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'Faster' is a documentary, but it doesn't feel like one. It has the energy and intensity of a Hollywood action movie, except that the action and danger are for real. The film the first feature-length documentary to go inside the MotoGP world since television took a sport, watched only by a few thousand spectators at race tracks, and turned it into prime-time entertainment for more than 350 million people worldwide. The MotoGP world championship is the pinnacle of motorcycle sport, a series of 16 races on five continents contested by 24 of the world's top riders. Filmed around… 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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