Salute Reviews

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Derek Malcolm
This is London
July 13, 2012
Powerful stuff, remembering what happened afterwards in America and Australia and also that dozens of Mexican protesters were killed by the police at the time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
July 12, 2012
The IOC furthers its reputation for frigid pomposity in Matt Norman's documentary about black-power-saluting athletes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ashley Clark
Little White Lies
July 12, 2012
A moving and worthwhile tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jennifer Tate
ViewLondon
July 11, 2012
Fascinating, well constructed and extremely moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
July 10, 2012
A comprehensive, well-structured deconstruction of an important socio-political moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
July 10, 2012
An affectionate and affecting tribute.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Crook
Empire Magazine
July 8, 2012
A powerful and poignant theme, but Salute would perhaps have worked better as a TV documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tom Dawson
Total Film
July 3, 2012
A valuable reminder of how athletes can take a courageous stand.
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Russell Edwards
Variety
July 22, 2008
The film makes excellent use of archival footage and has a heartwarming, spirited atmosphere, but also tends toward repetitiveness.
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
July 21, 2008
This wonderful humanitarian story -- especially relevant on the eve of the Beijing Olympics -- deserves to be told and it's a bit of a surprise it hasn't been told before, while Peter Norman was still alive.
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
July 18, 2008
On one level, it is a story of real idealism, the youthful sort that the Olympics are supposed to be about; on another, it's about the corruption and betrayal of those ideals in the way the Olympics are actually run.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
July 16, 2008
This wonderful humanitarian story -- especially relevant on the eve of the Beijing Olympics -- deserves to be told and it's a bit of a surprise it hasn't been told before, while Peter Norman was still alive.
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