A slick, beautifully shot movie about a rivalry I knew nothing about in a sport I know nothing about. I'm no Ron Howard fan but this felt like a possible labor of love, especially with the movie's limited release. It feels like Daniel Brühl went all in for the role of Niki Lauda and he deserves any recognition he received for his work and then some.
For the most part it's a movie with three girls having fun. There's not a whole lot of acting going on which works some of the time and doesn't work the rest of the time. It feels like a movie from the 80s, not just a movie set in the 80s and honestly, if We Are the Best! wasn't just good fun overall, it'd feel more like the mess it probably is.
There are better stories buried in it that…
It's very easy, too easy, to slam God's Not Dead purely because it's straight-up Christian propaganda. And not just propaganda but antagonistic crap designed to reach to the converted and preach to those on the fence. This movie is fully representative of the excessively defensive Christian victim complex movement that's plaguing America today. It's a bad movie with bad acting and bad direction and bad everything else but no worse than any other Lifetime made-for-TV movie.
Long story short: This…