• nici

    ★★★★½ Watched by nici 22 Jan, 2015

    Such a good film, would recommend to anyone.

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  • Sarah Shachat

    ★★★★½ Added by Sarah Shachat

    The choice to restrict this film to all archival footage restricts our sense of Ayrton Senna, somewhat – the girlfriends we see him with come and go without any explanation of that facet of his life, the interviews focus on his love of speed without speaking to why it consumed the 3-time Formula 1 champion. Perhaps it’s one of those films less about who he was and more about what he means. The editing and the structuring of all that…

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  • Tyler Featherstone

    ★★★★½ Watched by Tyler Featherstone 02 Jan, 2015

    Damn, that was exciting.

    Heard this was good and gave it a watch on a whim. I'm glad I did. Even though I've never followed any kind of professional racing, this still kept me on the edge of my seat the whole play through.

    I loved the way they used the race footage throughout the story, accenting the growing rivalry between Senna and Prost. Most blockbusters don't pack the punch this doc does. It doesn't shy away from the horrors…

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  • NeutronPong

    ★★★★★ Watched by NeutronPong 09 Jan, 2015

    Ayrton Senna was that exceptional kind of human being who decided at a very young age what it was that he wanted to do with his life and then spent every waking moment in pursuit of that goal until he breathed his last. This documentary chronicles five of the most eventful years of his life racing in Formula 1.

    Highs: Senna v. Prost, Prost v. Senna. Theirs was the kind of rivalry legends are made of. The film is a…

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  • Jon_Kissel

    ★★★★½ Watched by Jon_Kissel 10 Dec, 2014 1

    I liked Ron Howard's Formula 1 film Rush, but I love Asif Kapadia's documentary Senna. Tracking the career of F1 racing great Ayrton Senna, Kapadia uses thrilling footage and archival interviews to craft his film. It's an in-depth look at a true competitor's highs and lows, a champion of his sport and a hero in his homeland.

    On the track, Senna is demonstrated to be a risk-taker from day one, squeezing by rivals and bending, though never breaking, the rules.…

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  • N. Eloy

    ★★★★½ Added by N. Eloy

    Ayrton was the greatest racing driver ever. I think it's out of discussion. Many others had sucessfull carrers and championships, but Ayrton have the myth. In a part because his death, but most of all because he was spetacular: sometimes out o cockpit, ever he seated on a car.

    You have to be a fucking monron to ruin a story like his life and this doc passes far from it.

    I particularly love Formula 1 and I'm brazilian; I'm not…

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  • Daniel Mumby

    ★★★★½ Added by Daniel Mumby

    Innovation and artistic value are not properties which disappear when a genre enters the mainstream, and nowhere is there more evident than in documentaries. There are copious examples of recent efforts which have found a relatively wide audience while pushing the genre envelope, from Kevin Macdonald's nail-biting Touching the Void to more introspective works like The Arbor and Of Time and the City. Continuing this trend is Senna, a really great documentary which could be one of the year's best…

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  • SJHoneywell

    ★★★½ Added by SJHoneywell

    A good biopic
    Marred by the use of footage
    Of the subject's death.

    1001plus.blogspot.com/2012/10/and-you-may-find-yourself-behind-wheel.html

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  • jmbadia

    ★★★★½ Watched by jmbadia 24 Dec, 2014

    Èpic. Tot i q no m'agrada gens la formula 1 l' he disfrutat moltissim, mossegant-me les ungles; el tractament de la tensió és magistral. Seria un 10 si no fos tan maniqueu

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  • Sean Wu

    ★★★★ Watched by Sean Wu 12 Dec, 2014

    'Senna' is a miracle of editing. Using only pre-existing recordings and footage to make the film, Kapadia and his producers have constructed something both thrilling and informative. It's evident that the team behind 'Senna' had a lot of material to work with (almost every year was reduced to the final race), so for some odd reason I thought I was cheated from the complete film.

    Roger Ebert said that no great movie is too long, and no bad movie is…

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  • Ed Glendenning

    ★★★½ Watched by Ed Glendenning 06 Dec, 2014

    An affectionate telling of a remarkable story. Senna is an in-depth study of a mythical man with unrivalled talent.

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  • sawyer106

    ★★★★ Watched by sawyer106 12 Dec, 2014

    Fantastic documentary about Formula One's greatest driver. I do not know very much about the sport, but this was still an excellent documentary and I was interested the entire time. The ending was very touching, seeing how much Senna meant to the people of Brazil.

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