Maiden Reviews

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July 26, 2019
"Maiden" makes sense of her journey and tells a story whose tidal waves were felt far beyond the deck of her ship.
July 17, 2019
A taut, gripping documentary about one young woman's dream...
July 13, 2019
Using archival footage and fresh recollections, director Alex Holmes offers an illuminating look into the weird world of jibs and rigging in a film that transcends the action of the sport.
July 12, 2019
"Maiden" concludes so movingly, with such perfect symbolism, that it rivals any scripted sports drama.
July 12, 2019
Maiden puts us all in the ship right there with them.
July 12, 2019
[Maiden's] a flat-out good yarn.
August 22, 2019
Exaltation, not outrage, is the primary experience of this film.
August 16, 2019
For anyone who doesn't boat much, it's hard to grasp how yachting can be athletic, harrowing, admirable, or lethal. Maiden... makes a good case for the prowess, invention, and perseverance required.
August 14, 2019
An inspiring look at an unsung trailblazer.
August 12, 2019
This is an engrossing and inspiring saga , one that leaves the viewer with a profound respect for the men (and women) who go down to the sea in ships.
August 10, 2019
The boat was skippered by a former short-order cook whose early life struggles deserve to make a quite compelling feature film some day soon. Her all-female crew also gives ample room for actresses to play them with strength and guts.
August 9, 2019
Maiden transcends the rousing underdog sports story genre and offers an intriguing look at a stubbornly persistent sporting culture; one characterized by mindsets as outdated as its technology.
August 9, 2019
Conventional non-fiction filmmaking aside, the story, players, and imagery are assembled in such a thoughtful manner that the results are frequently thrilling and inspiring.
August 8, 2019
What you especially appreciate about [Tracy] Edwards is her fierce love of boating and her steely resolve to succeed. You watch the riveting film and wonder how anyone could have doubted that she would, indeed, sail around the world.
August 7, 2019
'Maiden' is most compelling when it takes us out to sea. ... The battle between sailors and the ocean is a full-time, life-and-death struggle. Storms and waves can wreck a yacht or claim a life by washing a person overboard.
August 7, 2019
"What do you mean I can't? That's just idiotic."
August 7, 2019
Beyond the social & political ramifications of what their vessel setting off at the cannon blast meant, however, is also a riveting adventure pitting humanity against nature.
August 7, 2019
It's an inspiring tale, to be sure. But without its strong emotional core it would likely be just another sports documentary.
August 5, 2019
Emotionally exhilarating.
August 3, 2019
Even though the narrative is driven by the race, Maiden is peppered with blatant sexism. Male competitors bet how long they'll last, reporters ask if they are getting along.
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