Senna 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… Senna 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… 2011-08-12 PG-13 PT104M Documentary Ayrton Senna Producers Distribution Agency
Movie Review

Senna (2011)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Senna | Ayrton Senna at the GP di San Marino in Imola, Italy in 1994.
Image credit: Norio Koike
Ayrton Senna at the GP di San Marino in Imola, Italy in 1994.
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Limited Release: Aug 12, 2011; Rated: PG-13; Length: 104 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; With: Ayrton Senna; Distributor: Producers Distribution Agency

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–

Originally posted Aug 10, 2011 Published in issue #1168-1169 Aug 19, 2011 Order article reprints