Weekend Of A Champion (2013)
Movie InfoIn 1971, Motor Racing fan Roman Polanski spent a weekend with world champion driver Jackie Stewart as he attempted to win the Monaco Grand Prix. Polanski was given intimate access to Stewart's world for three days, both on the track and off. The result is an extraordinarily rare glimpse into the life of a gifted athlete at the height of his powers. Forty years on, Polanski and Stewart meet once again. In a remarkable post-script, they discuss the sport, both past and present, with a unique and unmatched perspective.(c) Submarine … More
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Critic Reviews for Weekend Of A Champion
"Weekend of a Champion" will appeal mostly to motor-racing enthusiasts and movie archaeologists.
Polanski and Stewart reunite at the film's end to reminisce, but it's the original footage that thrills.
Weekend of a Champion begins as a motorsports movie but ends up a portrait of two wily elder statesmen who have survived into their seventies by skill, stealth and sheer luck.
Stewart, found here at the height of his prowess and celebrity, proves a rather charming and loquacious subject, long ago inured to the spotlight and thus comfortable indulging our interest with candor.
...fascinating insight into the mind of a champion at the height of his powers...a don't-miss film, even if you're not an auto racing aficionado, which I'm not.
'Weekend of a Champion' is too diffuse and too light, and when it comes time for the big race itself, it founders.
An all-access pass into the past, this intimate behind-the-scenes documentary...is entrancing even for those of us whose familiarity with the sport begins and ends with the Indianapolis 500.
Weekend Of A Champion takes audiences close enough to the brink of oblivion to really drive home what a remarkable accomplishment that represents.
Stewart knows his stuff, but his confidence is accompanied by the lingering sense that something could go wrong at any moment.
Even when he's talking technical, as he mostly does, Stewart's engaging, no-nonsense good humour shines through.
The film is at its most fascinating when Jackie Stewart authoritatively and pedagogically discusses the nuances of his trade.
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