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Directed by Mark Neale, Faster revolves around a world as competitive as it is dangerous: championship motorcycle racing. Filmed throughout the 2001 and 2002 seasons, the documentary delves into the 16 races held annually; these competitions culminate in the naming of a single champion. Like most extreme sports documentaries, Faster has more than its share of thrills, spills, crashes, slide-outs, and flips. The footage is supplemented, however, by interviews with racers including Australian veteran Garry McCoy, who had a titanium rod put in his leg only to crash shortly afterwards; the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 53%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A must-see for gearheads and rewarding for the uninitiated."
‑ Matt Weitz, Dallas Morning News
"A loud, choppily edited and surprisingly unengaging portrait of speed demons."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"[The film] is so un-Hollywood, so unadorned, that its insights smack of real life"
‑ Anthony Del Valle, Las Vegas Mercury
"... a jargon-filled documentary less interested in culture and history than mechanics, machinery and the rush of speed."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"A bland, straightforward documentary about an insane sport."
‑ Erik Lundegaard, Seattle Times
"A kind of bone-crushing fun, but there's little drama and certainly no insight."
‑ Leighton Walter Kille, Boston Globe
"A competently-made treatment, though it does grow a bit repetitious over the long haul and doesn't end with the sort of rousing triumph the filmmaker seems to have hoped for."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"Serves as an insightful primer for the uninitiated."
‑ Mack Bates, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"Problem is, after an hour and a half of Faster, I still don't get motor sports."
‑ Michael Booth, Denver Post
"If you consider hurtling along at insane speeds inches from the asphalt to be a tad eccentric, the riders of MotoGP may just fit the bill."
‑ Kevin Crust, Los Angeles Times
"Faster is what I kept thinking about the pace of this film. You get to ride along during the races, see all the crashes - race fans should get a kick out of it."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone,
"The photography alone would make this a worthwhile effort, but the drama that unfolds over the two years on tour is equally involving and framed by the interviews with former champions."
‑ Brad Slager, Film Threat
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