The good parts start about 50 to 55 minutes into the movie. The problem is the very long setup that, probably for historical reasons, introduced so many characters that I didn't care about any of them. Once the movie focused on the two principal leads and their relationship, it gave us an additional 90 minutes of really good entertainment.
Both Matt Damon and Christain Bale portray characters unlike anything they have done before, and Damon seems to shine with a very mature performance. Bale does a good job too, but I didn't quite buy his British accent. However, maybe the joke is on me since it turns out that he is a British actor. I am used to seeing him with an American accent.
Almost all the supporting performances are very good. Tracy Letts stands out as Henry Ford II, and Jon Bernthal, known for his television roles, does a good job as Lee Iacocca, the man who gave us the Ford Pinto, portraying him as the bad guy who is always getting in the way.
Rating B. The film has a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but that first part is a slog to get through.