In Search of Greatness

Critics Consensus

No consensus yet.



Reviews Counted: 18

liked it

Audience Score

User Ratings: 43


All Critics | Top Critics
Average Rating: N/A
Reviews Count: 0
Fresh: 0
Rotten: 0


Average Rating: 4.6/5

You may have noticed some of the recent changes we have made. To read more about what we’ve been working on behind the scenes, please check out our new RT Product Blog here.

Want to See

Add Rating
My Rating    

In Search of Greatness Videos

In Search of Greatness Photos

Movie Info

IN SEARCH OF GREATNESS is a groundbreaking feature documentary revealing the true nature and nurture of the greatest athletes of all time. Through a series of intimate conversations and captivating footage, Director Gabe Polsky leads viewers on an entertaining, thrilling, and inspiring personal journey. The film explores everything from upbringing, coaching, and genetics to creativity, psychology, and philosophy. Featuring original interviews with iconic athletes Wayne Gretzky, Pelé, and Jerry Rice, as well as renowned thought leaders Sir Ken Robinson and David Epstein, IN SEARCH OF GREATNESS resonates beyond the world of sport to realms of self-expression, attitude, and human nature.


News & Interviews for In Search of Greatness

Critic Reviews for In Search of Greatness

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (6)

  • 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."

    Nov 9, 2018 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Nov 9, 2018 | Full Review…
  • "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.

    Nov 2, 2018 | Full Review…
  • A welcome tribute to vision, innovation, and knowledge as more important than technique and training.

    Nov 2, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Obviously, sports fans will get the most out of "In Search of Greatness." But there are self-help tropes for everyone.

    Oct 31, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • As interesting as such insights into the nature of greatness may be, they do not make for a great documentary.

    Oct 31, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for In Search of Greatness

There are no featured reviews for In Search of Greatness at this time.

In Search of Greatness Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features