Written June 13, 2013
I'm not a runner and yet I felt as if I part of the sport. This movie did a phenomenal job of capturing the essence of the competition. It wasn't a glamorous look at something that you knew had been doctored for the "screen," but a true glimpse into the lives of the people it followed in their journies to Rome and elsewhere. I was truly captivated and did not expect to be. Kudos to all who made this film possible. I think it can be shown throughout the world and receive a wonderful reception.
As an add on - the music was a powerful part of the film's impact.
Written July 26, 2016
I must say the piecing together of this story was impressive. The director seemed to know exactly how and when to pull on the emotional strings of the audience. Much better than the first on, and quite different from that and all other endurance racing movies. A great work about the people who do endurance events, and not just the race or the build-up to it. Well worth seeing.
Written January 20, 2017
If you've already run a marathon or if you're just thinking about it, see this movie. The movie follows first timers, old timers and elites. You'll clap, you may cry, and you will cheer.
Written May 25, 2017
What an inspirational movie! I'm new to running and about to run my first 1/2 marathon in a few months. This film gave me the motivation to run a full marathon! Who knows, maybe I, to, will run in Rome!
Written August 28, 2016
It was great! Seeing it in the theater instead of waiting for the DVD to come out meant we got to see some extra footage at the end. Plus, seeing Rome and other places where filming was done on a big screen was magnificent. I could literally feel the emotion in the runners, especially at the start and again at the finish. I think you need to have done a marathon to completely understand and take it in. We laughed and we cried! We felt the triumph of having completed a first marathon and the disappointment in seasoned runners who were not as fast as they had hoped. We felt the stiff legs, cramps, etc. I am so glad we went. Plus, we have a pizza restaurant we want to visit in Rome when we do go there now - the owner, who is 62, is a runner, and he trains with his cousin, who is faster than he is and he's 72!!! Inspirational! I will be doing the Rome Marathon in 2014. This movie got me really jazzed, even though I had already signed up with a tour company before seeing it.