The acclaimed biopic drama ‘King Richard: Raising Champions’starring Will Smithis a favorite for awards season – and continues to reap the rewards of its success.
Smith took home the award for best actor at the 2022 Critics’ Choice Awards, repeating the feat of the SAG Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTAs.
Remembering that the film is now available on HBO Max.
The inspiring true story of the father of athletes Serena and Venus Williams captivated the press, precisely for its sensitivity and delicacy in portraying the power of a united family.
The film had its official debut Venice Film Festival 2021 and surprised the specialized critics, winning 91% approval on Rotten Tomatoes.
Check out the top reviews:
“Green orchestrates these various elements into a symphony that is both a tribute to working parents, no matter how difficult, and to show 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, clinging to a powerful challenge with an exhilarating commitment.” – Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair
“Will Smith gets a win with King Richard.” – Todd McCarthy, Deadline Hollywood Daily
“The film often embodies his motto that fun should always come first.” – David Ehrlich, indieWire
“It’s far from a perfect film, 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 directed by Reinaldo Marcus Greenis based on the life of the tough father of Venus e Serena Williams, who had a plan in mind to make his daughters into the greatest tennis players in the world. Serena already has 23 titles alone 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 double titles.
Saniyya Sidney e Demi Singleton complete the list.