Battle of the Sexes

121 mins
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Emma Stone is Billie Jean King, the 1973 World Number 1 tennis player who fought for gender-equal tournament winnings. From... More

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Battle of the Sexes | Ratings & Reviews

"A breezy, funny film about serious subject matter, Battle of the Sexes benefits from some winning lead performances and the admirably light touch of co-directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine)."

Flicks, Dominic CorryFlicks

"Frankly, it's surprising just how many facets of this story there are to explore, and "Battle of the Sexes" does so in such a way that should appeal to both audiences old enough to remember and those curious to know more."


"Carell's cartoonish antics are funny enough, but the two women are the tale's real champions."

Time OutTime Out

"It was personal and it was political, which "Battle of the Sexes" gets. It was also entertainment, which is where the movie really excels."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"Stone is strong in a steely, unshowy role and it's rewarding to see her outside of her comfort zone; Carell is an annoying and cartoonish presence but, well, so was Riggs."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"A film as concerned with the present as the past."

Sydney Morning HeraldSydney Morning Herald

"Although, at times, the portentous dialogue threatens to overwhelm the fun factor, Battle succeeds thanks to the charisma and chutzpah of its two leads."


"It's here to entertain and keep you focussed on the action (such as it is) and it does so with aplomb, thanks to its trio of leads."


"An unexpected treat."

New Zealand ListenerNew Zealand Listener

""Battle" is most involving when it deals not with sports or society but the personal struggles both players, especially King, were going through in the run-up to the match."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"It's game, set and match for Battle of the Sexes, a massively entertaining account of the momentous 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs that also deftly deals with the numerous social issues inherent in the carnival-like contest."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

Battle of the Sexes | Details

PG, Coarse language
Comedy, Sport, True Story & Biography
Country of origin