Weekend Of A Champion
Weekend Of A Champion (2013)

In 1971, Motor Racing fan Roman Polanski spent a weekend with world champion driver Jackie Stewart as he attempted to win the Monaco Grand Prix. Polanski was given intimate access to Stewart's world for three days, both on the track and… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 22, 2013
DVD Release Date: May 19, 2014
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

"Weekend of a Champion" will appeal mostly to motor-racing enthusiasts and movie archaeologists.

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Stephen Dalton
Hollywood Reporter

Weekend of a Champion begins as a motorsports movie but ends up a portrait of two wily elder statesmen who have survived into their seventies by skill, stealth and sheer luck.

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Tony Medley
Tolucan Times

...fascinating insight into the mind of a champion at the height of his powers...a don't-miss film, even if you're not an auto racing aficionado, which I'm not.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Polanski and Stewart reunite at the film's end to reminisce, but it's the original footage that thrills.

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Eric Kohn

Stewart knows his stuff, but his confidence is accompanied by the lingering sense that something could go wrong at any moment.

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Matt Prigge

'Weekend of a Champion' is too diffuse and too light, and when it comes time for the big race itself, it founders.

Mike D'Angelo
AV Club

Weekend Of A Champion serves as a terrific primer on auto racing.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

Even racing aficionados might find the chitchat a little vague.

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Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

An all-access pass into the past, this intimate behind-the-scenes documentary...is entrancing even for those of us whose familiarity with the sport begins and ends with the Indianapolis 500.

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