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"1" is an action documentary showcasing the glamour, speed, danger and excitement of Formula One Grand Prix racing. Narrated by Michael Fassbender, the film tells the story of the golden age of Formula 1 (R), when the sport became terrifyingly dangerous. In the late 1960s, Formula 1 (R) cars doubled their engine size and sprouted wings, making them incredibly quick, but even more hazardous. With money pouring in from sponsorship and a new worldwide television audience, superstar drivers were born, thrown like gladiators into the ring. The drivers were legendary with charisma and raw… More
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"Arriving in the wake of Rush, 1: Life On The Limit feels familiar in places. That said, there's plenty of fascinating material, and some of the racing footage is absolutely spectacular. Vroom with a view."
‑ Stephen Carty, Flix Capacitor
"Action packed, with tons of amazing archival footage, but if you don't already have an interest in Formula 1, it's unlikely you'll find one here."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"Essentially a feature-length In Memoriam reel, this entertaining Formula One documentary thrills us with its whizzy editing while it traces the sport's deadly legacy."
‑ Rich Cline, Contactmusic.com
"The stories are fascinating, but the interests of non-diehards might not last. Mileage will vary."
‑ Joe Utichi, FilmFocus
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