Armed with a clear vision and a brazen 78-page plan, Richard Williams is determined to write his daughters, Venus and Serena, into history. Training on Compton, California's neglected tennis courts – rain or shine – the girls are shaped by their father's unyielding commitment and their mother's balanced perspective and keen intuition, defying the seemingly insurmountable odds and prevailing expectations laid before them. Based on the true story that will inspire the world, KING RICHARD follows the uplifting journey of a family whose unwavering resolve and unconditional belief ultimately delivers two of the world's greatest sports legends.
PG-13, 146 min.
"Manages to be both a surprisingly nuanced portrait of a flawed and deeply complicated man and the kind of classic-uplift sports movie that used to fill multiplexes once upon a time." – Entertainment Weekly
"A towering turn from Will Smith, his best since ALI and one of the year's great screen performances, defines nearly every frame of this film." – Times (UK)
"It's not really a film about tennis at all so much as yet another rehearsal of the American dream: the achievement of the apparently impossible by the individual, whatever the adverse circumstances." – New Statesman