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Stylistic missteps do little to mar the essential message, a bit of wisdom humanity has to remind itself of anew in every generation, minting new cliches like "it's the journey, not the destination."
An eloquent and inventive look at self-expression in sports and to those athletes... who succeed at the highest levels not by dint of sheer physical prowess, but by ingenuity and creativity.
"In Search of Greatness," a worshipful big-think built around original, what-made-you-tick interviews... sees a more helpful conversation in examining creative freedom, behavior, non-conformity, and philosophy.
A welcome tribute to vision, innovation, and knowledge as more important than technique and training.
At a brisk 80 minutes, this film should be important for coaches, athletes, artists and, above all, high-strung, fire-breathing sports parents.
Obviously, sports fans will get the most out of "In Search of Greatness." But there are self-help tropes for everyone.
In Search of Greatness, the latest from Gabe Polsky (Red Army), explores the passion, obsessiveness, and creativity in sports. But, though intriguing and sometimes adrenalizing, this search stumbles.
Polsky's overall playfulness speaks to the truth and honesty at the heart of In Search of Greatness.
Though uneven and at times overstuffed with imagery and generalization, it offers a useful message for obsessive 'sports dads' to hear.
... might not be that surprising, but the candidness of the subjects is refreshing.
A vividly entertaining exploration of developing the best athletes. Ironically, you don't have to be a sports enthusiast to enjoy and glean life-changing information from the film.
An interesting look at what makes certain athletes so darn good.
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