Le Mans
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Steve McQueen is ideally cast as a champion race car driver, participating in the famed 24-hour race headquartered in Le Mans, France. Though dedicated to Going for the Gold, McQueen finds time to romance widowed Elga Andersen. The dramatic angle to this plot wrinkle is that McQueen may well have been responsible for the death of Andersen's husband during a previous car pile-up. Director John Sturges, who'd previously helmed Steve McQueen's legendary motorcycle chase scenes in The Great Escape, was originally slated to direct Le Mans, but withdrew from the project; it was then… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"spectatorship as personal gratification."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Who needs a story when all you care about is the racing!"
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"...one of the best pure racing movies ever made. But if you don't like automobile racing, you might not find much to enjoy."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"It's better perhaps to view it as a visual poem about cars in motion."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
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