Total Film - 07/01/2011 4 stars out of 5 -- "There are some remarkable images here....It's Senna's obsessive, transcendental lunacy the film captures so well, and his tendency to render his victories as higher art dedicated to a higher power."
Sight and Sound - 07/01/2011
"SENNA is a skillfully constructed and moving documentary....Fascinating viewing."
Los Angeles Times - 08/12/2011
"SENNA is a documentary with the pace of a thriller, a story of motors and machines that is beyond compelling because of the intensely human story it tells."
Wall Street Journal - 08/12/2011
"[T]his thrilling documentary by Asif Kapadia recounts the career of the late Ayrton Senna, a driver of legendary skill and courage and a national hero in his native Brazil."
New York Times - 08/12/2011
"The racing segments, consisting mostly of television clips and footage from mini-cams attached to cars, is frequently heart-stopping..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 08/17/2011
"The movie is edited entirely from Formula One archival video....The race footage is thrilling."
Washington Post - 08/19/2011 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[Kapadia] plunges viewers directly into the white-knuckle action of high-test auto racing, giving them a taste of its adrenaline and appeal with jittery driver's-eye-view footage."
Entertainment Weekly - 03/16/2012
"Impossibly handsome, utterly fearless, and constantly taunting his French rival Alain Prost, the Brazilian daredevil is the subject of Asif Kapadia's heart-racing documentary SENNA..." -- Grade: A-
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