Chasing Great

Chasing Great

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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. More

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."

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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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Chasing Great | Reviews

Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

Chasing Great can’t rise above feeling like a current affairs profile piece with great production values and access. This isn’t on the filmmakers, they - and the viewer - victims of the huge disparity between the mana of its subject and his associated successes versus how little Richie McCaw has to reveal about himself that we haven’t previously heard or seen on the field.

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Stuff

Stuff

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

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Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

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

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

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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

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Newshub

Newshub

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

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Chasing Great | Trailers

Chasing Great | Release Details

Chasing Great is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and DocPlay and Apple TV and NZ Film On Demand and Beamafilm.