The acclaimed biopic drama “King Richard: Creating Champions,” starring Will Smith, is a favorite for awards season – and has ultimately made it into the HBO Max catalog.
The production was released today January 7 in the catalog of the streaming platform.
The true and inspiring 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.
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The film had its official premiere at the 2021 Venice Film Festival and surprised specialist critics, winning 91% approval in Rotten Tomatoes.
Check out the top ratings:
“Green orchestrates these various elements in a symphony that pays homage to hardworking parents, however difficult it may be, and to present the origin story that begins a generation before our heroes rose to fame.” – Monica Castillo, TheWrap
“King Richard is perfectly synchronized; his performance is a great reminder of Smith’s unique charge, seizing a tall order with thrilling engagement. – Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair
“Will Smith gets victory with King Richard.” – Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Daily Deadline
“The film often embodies his motto that fun should 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 journalist
The story, signed by Zach Beylin and directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green, is based on the life of the tough father of Venus and Serena Williams, who had a plan in mind to turn his daughters into the greatest tennis players in the world. Serena has held 23 solo Grand Slam titles since her debut in 1999, making her one of the greatest athletes in history; Venus, in turn, began her career in 2000 and also received several awards. The sisters together have 14 titles in pairs.
Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton round out the cast.
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