Chasing Great

Chasing Great

Chasing Great

Documentary on All Black and World Cup legend, New Zealand's favourite son, Richie McCaw. Charts McCaw's final 365 days as an All Black as he attempts to become the first captain to win back-to-back World Cups. Features exclusive access to family archives.

Says McCaw: "I was an ordinary kid who loved playing the game of rugby and had the dream of becoming an All Black. I’ve surprised myself with what’s possible if you want something badly enough. I’ve learned a heck of a lot along the way. I’ve never been big on talking about myself but I hope that by sharing my story, people might be able to find something in it to help them achieve what they really want to."

2016Rating: G105 minsNew Zealand
DocumentarySport
Director:
Justin Pemberton ('The Golden Hour', 'Is She or Isn't He?', 'In Bed with Anika Moa')Michelle Walshe (feature debut)
Writer:
Justin PembertonMichelle Walshe
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Reviews & comments

Stuff

Stuff

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Isn't quite the Amy or Senna, or even In Bed With Madonna it wants to be.

3.0
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Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

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I went to a rugby film and I liked it….A great film to take kids to.

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Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

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His openness is touching and rather awe inspiring…by doing this he has shared a little of his mana with us all.

5.0
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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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Hell of an All Black though. And this is a fittingly epic This Is Your Life.

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Newshub

Newshub

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It was a 4 star watch for me, it is part of our cultural fabric, it’s a given here.

4.0
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Despite being not the most talented athlete, he may have been our greatest ever All Black. The film explains why and it inspired me to want to improve myself personally and professionally. Some very interesting behind the scenes footage and interviews with people that know him well.

4.0
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This was a really enjoyable movie with good insights into Richie the man, learnt more about him and it had a some great rugby footage summarising some of the memorable moments. There are other reviews saying you don't find out much about him but I don't think that is true, his reticence is part of who he is and of itself speaks volumes. There's just no...

4.0
0

Such a wonderful and humble man. So much fun to relive the win of 2015... felt like winning again

5.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Isn't quite the Amy or Senna, or even In Bed With Madonna it wants to be.

3.0
0
Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

press

I went to a rugby film and I liked it….A great film to take kids to.

0
Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

press

His openness is touching and rather awe inspiring…by doing this he has shared a little of his mana with us all.

5.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Hell of an All Black though. And this is a fittingly epic This Is Your Life.

0
Newshub

Newshub

press

It was a 4 star watch for me, it is part of our cultural fabric, it’s a given here.

4.0
0

Despite being not the most talented athlete, he may have been our greatest ever All Black. The film explains why and it inspired me to want to improve myself personally and professionally. Some very interesting behind the scenes footage and interviews with people that know him well.

4.0
0

This was a really enjoyable movie with good insights into Richie the man, learnt more about him and it had a some great rugby footage summarising some of the memorable moments. There are other reviews saying you don't find out much about him but I don't think that is true, his reticence is part of who he is and of itself speaks volumes. There's just no...

4.0
0

Such a wonderful and humble man. So much fun to relive the win of 2015... felt like winning again

5.0
0