Winning (1969)

In this film, hotshot racecar driver Frank Capua (Paul Newman) lives for his moments on the track. When he falls in love and marries Elora (Joanne Woodward) and takes over as a father for her young son, his obsession with racing and winning… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: May 22, 1969
DVD Release Date: March 16, 1999
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Howard Thompson
New York Times

THe effect of Winning, an auto-racing drama, is so refreshingly graphic and intelligent that Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward have earned a long vacation, should they so choose.

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Douglas Pratt

The film goes nowhere except in circles.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Well of course he wins the race and gets the girl.

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TV Guide

The footage in the Indy race is of the awesome 17-car crackup that began the 1968 festivities. Its insertion lends the picture even greater authenticity.

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Emanuel Levy

The racing sequences are fun to watch nut the family melodrama is rather dreary, despite the presence of Paul Newman and wife-actress Joanne Woodward.

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Newman's knowledge and experience in top-class racing helped him identify with the Formula One racing driver he plays, and a genuine passion for the sport shines through those blue eyes.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Workaholic ("hiding from life") meets a small town single mom ("emotionally insatiable") and they get married. Wonder what she'll do… More
jay nixon
Excellent performers are stuck in this draggy inert drama. Both Newmans do their best and look great but this is a dull movie.