McLaren

McLaren

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McLaren

Documentary telling the story of Bruce McLaren, the Kiwi founder of the McLaren Motor Racing team. From the director of The World's Fastest Indian.

Director Roger Donaldson comments, "I was delighted to be involved in the telling of such an incredible New Zealand story - bringing it to life on the big screen has been a huge effort from all involved in Bruce’s legacy. I look forward to the people of New Zealand seeing this inspiring story in cinemas across New Zealand this winter. Ever since seeing Bruce McLaren and Jack Brabham race each other in the Tasman series years ago I've been a McLaren fan. Few people know just how extraordinary his journey was and how much he accomplished in his short life."

2016Rating: G92 minsNew Zealand
DocumentarySport
Director:
Roger Donaldson ('The World's Fastest Indian', 'Sleeping Dogs', 'No Way Out')
Writer:
James BrownMatthew MetcalfeTim Woodhouse
Cast:
Dwayne Cameron
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Reviews & comments

Total Film

Total Film

press

Donaldson does a fine job of celebrating his subject's many achievements. Yet compared to, say, Ayrton Senna, McLaren himself doesn't cut a compelling figure.

2.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

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The talking heads are framed by captions that at times make the film look like a classy PowerPoint presentation, but its mix of lovely, fuzzy archive footage and pretty reconstructions makes it feel like a kind of docufiction.

3.0
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Stuff

Stuff

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New Zealand's own 'When We Were Kings'. (Four and a half stars).

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Stuff

Stuff

press

It's all very interesting, and at times we are moved by the drama of a key race or the tragic loss of a racing colleague. But it's no Senna, a biopic it will inevitably be compared to by dint of its F1 connections and inherent tragedy. (Three and a half stars).

0
Newsroom

Newsroom

press

A solid tale of the Kiwi mentality and pluck behind the wheel that gives voice to one of our heroes.

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Newshub

Newshub

press

There won't be a dry eye in the house, McLaren is a wonderful watch, a must-see for all New Zealanders regardless of how much petrol runs through their veins. (Four and a half stars).

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FilmInk

FilmInk

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For racing fans, McLaren is a no-brainer.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

An earnest but one-note portrait of a racing legend that never quite gets up to speed.

2.0
0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Donaldson does a fine job of celebrating his subject's many achievements. Yet compared to, say, Ayrton Senna, McLaren himself doesn't cut a compelling figure.

2.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The talking heads are framed by captions that at times make the film look like a classy PowerPoint presentation, but its mix of lovely, fuzzy archive footage and pretty reconstructions makes it feel like a kind of docufiction.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

New Zealand's own 'When We Were Kings'. (Four and a half stars).

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

It's all very interesting, and at times we are moved by the drama of a key race or the tragic loss of a racing colleague. But it's no Senna, a biopic it will inevitably be compared to by dint of its F1 connections and inherent tragedy. (Three and a half stars).

0
Newsroom

Newsroom

press

A solid tale of the Kiwi mentality and pluck behind the wheel that gives voice to one of our heroes.

0
Newshub

Newshub

press

There won't be a dry eye in the house, McLaren is a wonderful watch, a must-see for all New Zealanders regardless of how much petrol runs through their veins. (Four and a half stars).

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

For racing fans, McLaren is a no-brainer.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

An earnest but one-note portrait of a racing legend that never quite gets up to speed.

2.0
0