Senna Synopsis
The life and career of Brazilian Formula One race-car driver Ayrton Senna.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
With such supercharged material under the hood, a magnetic man behind the wheel and a nimble director manning the pits, Senna is simply the...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
With exemplary use of archival footage, director Asif Kapadia expertly contrasts episodes of adrenaline-rush speed with moments of...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
What's most rewarding, though, is that Mr. Senna speaks extensively and eloquently for himself, and reveals himself to be an eminently...
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Washington Post

By Ann Hornaday
Senna is what film critics might call a TMSI movie, as in: Trust me, see it.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The film is a remarkable experience on a purely sensory level, and the best of its archival footage - on the track, in private meetings...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Exhilarating and tragic.
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By Ian Buckwalter
The truth may not be quite that simple, but Kapadia's slightly ecstatic version of it makes for gripping viewing.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Feels lavish by normal documentary standards and will have great appeal in such F1 hotbeds as Europe and South America.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The movie's assemblage of audio interviews poured mostly over astounding race footage is fit for a shrine.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
His years of success aren't as gripping as Kapadia, and Senna's legend, would have us believe. He had no demons besides fame, and no...
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By racman1
the most exciting driver to ever race formula one the handsome charismatic aryton senna became a brazilian national hero and an icon to racing fans worldwide but you need to know the first thing...

Great movie

By guugoo
a must watch...

A must see even if you aren't an F1 fan!

By ramonpitter
Fantastic documentary covering the life of the great Senna. I went in with high expectations after hearing all the sundance reviews and those expectations were surpassed. I am eagerly awaiting being...

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By Djspina
He was the greatest racer of our history, you will agree with me after watching this documentary!...


By The_Separator
A very one-sided, biased take on a genius of a driver. It plays up the drama between the drivers at bit much at times. Although it was interesting to see here where Senna came from, and his struggles...

Great life of a great man

By lpaster
This movie is one of the best documentaries and maybe overall movies I've ever seen, it is almost like an action movie especially when it builds up tension towards 1992-1992 and with all the stuff...

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By NYC Movie Goer
Really enjoyed the moive. One of the greatest drivers of all time! Put togtether really well!...

By alanduke

By TKCastle
The greatest superhero movie I have ever seen. If you love racing and the love the human spirt creates while being in this world you have to see this movie....


By cavemom
This is a must see film if you like Formula One. Absolutely interesting, with rare footage or never before scenes. I thought this would be an re-enactment of his life and was so surprised at the...

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Rated PG-13 | For some language