Battle of the Sexes

He made a bet. She made history.


Battle of the Sexes
The electrifying 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs was billed as The Battle of the Sexes and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time. The match caught the zeitgeist and sparked a global conversation on gender equality, spurring on the feminist movement. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposite sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis courts and animated the discussions between men and women in bedrooms and boardrooms around the world.

122 minutes.
Parental Guidance 10-12 (Prejudice).
Biographical, Comedy, Drama, Sports, On the art circuit

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Natalie Morales, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming, Elisabeth Shue
Director
Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
ScreenplaySimon Beaufoy
MusicNicholas Britell
CinematographyLinus Sandgren
EditingPamela Martin
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2017
Produced byCloud Eight Films, Decibel Films, Fox Searchlight Pictures, TSG Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreSports drama
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceLow impact, fairly frequent, justified by context.
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG-13: Parents Strongly CautionedRated PG-13 for some sexual content and partial nudity
Runtime121
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
0
Blood / Gore / Gross
0
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
3
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
3
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
0
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
1
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
14 +
Positive messages
4
Positive role models
3
Violence
0
Sex
3
Language
3
Consumerism
2
Drinking, drugs, smoking
4

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

24.com
Alex Isaacs quote iconI think everyone should go watch this movie, it’s worth the price of a ticket or two and even though we all know who wins in the battle of the sexes the ending will still make you smile.
15
Metacritic.com
44 critics
15
Rottentomatoes critics
202 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote icon Battle of the Sexes turns real-life events into a crowd-pleasing, well-acted dramedy that ably entertains while smartly serving up a volley of present-day parallels.
17
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
14
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconMoving dramedy serves up sexism, sexuality; lots of smoking.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
42 users
12
Rottentomatoes users
13099 users
14
IMDB
4940 Netizens quote icon Good Fun Entertainment
14
The Movie DB
Community
14

Average .. 72%

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