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      Closer to the Edge

      Released Apr 22, 2011 1 hr. 44 min. Documentary List
      100% 19 Reviews Tomatometer 95% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score Motorcycle racers reveal their motivation to participate each year in the Tourist Trophy, the most-dangerous, most-deadly race in the sport. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Even if you have zero interest in motorbikes this is a thrilling documentary. Very well edited and with some excellent 3D photography, it follows bonkers motor mechanic Guy Martin in his dream to win the 2010 Isle of Man TT race, notorious for the number of fatalities each year. If you enjoyed Senna you'll love this. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member An insightful look at the TT races, highlighting the passion, risk and sheer determination of the racers, as well as the emotional strength of their loved ones. The tournament is presented as a joyful, life-affirming experience, not despite death being around each dangerous, life-threatening corner but even more so because of it. It's an overall interesting doc, not aimed exclusively at bike enthusiasts and with a bunch of fascinating moments being the icing on the cake. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review troy k Some incredible footage, but too much time spent on Guy and not the races themselves...I'd watch it again though. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I don't believe this documentary did this race justice. It lacked the exhilaration and intensity of what it's like watching this race, it didn't delve enough into the history, especially of the motorbikes being used, and lacked showing of the deeper background of many of the racers. It had it's moments, showing some of the emotional feelings of the racers and their families after many die in this dangerous race but overall I was disappointed and thought this doc was put together kind of messily. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Reminded Me Of The Way You're Driven In Any Sport To Go Harder, Faster, More Intensely Then The Next Guy. In Surfing, The Sport That Drives Me, You Often Say 'It Won't Happen To Me'..'I Won't Be THAT Guy' That Cops It, But The Risk Is Always There, & Thats What Seperates You From The Rest Of The World In Pursuit For The Ultimaye Adrenalin Rush, As You Push Yourself To The Top Of Your Game. Big Respect To These Guys. True Modern Day Gladiators. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Learning more about the extreme sport and why people still do it after so many fatalities. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Philip French Guardian The speeds on such narrow, winding public roads are hair-raising and superbly photographed, the crashes spectacular and the riders far more likable than anyone involved in Formula One. Apr 23, 2011 Full Review Independent (UK) Rated: 5/5 Apr 22, 2011 Full Review Peter Bradshaw Guardian It's a saturnalia of excitement, saturated with thrills and a sense of danger that is almost spiritual. Rated: 4/5 Apr 21, 2011 Full Review James Croot Stuff.co.nz ... A fascinating beginners' guide and insight into an extreme sporting event. Rated: 4/5 Sep 11, 2023 Full Review Matthew Toomey ABC Radio (Australia) I was shaking my head with disbelief as I watched the riders navigate the sharp corners and avoid rock walls by a matter of inches. Rated: B+ Oct 19, 2011 Full Review Ed Gibbs The Sun-Herald (Australia) A fascinating look inside a sport that remains open to anyone, should they dare to try their hand at it Rated: 8/10 Oct 17, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Motorcycle racers reveal their motivation to participate each year in the Tourist Trophy, the most-dangerous, most-deadly race in the sport.
      Director
      Richard De Aragues
      Production Co
      Isle of Man Film
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 22, 2011, Original
      Release Date (DVD)
      Oct 28, 2014