lead his daughters to their full potential.”
- James Berardinelli – ReelViews
“Regardless of what is true, what has been softened and reshaped to fit the perspective of the film, and what was invented, the end result is a compelling drama with top-notch performances and an outcome that feels well”.