The acclaimed biographical drama ‘King Richard: Creating Champions’, starring Will Smith, is a favorite for awards season – and already reaping the rewards of its success.
Smith took home the award for Best Actor in Drama no Golden Globe 2022, winning names like Benedict Cumberbatch e Denzel Washington.
Remembering that the movie is now available on HBO Max.
The inspiring true story of the father of athletes Serena and Venus Williams captivated the press, precisely because of his sensitivity and delicacy in portraying the power of a united family.
The feature had its official premiere Venice Festival 2021 and surprised the specialized critic, conquering 91% of approval on Rotten Tomatoes.
Check out the top ratings:
“Green orchestrates these various elements into a symphony that pays homage to hardworking parents, however difficult, and to showcase the origin story that begins a generation before our heroes became famous.” – Monica Castillo, TheWrap
“King Richard is perfectly in sync; his performance is an excellent reminder of Smith’s unique charge, grasping a mighty challenge with an exciting commitment.” – Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair
“Will Smith gets a win with King Richard.” – Todd McCarthy, Deadline Hollywood Daily
“The film often embodies its motto that fun must always come first.” – David Ehrlich, indieWire
“It’s far from a perfect movie, but it’s tempting, thanks to the strong theme and crisp characterizations and performances.” – Stephen Farber, Hollywood Reporter
The story, signed by Zach Beylin and run by Reinaldo Marcus Green, is based on the life of the tough father of Venus e Serena Williams, who had a plan in mind to turn her daughters into the greatest tennis players in the world. Serena already has 23 titles only of the Grand Slam Championship since her debut in 1999, becoming one of the greatest athletes in history; Venus, in turn, began her career in 2000 and has also been awarded several awards. The sisters together have 14 titles in pairs.
Saniyya Sidney e Demi Singleton complete the cast.