Being AP (2015)

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This. is the incredible inside story of a sporting legend. As A.P. McCoy nears the end of his career, the characteristics that have driven him to dominate the most dangerous of sports remain as strong as ever. Fearless and willing to sacrifice everything to achieve his goals, this film reveals the exhaustive training routine, injuries, doubt, triumphs, failures, and A.P.'s soul-searching to find a way to leave the stage. With unprecedented access to A.P. and those closest to him, this documentary. celebrates an incredible man who became the greatest jump jockey the world has ever seen.

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"Being AP" feels like the work of an official biographer who went a little bit rogue.

Sep 29, 2015 | Full Review…
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AP McCoy is regarded as the greatest jump jockey who's ever sat in a saddle, and this fascinating documentary follows his last year on the track.

Jul 25, 2016 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

I don't know anything about horse racing... I did, nonetheless, enjoy every minute of Being AP, mostly because of the dry, dour wit of the film's subject and the good-natured eye-rolls provided by his wife, Chanelle.

Feb 23, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Wonke has the access to make a great documentary, but can't quite find the perfect story focus to put this among the best sporting films.

Nov 22, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Absorbing ...

Nov 19, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

As a portrait of what motivates a sportsman at the top of his game, and how difficult it is to let go, this is insightful stuff.

Nov 19, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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