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‘King Richard’ review: With Will Smith in charge, the Venus and Serena Williams tennis dynasty centers its story on Dad

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From there Richard, a night security guard, re-commits to his plan, and director Reinaldo Marcus Green (”Monsters and Men,” “Joe Bell”) recommits to his movie’s familiar blueprint for success. The chapters flip by, efficiently. With constant reminders of the value of the “open stance” from Richard, the girls flower under their first professional coach Paul Cohen (Tony Goldwyn). Then, an impasse, followed by a relocation of the family to Florida. There, coach Rick Macci (Jon Bernthal, amusingly exasperated) becomes a family friend, though Richard’s calling the shots. The debates are intense: With Venus getting all the initial focus, should she go pro? Wait a few years?

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