Norio Koike
Lisa Schwarzbaum
August 10, 2011 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Senna

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
104 minutes
Limited Release Date
08/12/11
performer
Ayrton Senna
director
Asif Kapadia
distributor
Producers Distribution Agency
genre
Documentary

We gave it an A-

Familiarity with the record-breaking accomplishments of Brazilian Formula One race-car champion Ayrton Senna, who first roared to global fame in 1984, isn’t necessary for falling under the thrall of Senna, this dazzling documentary. With exemplary use of archival footage, director Asif Kapadia expertly contrasts episodes of adrenaline-rush speed with moments of reflective slow motion to capture the addictive thrill and danger of the sport, as well as the personal values of the humble, spiritual sportsman. A?

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