King Richard brings back Will Smith we have been waiting for who has given some memorable performances in films like Pursuit Of Happyness, Concussion and I Am Legend.
Both sisters, Venus and Serena Williams, have made a huge impact to the world of tennis with sheer skills and talent. But few people know that the reason behind their success is their father, Richard, who had to go through struggle to make his daughters popular tennis players in the world.
Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green , King Richard will completely engross you into the beautiful tale of father and his struggle to coach and guide his daughters. He is struggling in each and every moment but he is making sure nothing matters to the vision which he believes in. Blended with sarcasm and light moments, the film is a powerful drama which will help you sail it through 2 hours and 18 minutes without getting bored. Told in a subtle manner, it is the simplicity of narration which is the highlight of the film and you will cherish each and every frame.
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Couple of moments from the film do stand out – Will Smith convincing the police officers who run to their house against a complaint raised by neighbors that he is torturing his daughters and the scene between King Richard and Venus William at the tennis court in the night before the big match with Arantxa Sanchez Vicario when he tells never ever give up and represent the “every little Black girl on earth”. The biopic drama also succeeds in showing the power of family, perseverance and unwavering belief as a means to achieve the dream and create an impact in the world. On the flip side, the climax is predictable and could have made it more appealing but the enduring performances by the star cast will leave you satisfied in the end.
Last time Will Smith nailed the real-life character was of Chris Gardener in the brilliantly made , Pursuit Of Happyness. Now, Will Smith has taken up another challenging role of playing Richard, father to the popular tennis players – Serena and Venus Williams and he plays it like a boss. He succeeds in invoking emotions with emotional scenes and convinces with electrifying performance.
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Overall, King Richard is a feel-good cinema with a strong and captivating message. King Richard has released in theaters on 19th November 2021 with simultaneous release in HBO Max.