Chasing Great Reviews

August 30, 2019
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.
March 5, 2018
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.
March 1, 2018
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.
February 27, 2018
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).
October 20, 2016
Rugby union fans will draw long and lasting satisfaction from this documentary tribute to All Blacks all-time great Richie McCaw.
October 14, 2016
Even non-rugby fans will know how it ends but it's worth the nostalgic pain to keep watching until the final siren.
September 1, 2016
Can't rise above feeling like a current affairs profile piece with great production values and access.
August 31, 2016
Stimulating if not fascinating.