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Spanning his years as a Formula One racing driver from 1984 to his untimely death a decade later, Senna explores the life and work of the triple world champion, his physical and spiritual achievements on the track, his quest for perfection and the mythical status he has since attained. -- (C) Official Site

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Captivating, chilling, and surprisingly sublime."
‑ Christine Champ,
""Senna" is carefully edited and makes sometimes spectacular use of extensive home movies and videos."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"[Director Asif Kapadia] allows his documentary gaze to fall upon the sport of motor-racing in this thrilling exploration into the life of a man who aimed to do as much for those less fortunate as he than he did for the sport."
‑ Glenn Dunks, Trespass
"...a surprisingly deft examination of the power of faith..."
‑ Gabe Leibowitz, Film and Felt
"While this documentary is unreeling, we're definitely along for the ride. But there's no aftertaste, except for that of burnt metal."
‑ Burl Burlingame, Honolulu Star-Advertiser
""Senna" is simply the greatest sports film I have ever seen."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"There's not an ounce of fat or a wasted shot throughout."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"No, NASCAR coverage on TV never looks as good as this."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"Senna stands as a triumph of [its makers'] knack for story craft and their ability to sort through a staggering volume of material and piece it together into a unified, powerful narrative."
‑ Jay Antani, Cinema Writer
"A model of documentary storytelling efficiency."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"A psychologically intriguing if at times too hagiographic portrait of a man who often held pole position in his profession and felt nearer to God because of it."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"You don't have to know anything about car racing at all. Instead, you simply have to like a great story, one that has all the elements: drama, inspiration, competition, victory, defeat, betrayal and, looming above it all, tragedy."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"Senna is not only one of the best films of this year, or of the last 10 years. It is one of the best films of all time."
‑ Rhett Bartlett, Dial M For Movies
"If we define a classic documentary by its ability to transcend niche subject matter and engage all audiences, then the exhilarating and unbelievable Senna is one of cinema's recent best."
‑ Shaun Munro, What Culture
"Though the film seemingly had a good ambassador for the sport, astounding racing footage and was well-presented, the subject matter never fully engaged me."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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