Chasing Great

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Chasing Great follows Richie McCaw through his final season as he attempts the goal of captaining the All Blacks to the first ever-back-to back Rugby World Cup Wins. Woven through that final season the film tells the story of Richie's life. With unprecedented access to Richie and a remarkable family video archive 'Chasing Great' is the story of how a shy farm boy went on to be one of the greatest rugby players of all time. Until now Richie McCaw's achievements have been well documented but little is known about the man himself. 'Chasing Great' takes the audience inside his world. What emerges is a very personal insight into high level international sport and a psychological profile of the mind of a champion.


Critic Reviews for Chasing Great

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (2)

  • For a movie that revolves around a notoriously violent sport, Michelle Walshe and Justin Pemberton's profile takes a soft, superficial approach. It makes a rote installment of ESPN's "30 for 30" look like Pulitzer-worthy muckraking.

    Mar 1, 2018 | Full Review…
  • It's clear where all of this is going, but McCaw surprises with his mental rigor (he excelled academically) and total commitment to his sport (he plays with a stress fracture in his foot).

    Feb 27, 2018 | Full Review…
  • I went in expecting a film about a Great All Black on a journey to win back-to-back Rugby World Cups and that's exactly what I got.

    Aug 30, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • In all, Chasing Great remains engrossing throughout, offering a close-up look at a very rough and tumble sport. Watching the film, it's hard not to get swept up into the spirit of the fans and the players.

    Mar 5, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…
  • Rugby union fans will draw long and lasting satisfaction from this documentary tribute to All Blacks all-time great Richie McCaw.

    Oct 20, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Even non-rugby fans will know how it ends but it's worth the nostalgic pain to keep watching until the final siren.

    Oct 14, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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