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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
May 25, 2012
The portraits could have done with a little more intimacy and drama, but the richly ambient score and sound design, over brooding shots of London's tower blocks, knit it hypnotically together, and the photography's splendid.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

This is London
May 25, 2012
How nice to see a pre-Olympics project so willing to cut through follow-your-dream guff.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
May 24, 2012
Filmed over four years this documentary captures the blood, sweat and ceaseless commitment needed to compete at the highest levels of a sport.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Alex Zane
Sun Online
May 24, 2012
At best this is strictly bronze medal material.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Antonia Quirke
Financial Times
May 24, 2012
The film feels rather thrillingly like a work in progress: some of the people featured here will not make it in the end and, like mayflies, will have already had their moment come July.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Cath Clarke
Time Out
May 22, 2012
Sprinting looks like a brutal business: runners pushing themselves to the limits of pain and endurance, day in day out, year in year out - only to win or lose by hundredths of a second.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steve Rose
Guardian
May 24, 2012
Until the Olympics happen, the final chapters to these athletes' stories is missing. So we get the pain, but little of the gain.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Stevie Martin
Little White Lies
May 24, 2012
If this were a 100 metre sprint, it'd go off with a bang, start ambling by the 50 metre mark, before finishing in near the back of the pack.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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