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TT3D: Closer To The Edge, Movie

TT3D: Closer To The Edge 2011

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3D documentary on the 2010 Isle of Man TT motorcycle race: "the most treacherous and gruelling course in the world". More

Narrated by actor Jared Leto, this follows TT racers' reckless dedication in their bid to become 'King of the Mountain' and examines what motivates these rare, elite drivers. Racing along public roads on bikes just inches apart – with speeds hitting 200mph – drama, tension and tragedy all combine. Motorsport stars feature, including Guy Martin, John McGuinness (15 time TT winner) and Conor Cummins.

TT3D: Closer to the Edge marks the year anniversary of the death of Kiwi rider Paul Dobbs who died competing in the race, while the documentary was being shot. Hide

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    • Darryn

      Adrenalin racing already! Can't wait.

    • steve Christian

      ive seen it, its beyond awesome!!

    • Roy Sparey

      Which cinemas will be showing it??

    • kedrehe

      looks mean...

    • Jono

      It's amazing that these lunatics can actually fit on a motorcycle with such big balls!

    • phil

      best race off all time. Isle of man TT- hands down !

    • neville

      yes want to see it - been there many times to race and watch

    • Chris-P

      Can't wait!

    • Selwyn

      Cant wait to see it, but very difficult to find just where and when it is starting to play in Wellington area

    • Paul

      where is it playing FFS ?

    • Ed-Flicks

      @Paul and @Selwyn, This film opens nationwide this Thursday (Aug 25).

    • Danny

      I'm going if only to cheer for Bruce Anstey

    • Website critic

      A busy ,elaborate site BUT, why can't I find out where I can SEE this movie???

    • Ed-Flicks

      @Website critic, Because this film hasn't opened yet. Check back on Thurs (Aug 25) and all the cinemas and screening times will be up :-)

    • Ryan

      Saw a preview last night. What a ride. Loved the speed, crashes and story. Great soundtrack, characters, 3D gave it a richness. Recommended!

    • Di Triumphs

      Being a rider who has been to the Isle of Man I loved the shots on board the bikes. Focused on Guy Martin too much tho. A must see brilliant

    • Jimmy

      ya gotta go see this movie really cool rides in 3d they should make it every year

    • relieved

      Saw it this evening. awesome, best reason for a movie to ever be filmed and watched in 3D

    • julie

      WHERES IT ON

    • Steve

      When is it playing in Auckland again?

    • tracy

      amazing movie , im close friends with paul and his family so its really hard to see him go r.i.p paul your an amazing man :)

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5 ratings and 6 reviews

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awesome

Coreena A-Lister (?)

great doco, a fantastic watch

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3d Carnage

Cameron-Cook Nobody (?)

Great movie. good perspective putting it into 3d. must see for motorbike fans.

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The TT Rocks

Robb-Morison B-Grader (?)

A great film, could have used more 3D on the bike cameras but for all those that watch the film will, like one American in the film add a trip to the TT to their bucket list (I have). For those that watch the film check out the screen saver in workshop office!

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It's good

ChrisK B-Grader (?)

A very good documentary, following a very interesting character. Well worth watching.

Closer to the Edge follows the unassuming Guy Martin in his quest to win a TT race on the Isle of Mann. He's not what you'd expect a motorbike rider to be, but for all his faults (many of which are comical) he can ride a bike and ride it fast.

The film follows the buildup to the event and then the week of races, and we follow Guy and several other riders through the highs and lows of competing.

I'm not a massive fan of 3D and I often think that a film would be just as good in 2D, and this is the case with Closer to the Edge. While there are some nice parts in 3D, I feel the 3D is unnecessary and it would be just as good in 2D.

Watch this film if you like motorbikes and motorbike racing. Watch this film if you like a good underdog story. Watch this film if you like something different from the American mainstream dramas. It has plenty to appeal to many audiences.

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Isle of Man Motorcycle Madness

DnA Flicks Superstar (?)

Follow Guy Martin, a racer, larrikan and guy strangely out of time. He doesn't give a toss about what people or sponsors think he just does and says as he pleases.

We're introduced to his journey to win the race, and THE RACE itself. We get a sense through participants of what this race is about, the mystique and aura of the Isle of Man TT (IOMTT).

Why does a rider do 170mph down small roads with stone walls, buildings, lampposts and fences lining the track? The result of this is a high death rate that is an accepted part of the challenge for all involved.

The viewer is left in a state of shock at the rawness, reality and closeness of death.

And yet everyone returns a year later to reminisce, ride, race and remember close friends now gone.

This movie gives an inside look at the IOMTT like nothing before it. The parallel Guy Martin story adds an interesting dimension. His biggest challenge to winning seems to be his anger and bloody mindedness.

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Need for speed much!!

RealityCheck Flicks Superstar (?)

You like motor bikes? Like going fast? Enjoy a bit of carnage from time to time? Then this is a must see film. I'd say its a guy flick, but really it'd be cool to see more ladies there, & nothing wrong with that. Its a doco all about the racing at Isle of Man. Once a year people desend on this tiny island and smash records of speed on the suburb roads. Falling off at 160km/hr, meh, no big deal... Sleepin in a van for days on end, not a problem.. Fix my own bike, why not.. its great, pretty much boy movie tho.
Gerne : Man, racing, doco, motorsport
4/5 : just remember, doco and racing, thats about it, funny as guy thats followed though.

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Press Reviews

Empire (UK)

It all makes for a motorsports movie you don’t need to be a petrolhead to enjoy. Full review.

Guardian (UK)

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. Full review.

Little White Lies (UK)

A fascinating look not only into a sport but into the psyches of those who are prepared to lay down their lives for it. Full review.

Total Film (UK)

Not just for the petrol heads, TT3D is a life-affirming joy ride for anyone with a heartbeat. Full review.