Battle of the Sexes

October 10th, 2017


Battle of the Sexes

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Release Year: 2017

Rating: 5.4/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Jonathan Dayton

Stars: Emma Stone, Andrea Riseborough, Steve Carell

The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.

Emma Stone - Billie Jean King
Andrea Riseborough - Marilyn Barnett
Steve Carell - Bobby Riggs
Elisabeth Shue - Priscilla Wheelan
Bill Pullman - Jack Kramer
Agnes Olech - Dana
Chris Parnell -
Alan Cumming - Ted Tinling
Natalie Morales - Rosie Casals
Eric Christian Olsen - Lornie Kuhle
Martha MacIsaac - Jane 'Peaches' Bartkowicz
Sarah Silverman - Gladys Heldman
Jessica McNamee - Margaret Court
Austin Stowell - Larry King
Mark Harelik - Hank Greenberg

Taglines: He made a bet. She made history.

Country: UK, USA

Language: English

Release Date: 3 Jan 2017

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

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Did You Know?

Both leading actors are almost an exact match for the actual ages of the characters they are playing. Billie Jean King was 29 years old and Bobby Riggs was 55 in 1973. At the time of filming Emma Stone was 28 and Steve Carell 54. See more »

User Review


Rating: 1/10

The only thing that this film has that the television didn't is a bigger budget and not hiding Billie's sexuality. The screenplay is mediocre and doesn't really capture the 1970's. The television film also has much better actors and better screenplay.

Both films deal with the sexism the was women had to endure more in the 1970's. However this film does show that women were getting 1/2 the money men were getting playing the same sport.

Emma Stone is fine in the role of Billie. Steve Carell has makes a caricature out of Bobby Riggs and not really show his "human side". Yes Bobby was a real life cartoon but for a film that runs 30 minutes longer than its television counterpart it could of done a better job.

If you are looking for a good film to watch KEEP LOOKING


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