John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection (L'empire de la perfection) Reviews

May 24, 2019
McEnroe makes a fascinating focal point.
May 23, 2019
The Room 237 of sports bio documentaries.
May 23, 2019
The film is a pleasingly eccentric watch, and one full of rare insights...
May 22, 2019
The film doesn't add up. It doesn't attain cogency as an essay, documentary or work of cinema.
November 9, 2018
All credit to Faurat for that ability to forge coherence out of such wildly disparate materials.
August 31, 2018
In the end, [Faraut] doesn't have quite enough of anything for a feature.
August 30, 2018
"Perfection" at times risks being too pleased with itself for its own good, but its one-of-a-kind credentials are never in doubt.
August 30, 2018
McEnroe, Faraut asserts, was "a man who played on the edge of his senses." His film brings that home.
August 27, 2018
Regardless of his enemy, the main event was McEnroe vs. McEnroe, in an unresolvable tiebreak of body and soul. There had been nothing like it, on public view, since the heyday of James Dean.
August 23, 2018
"John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection" is a sports documentary unlike any other, a beguiling and delightful piece of visionary non-fiction that uses its namesake to investigate the ontological nature of watching tennis.
August 21, 2018
The guy's wildly temperamental tennis would never be my first choice for such an acutely cinematic undertaking. But Mr. Faraut knows what he's doing.
August 21, 2018
Faraut's film doesn't just put us courtside - it steeps us in the legend's boiling mind.
February 26, 2018
What on paper might be a standard sporting bio-doc, largely relevant only to tennis aficionados or fans of John McEnroe at the height of his powers, instead becomes a lovely meditation on time and movement, dedication and obsession, image and perception.
February 19, 2018
Game, set, match, even if the win's a tad exhausting.