Review: King Richard (2021)


The movie, King Richard, is about Venus and Serena Williams’ father named Richard Williams. It is also about Venus’s rise to fame as one of the greatest tennis stars in the open era.

Venus, Serena, and Richard Williams are from the streets of Compton, Los Angeles. The family is tight-knit. They have to be… because Richard Williams has a dream. His dream is to see his two daughters, Venus and Serena Williams, succeed and become pros in the world of tennis.

Richard Williams is a wacky character. Richard Williams is the person that pushed Venus and Serena Williams forward in tennis. He is determined, opinionated, and persistent. Will Smith does a great job portraying Richard Williams. He shows-off Richard Williams’ funny personality while also show-casing Richard Williams’ determination.

The movie also show-cases Venus Williams as she climbs to the top. The movie focuses more on Venus Williams’ rise to fame rather than Serena Williams’ success at tennis. The actress named Saniyya Sidney does a great job being Venus Williams.

The movie, King Richard, is a great look at a family that struggles to leave the rough streets of Compton because of a dream. It is a great inspirational movie for any African-Americans out there. It is also a good movie to watch if you are a tennis fan.

I enjoyed this movie. Will Smith is a versatile actor that played this movie role in a different way than any other movies he has done. Will Smith portrayed Richard Williams in a funny-yet-charismatic way. I think he did a great job.

I give this movie a 4-star rating.

Luca Lane

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