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DVD Review: ‘Senna’ Salutes Astounding Career of Titular Racing Icon

20 March 2012 6:31 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Chicago – Here’s one of the smartest documentaries to come around in a good long while. Director Asif Kapadia tackles subject matter that begs to be told with immediacy and he ends up succeeding every step of the way. His masterstroke in the Sundance prize-winner, “Senna,” is at once simple and ingenious: the entire picture is told purely through archival footage, allowing the subjects to tell their own story as it unfolded.

This is not a picture delivered in the gauze of sentimental nostalgia. It has the rip-roaring pace and mounting suspense of an A-grade Hollywood thriller, and deserves to be discovered by a wide audience in its DVD release. Despite the fact that I personally have no interest in race car driving, I was riveted by every frame of this heartfelt tribute to the Brazilian Formula One racer, Ayrton Senna, considered by many to be the greatest driver of all time. »

- (Adam Fendelman)

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