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The legend of the greatest driver who ever lived.
Senna's remarkable story, charting his physical and spiritual achievments on the track and off, his quest for perfection, and the mythical status he has since attained, is the subject of Senna, a documentary feature that spans the racing legend's years as an F1 driver, from his opening season in 1984 to his untimely death a decade later.
Senna is an affectionate and compelling documentary more interested in the driver and the myth than deconstructing the man behind the wheel. That may sound critical, and those hoping for a more rounded and impartial documentary may well be disappointed, but this was never about demystifying the man but celebrating his abilities and his place in the hearts of millions of Brazilians.
The Senna-Prost rivalry was what attracted me to Formula 1 when I was a child and it is amazing how clearly I remembered many of the events that were replayed here. He may not have won the most championships but he was certainly one of, if not the, most gifted drivers and you were always expecting the impossible…
In light of the passing of Prof. Sid Watkins I thought I'd watch this again and for me, simply, it's the perfect documentary. Not only that, but I think it's the greatest movie about motor racing ever made, a testament to the film-makers that at moments you even forget you're watching a doc at all.
RIP Sid, I hope that you and your old mate Ayrton are finally on that boat doing a spot of fishing.....
Lewis Hamilton - F1 World Champion 2014
Today Lewis Hamilton became a double world champion.
His inspiration was Ayrton Senna, triple world champion.
Just wanted to commemorate a day worthy of commemoration.
Hopefully another title on its way to draw even with his idol.
Well done Lewis. You are an inspiration. Just as Ayrton was to you.
An amazing example of documentary film-making. No talking heads or contemporary footage. Everything is amazingly all film that was captured of Senna during his racing career.
An interesting story about and interesting and passionate man. Well worth a watch for all doco fans...
Everyone has their golden age for their particular sport and Formula 1 is no different in that regard. Growing up it was something that I became attached to, particularly on lazy Sunday afternoons when the races were still shown on free TV. As a growing teen in the late 80's to early 90's, this period was my Golden Age, a time of Senna, Prost and Mansell (bear with me), McClaren, Williams and Lotus at the top of the tree.
The natural thing as a kid is to follow your countryman and Mansell was the guy I would route for most weeks. As dull as he was, he was sensational compared to Damon Hill, a man devoid of not only a…
"There is a lot to learn, a lot to do, but I have plenty of time." ~ Aryton Senna
I lived in Japan during the decade covered by this documentary, 1984~94. I remember the great interest there in Brazilian F-1 driver Aryton Senna da Silva, who won at the Suzuka International Racing Course in 1988 and 1993. Although I never saw him race in person, I got to visit the “Suzuka Circuit” for a 500cc motorcycle race a couple of years after Senna's untimely death at age 34. It was an unforgettable experience, touring pit row, seeing the race in the rain and drinking in the excitement of professional motor sports.
For that reason, I felt closer to this film…
This is probably my all time favorite documentary as I have watched it numerous times to date. You don't have to be fan of sports or even the sport of F1 (I had never watched a single F1 race before viewing) to enjoy this film. Senna had this distinct aura to him that draws you into him, not just as an athlete, but more as a human being. If you just give this film a chance I can assure you you will understand. He truly was a class act that most can relate to in some form or another.
One for afficionados and historians of F1. The Prost/Senna stuff is interesting.
A remarkable life story told in an immersing and captivating way.
This is film making at its very best.
Earlier this year I wrote about Foxcatcher, and commented on how it wasn't a story that I believed needed to be dramatised. It was pretty average and not worthy of the effort, maybe a documentary would have sufficed. Senna's only similarity with Foxcatcher is that a documentary will also suffice.
This film entwines the tale of one of the greatest talents this world has ever seen with excitement, tension, emotion and brilliant editing to create a piece of cinema that will take some beating. The tale of Senna's life will never need dramatising.
I was a Formula 1 fan-boy back in the late eighties and early nineties so to see some footage…
You are witnessing a true legend
Even for non-f1 fans this is an incredibly gripping movie. It is a documentary charting the racing career of arguably the great F1 driver Ayrton Senna. It starts with Senna speaking in voiceover and ends with the same voiceover. By the end these same words give w very different meaning. The in car footage of an early Monaco Grand Prix is simply astonishing. Excellent poignant movie
Senna is that rare sports documentary that rises to the top tier of sports films in general. The story, or at least the way it is presented here in all its glorification, is mesmerising, exhilarating and heart-breaking. It's probably the best thing to ever come out of F1.
I have no memory of Ayrton Senna whatsoever. The Senna era happened during my early childhood (when we didn't even own a TV), and even beyond that F1 has only ever existed on my periphery as an Australian sports fan with minimal interest in motor sports, enough to be aware of the top players and winners since the late 90s through all sports bulletins, but not enough to get all that emotionally…
Incredibly engaging with great use of archival material with overlaid interviews. There are no talking heads here, sound bites, newly recorded or previously available are used in combination with the image.
A truly exhilarating and heartbreaking portrait on one of the greatest Formula One racers that ever lived in Ayrton Senna as it's told with such style and warmth about the late racer.