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Time Out says

Tue Apr 19 2011

The Isle of Man’s prestigious annual Tourist Trophy motorcycle race is renowned (and revered) for being among the world’s most dangerous motorsports events. A frankly phenomenal 232 deaths have occurred since its inception in 1907, yet every year, professional and amateur riders from across the globe converge on this hilly tax haven to race their highly tuned motorcycles around its 37 miles of narrow, undulating and twisty public roads at speeds in excess of 180mph. Guy Martin is one competitor, a gregarious, funny and likeable free spirit with a barely comprehensible accent who’s been trying to win the TT for years; his colourful presence is the mainstay of this tense, occasionally distressing and often heartstoppingly spectacular 3D documentary. Whether you like motorcycle racing or not, Richard de Aragues’s debut is a must-see evocation of the event’s inherent dangers and the ‘balls to the wall’ bravery (or stupidity) of its adrenaline-seeking, carefree contenders. In the realm of the rousing sports doc, this truly excels.
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15

UK release:

Fri Apr 22, 2011

Duration:

103 mins

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Richard De Aragues

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Paul G

Great film.. very scary and exciting, but also with a serious side and a absurd comic side.. gritty and also poetic..

Paul G

Great film.. very scary and exciting, but also with a serious side and a absurd comic side.. gritty and also poetic..

r,j,filshie,,78..

INSANE,AMAZING,TRULY AWESOME!!. even if you have not looked at a motorbike in your life you will be on the edge of your seat. i'm an owner of an kawa,zx10r,ninja have seen lots of docu's about bike racing and this blitz'es the lot, some of the racing scenes have to be seen to be believed. you would never see stoner,rossi,lorenzo,ect doing road racing. i was into my cars in my teens-mid,20's,changed to a sportsbike nothing comes close to the thrill of sitting on 2'wheels winding up the wrist and just flying at 165-185mph with the screaming noise of the inline4 engine,this documentry lets you see and feel it spot on. would also like to say guy martin is great really helps make the docu'fun to watch never a boring min with him in the film.

r,j,filshie,,78..

INSANE,AMAZING,TRULY AWESOME!!. even if you have not looked at a motorbike in your life you will be on the edge of your seat. i'm an owner of an kawa,zx10r,ninja have seen lots of docu's about bike racing and this blitz'es the lot, some of the racing scenes have to be seen to be believed. you would never see stoner,rossi,lorenzo,ect doing road racing. i was into my cars in my teens-mid,20's,changed to a sportsbike nothing comes close to the thrill of sitting on 2'wheels winding up the wrist and just flying at 165-185mph with the screaming noise of the inline4 engine,this documentry lets you see and feel it spot on. would also like to say guy martin is great really helps make the docu'fun to watch never a boring min with him in the film.

JJ

These riders are, skilled, committed, and utterly fearless. The movie is a tribute to them all, watch it and prepare to be amazed!!

JJ

These riders are, skilled, committed, and utterly fearless. The movie is a tribute to them all, watch it and prepare to be amazed!!

Pete

A great showing of what motorcycle racing is all about, especially the TT. Well compiled and filmed with great insights into the charcters involved it is a must see if you ever want to understand why the IoM is such a drawcard. Fabulous footage has you leaning in your seat, wincing at the prangs and laughing out loud at Guy Martin. The decency and sense shown by Paul Dobbs' widow was especially poignant. Go see it. You won't be wasting your money.

Pete

A great showing of what motorcycle racing is all about, especially the TT. Well compiled and filmed with great insights into the charcters involved it is a must see if you ever want to understand why the IoM is such a drawcard. Fabulous footage has you leaning in your seat, wincing at the prangs and laughing out loud at Guy Martin. The decency and sense shown by Paul Dobbs' widow was especially poignant. Go see it. You won't be wasting your money.

Darryn

Ive been a fan of the TT for 30 years now. Ive seen just about everything there is to see covering the events each June on the Isle of Mann. But ive never been. I live in New Zealand and its a very expensive exercise to get there, but before i die, its on the top of my list. This is by far and away the best film ever made about the TT. Has there ever been a more likeable character than Guy Martin? I dragged my wife along to see this, and i mean dragged. She left absolutely mesmerized. 5 starts from me.

Darryn

Ive been a fan of the TT for 30 years now. Ive seen just about everything there is to see covering the events each June on the Isle of Mann. But ive never been. I live in New Zealand and its a very expensive exercise to get there, but before i die, its on the top of my list. This is by far and away the best film ever made about the TT. Has there ever been a more likeable character than Guy Martin? I dragged my wife along to see this, and i mean dragged. She left absolutely mesmerized. 5 starts from me.

DV

I'm more of a car enthusiast really, but might just have to visit the TT next time. This film was outstanding. The riders are lunatics. Guy Martin cracked me up with his pearls of wisdom - he should have his own docusoap. See below for more glowing comments for the film if you still need persuading.

DV

I'm more of a car enthusiast really, but might just have to visit the TT next time. This film was outstanding. The riders are lunatics. Guy Martin cracked me up with his pearls of wisdom - he should have his own docusoap. See below for more glowing comments for the film if you still need persuading.

Andy Waldron

The film is awesome, funny, touching, spectacular, atmospheric, a real view of the real TT. So why can't the reviewer resist using what should be a film review and only a film review, to jump on the bandwaggon of slating the TT. The riders are consumate professionals. They are aware of the risks. So are the marshals. Has Mr Adams ever been to the TT? Or simply trawling out the same old tired statistics. In the interest of balanced journalism, is Mr Adams aware of the number of deaths annually, let alone in 100 years, in angling in the UK alone? Would Mr Adams join the anti-angling lobby? Why won't journalists just stick to their brief! Oh, and Mr Adams, the IsMan has a Man has a higher married persons tax allowance and zero corporation tax, but it is NOT a 'hilly tax haven'. If you're going to put stuff to print, please make it properly researched and factual, and steer away from the juvenile, ill-informed Manx bashing which is the domain of 'journalists' such as AA Gill.

