King Richard

King Richard ★★★½

Formulaic, but effective. King Richard is beautiful and impactful, even if it tries too hard to be emotional. It is almost cheesy at some parts, but the final product is solid thanks to Will Smith and Aunjanue Ellis offering great performances. Also, it suffers from other biography related problems, such as sanctifying the protagonist as much as it can. But Venus and Serena's story is so amazing that you can look past those problems most of the times.

And you end it feeling conflicted, as if you were watching a season of Pokemon. :l