Battle of the Sexes
Director: 
Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Year: 
2017
Rating: 
PG-13
Run Time: 
121 mins
Cast: 
Emma Stone, Elisabeth Shue, Steve Carell

The 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs became the most watched televised sports event of all time. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With her husband urging her to fight for equal pay, the private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past.

"Massively Entertaining. Just about everything about this film is winning and gratifying." - The Hollywood Reporter

"All this is dramatized expertly and with a lightness of touch in Simon Beaufoy’s screenplay and in the direction of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, the team behind 'Little Miss Sunshine.'" - San Francisco Chronicle

"The film is surprisingly timely: Today's fierce, revitalized misogyny makes the 1970s male chauvinism droll and quaint in comparison." - Toronto Globe and Mail

"'Battle of the Sexes' is less an issues movie and more an entertaining history lesson, with Stone and Carell proving they're a winning match."  - USA Today

"A warm, earnestly entertaining film." - Washington Post

"Served up with star turns from Emma Stone and Steve Carell, Battle Of The Sexes slams a crowdpleaser across the net." - Screen International 

"'Battle of the Sexes' stands on its own as a finely tuned period piece, a vibrant comedy, an effective character study and, yep, an inspirational sports movie." - Chicago Sun-Times

"The performances in 'Battle of the Sexes,' agile and perceptive, keep the game alive every minute." - Time