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I Am Bolt (2016)

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Benjamin and Gabe Turner directed this documentary look at the legacy of the fastest man ever timed, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. Featuring interviews with famous athletes like Pelé, Neymar, and Serena Williams, the film examines multiple world-record holder Bolt's rise to dominance.

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Critic Reviews for I Am Bolt

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (1)

Almost as engaging as the man himself.

November 21, 2016 | Full Review…

What saves the film from being a mere commercial for Bolt's global entourage to enjoy are the tiny moments of unguarded intimacy: the snap of a coach at his laziness, or the sight of Bolt wheeling about in an empty hotel room looking out of sorts.

August 15, 2017 | Full Review…

Winning docu celebrates world's fastest man; mild cursing.

January 3, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The trade-off for this access is a reverential attitude and no in-depth questions. It's a deal I found easy to accept, given the film's endearing footage of Bolt at work and play.

December 17, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Bolt's golden era may be too recent and the sponsors too dominant for any real warts to be included, but his charm and sheer physical wonder make this a compelling watch regardless.

December 8, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's not the most probing doco, but the man himself, mobbed wherever he goes, emerges as a genuinely charismatic, likeable individual.

December 1, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for I Am Bolt

Bolt is a great athlete and the struggles to sustain this are quite interesting. The film isn't revealing and is probably a little too soon at this stage. A good doco but not much of an inside to the man. 14-05-2017.

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