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In October 1968, Donald Crowhurst, a 35-year-old engineer and father of four, embarked on one of the last great adventures of the 20th Century. He was one of nine men who set out from the English coast that autumn as part of the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, chasing to be either the first or the fastest man to circumnavigate the globe - single-handed and non-stop. But for Donald the dream turned into a nightmare. Tragic, heartbreaking and enthralling - CROWHURST is a tribute to a brave man who was too proud to fail and too much alone to live.


Critic Reviews for Crowhurst

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (2)

  • It's a somewhat heavy-handed depiction of Crowhurst's mental devolution, and the lo-fi nature of the film means it feels like a strange cross between an experimental movie and a BBC primetime drama.

    Mar 23, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • This story of a desperate man has power.

    Mar 23, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Helen O'Hara

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • This time the budget is low and the spirit is gonzo... to transform the Crowhurst story into an unsettling, claustrophobic psycho-horror.

    Mar 22, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • Rumley has made a tremendously good and moving film.

    Mar 21, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Crowhurst is a timely tragic myth not just of English overreaching, but also of hubris, madness and catastrophe whose consequences are left for others.

    May 14, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Simon Rumley has always been an inventive film-maker, and he creates memorable visions to convey Crowhurst's mental breakdown. Ultimately, however, the film's cost-cutting focus on a man alone grows a bit too monotonous.

    Mar 25, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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