A perfectly cast Shia LaBeouf (appearing at London Film Festival in 'Peanut Butter Falcon') plays John McEnroe, the US upstart, who in the summer of 1980, faced off against glacial Swedish world champion Bj?rn Borg.
Borg (Sverrir Gudnason) sits atop of the tennis world, dominating the sport both on and off the court. A powerful and rigorously disciplined player, there is only one obstacle in his pursuit of a record-breaking fifth Wimbledon championship: the highly talented, but ferociously abrasive young American, McEnroe.
With three days until the tournament begins, Borg trains religiously. But McEnroe's explosive confidence and wrecking-ball persona continue to infiltrate the Swede's ice-cool and normally unshakable temperament.
Breathtakingly tense, the match would mark the pinnacle of the ‘Fire and Ice’ rivalry between the two players – an exhilarating battle of personalities that set the world of tennis alight.
★★★★ "A five-set thriller of a film" - Wendy Ide, The Observer