Parents' Guide to

Ferrari

By Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Horrific crashes in confusing biopic about sports car titan.

Movie R 2023 130 minutes
Ferrari Movie Poster: Adam Driver, wearing sunglasses and an Italian suit, stands in front of the headlights of a sports car

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Based on 2 parent reviews

age 14+

It had some graphic scenes but nothing a teen these days haven't seen or heard about.
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Michael Mann's vehicle for telling this real-life story about working through adversity looks good -- with sleek, stylish parts -- but the battery is dead. Enzo Ferrari is a compelling figure who built an empire through sheer determination and, as depicted here, the teamwork of his wife. But meeting him in Ferrari at the point after life has worn him down -- he's lived through war and the deaths of his son, his brother, and his drivers -- is tricky. He's tired and grizzled, and his behavior and reactions are unsympathetic.

On the acting front, Driver continues to make good use of the Italian accent he developed for House of Gucci, and Cruz offers viewers a deeper understanding of a woman who's been called "crazy" and "mean" by those who knew her. And the camera work is wondrous, whether it's capturing the beauty of the northern Italian countryside or piazzas, the excitement of a new romance, or the horror of a car losing control and slaying bystanders. But familiarity with the events that transpire and the values of the era is assumed, which may leave many viewers scratching their head throughout. In racing/car terms, the components are there, but the storytelling lacks the momentum to get out of the starting gate, much less make us excited to wait by the finish line.

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