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Challengers: should you see the film with Zendaya ? Critics' opinions

Réalisé par : Luca Guadagnino Avec : Josh O'Connor, Mike Faist, Jake Jensen, A.J. Lister, Shane Harris, Darnell Appling Genre : Film romantique Sortie le 24/04/2024 Durée 02h11 0 /5 Donnez votre avis Synopsis Trouver une séance Vos avis

Challengers: should you see the film with Zendaya ? Critics' opinions

La dernière réalisation de Luca Guadagnino est sortie au cinéma ce mercredi 24 avril 2024. Mais que vaut le film porté par Zendaya ? Voici ce qu'en disent les critiques.

Après les surprises de Call me by your name and Bones and all, the last one Alization of Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino is particularly awaited. Especially when the new faces of Hollywood, and especially Zendaya, are in the casting. &agrav; it's a sulphurous love triangle around tennis courts, and that's all it took to arouse curiosity. of the press. Here's what Challengers promises, which comes out this Wednesday in cinemas.

Zendaya (Dune, Euphoria) plays a tennis prodigy who arouses the lust of two other players, friends turned rivals, played by a tennis prodigy. s by Josh O'Connor (The Crown) and Mike Faist (West Side Story). And she intends to take advantage of it to make the most of it. According to the critics who were able to see the film before its release in the cinema,  ;Challengers remains a film à do not miss this week, even if it is perhaps not as erotic and sulphurous as some may have believed, like the d' ;plores in particular 20 minutes.

Challengers is "&eac;dazzling" according to Le Parisien, which praises the qualities of the of this sports romance that "is a real eye-catcher" in a "modern film". Same sound of the bell on the other side from South West, who does not hesitate to use the qualifiers "percussive, ambiguous, wildly sexy" to describe the feature film. For its part, the specialized magazine in the news of the seventh art Première salutes a film which marks the "return (finally!) winning" of the director thanks to the acting performances of the trio, who "plays & marvel". Special mentionà Zendaya who "éelectrifies" the feature film, & according to Le Point, which does not fail to praise the qualities of a "sharp, singular scenario that skilfully interweaves the games of tennis and love& ;quot;.

The entire French press, however, did not fall for this. under the spell of Guadagnino's troubled romance, à like Le Figaro which believes that the director "multiplies the smashes in the net", judging that this "Jules et Jim pop and queer do not disrupt the genre". For franceinfo, more measuredé, Challengers is certainly “entertaining but predictable”. It is now up to spectators to form their own opinion in theaters.

Synopsis– Tashi Duncan, a former tennis prodigy turned coach and force of nature, makes no apologies for her play on and off the court. Bride é a champion in decline, Tashi's strategy for her husband's redemption takes a surprising turn when he must confront Patrick, his former best friend and former Tashi's boyfriend. While their past and their present collide and tensions are high. At their peak, Tashi must wonder what it will cost her to gain.

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