• Released
  • August 12, 2011
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 44 min
  • Documentary
  • 92 Fan Ratings
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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91

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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90

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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88

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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88

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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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Exhilarating and tragic.
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85

NPR

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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80

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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75

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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60

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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Rated PG-13 | For some language