Andy Waldron

The film is awesome, funny, touching, spectacular, atmospheric, a real view of the real TT. So why can't the reviewer resist using what should be a film review and only a film review, to jump on the bandwaggon of slating the TT. The riders are consumate professionals. They are aware of the risks. So are the marshals. Has Mr Adams ever been to the TT? Or simply trawling out the same old tired statistics. In the interest of balanced journalism, is Mr Adams aware of the number of deaths annually, let alone in 100 years, in angling in the UK alone? Would Mr Adams join the anti-angling lobby? Why won't journalists just stick to their brief! Oh, and Mr Adams, the IsMan has a Man has a higher married persons tax allowance and zero corporation tax, but it is NOT a 'hilly tax haven'. If you're going to put stuff to print, please make it properly researched and factual, and steer away from the juvenile, ill-informed Manx bashing which is the domain of 'journalists' such as AA Gill.

Ian

It doesn't seem to be on too widely so go see this and see it now. It needs to be seen in 3d and on a big screen. A fabulous film with a central character you really couldn't make up. Probably the best film I have seen all year.

Ian

It doesn't seem to be on too widely so go see this and see it now. It needs to be seen in 3d and on a big screen. A fabulous film with a central character you really couldn't make up. Probably the best film I have seen all year.

Ed

fantastic entertainment - from someone who had no interest in TT

Ed

fantastic entertainment - from someone who had no interest in TT

James

I'm not one for writing reviews ordinarily, but feel I owe it to everyone involved in making this quite incredible film to help in any small way I can. It's quite simple review really. It is one of the best films I've ever seen, and like most of us I've seen a few. For transparency I must confess I love motorbikes and the TT, but my fiance definitely doesn't and she came up amazed at how gripping this movie was. I was transfixed from the opening sequence to the credits. What came across, above the mind boggling bravery of these men (and women!!) was just how down to earth/normal they were. Guy Martin had me in stitches many times. What a legend! A dying breed of man, which only added to the feeling of nostalgia and warmth one feels towards him. So in a nutshell, if you want to genuinely go see a film that you'll come out of wanting to go right back in and watch again, if you want to laugh out loud (I promise, you will!), if you want a film that encapsulates adjectives like 'enthralling', 'thrilling', 'gripping', etc etc....then this is the film for you. It's that good!!

James

I'm not one for writing reviews ordinarily, but feel I owe it to everyone involved in making this quite incredible film to help in any small way I can. It's quite simple review really. It is one of the best films I've ever seen, and like most of us I've seen a few. For transparency I must confess I love motorbikes and the TT, but my fiance definitely doesn't and she came up amazed at how gripping this movie was. I was transfixed from the opening sequence to the credits. What came across, above the mind boggling bravery of these men (and women!!) was just how down to earth/normal they were. Guy Martin had me in stitches many times. What a legend! A dying breed of man, which only added to the feeling of nostalgia and warmth one feels towards him. So in a nutshell, if you want to genuinely go see a film that you'll come out of wanting to go right back in and watch again, if you want to laugh out loud (I promise, you will!), if you want a film that encapsulates adjectives like 'enthralling', 'thrilling', 'gripping', etc etc....then this is the film for you. It's that good!!

Pam

This film was a joy, I personally don't like bikes having a biking husband, I opted to 'take one for the team' to get on his good side. It was funny and touching, the 3D not overpowering but bringing the footage to life. The fantastic Guy Martin is a sweetly 'stuck in 1970 unreconstructed man' who just says what he feels in a really refreshing way so at odds with the modern world. You could imagine him in an episode of Jason King or the Sweeny. The passion for the race come through in every frame and i left the cinema feeling a bit more understanding of what it means to be driven by a passion often with tragic results. Having seen picture of Guy Martins final race at the time I knew how it ended but that didn't spoil my enjoyment on bit. If you can find a cinema showing the film and only go to the cinema once this year....go and see this ....

Pam

This film was a joy, I personally don't like bikes having a biking husband, I opted to 'take one for the team' to get on his good side. It was funny and touching, the 3D not overpowering but bringing the footage to life. The fantastic Guy Martin is a sweetly 'stuck in 1970 unreconstructed man' who just says what he feels in a really refreshing way so at odds with the modern world. You could imagine him in an episode of Jason King or the Sweeny. The passion for the race come through in every frame and i left the cinema feeling a bit more understanding of what it means to be driven by a passion often with tragic results. Having seen picture of Guy Martins final race at the time I knew how it ended but that didn't spoil my enjoyment on bit. If you can find a cinema showing the film and only go to the cinema once this year....go and see this ....

Raif

I don't do Cinema. But I can tell you i will be going to see this film for a second time. It's Magic. If you like bikes and even if you DON'T like bikes it is SUPER from start to finish. Look up 'Dude' in the Dictionary and if it doesn't say 'See Guy martin' there is something wrong. Brilliant ! Best night out in years.

Raif

I don't do Cinema. But I can tell you i will be going to see this film for a second time. It's Magic. If you like bikes and even if you DON'T like bikes it is SUPER from start to finish. Look up 'Dude' in the Dictionary and if it doesn't say 'See Guy martin' there is something wrong. Brilliant ! Best night out in years.