Reviews

  • Jul 28, 2021

    To some a motorcycle is work to others it's a simple way to get around Whether it's racing or a drive in the countryside Arguably the most important motorcycle film ever this sports documentary explores all the aspects of the motor vehicle and people's fascination with it Bruce Brown narrrates by producing, writing, and directing He showcases celebrity racers like Malcolm Smith, Mert Lawwill, and a certain A-list actor by the name of Steve McQueen as well as local citizens who love the thrill of it Motorcycles are more than just amped up bikes The footage filmed here isn't half bad especially the POV shots of actually being behind the wheel with portions of slow-motion to capture and slow down the moments Some great aerial footage too with striking telephoto lens This was filmed in 16 millimeter film so it has that vintage feel to it The music sprinkled throughout goes from sunbaked surf ballads to funky R&B grooves and even some silly old-time numbers, each piece matching perfectly to what's on screen Brown narrates perfectly dictating the sport and found a passion for it after he turned away from surfing Motorcycle racing is a violent world in itself since the driver is so close to others on the track and there's risks of crashes and burnouts, after all they speed over 100 mph Intense speeds, keeping your heads down, and rush of air hitting your face The weather elements are a challenge too ranging from intense heat, mud covered tracks from rain, and ice covered terrain next to sub-freezing temperatures Plus keeping those scoring points is tough if you fall behind which leads to less pay But it is a beautiful sight to behold for a lot of fans Daytona Beach Florida motorcycle competition is the ultimate battlefield yet the races in Europe are much more demanding plus in California entire public roads are closed off to appeal to local residents This documentary definitely made an impact on American culture as well as motorcycling This also has been credited with getting thousands of people into motorcycling while helping to dispel the negative perception of motorcyclists cultivated throughout the 1960s It is the most physically demanding sport next to soccer but it's a fun challenge to battle the race course As Brown says, "There's something about going riding with your friends—a feeling of freedom, a feeling of joy—that really can't be put into words. It can only be fully shared by someone who's done it."  This is somewhat dated but nostalgic

    To some a motorcycle is work to others it's a simple way to get around Whether it's racing or a drive in the countryside Arguably the most important motorcycle film ever this sports documentary explores all the aspects of the motor vehicle and people's fascination with it Bruce Brown narrrates by producing, writing, and directing He showcases celebrity racers like Malcolm Smith, Mert Lawwill, and a certain A-list actor by the name of Steve McQueen as well as local citizens who love the thrill of it Motorcycles are more than just amped up bikes The footage filmed here isn't half bad especially the POV shots of actually being behind the wheel with portions of slow-motion to capture and slow down the moments Some great aerial footage too with striking telephoto lens This was filmed in 16 millimeter film so it has that vintage feel to it The music sprinkled throughout goes from sunbaked surf ballads to funky R&B grooves and even some silly old-time numbers, each piece matching perfectly to what's on screen Brown narrates perfectly dictating the sport and found a passion for it after he turned away from surfing Motorcycle racing is a violent world in itself since the driver is so close to others on the track and there's risks of crashes and burnouts, after all they speed over 100 mph Intense speeds, keeping your heads down, and rush of air hitting your face The weather elements are a challenge too ranging from intense heat, mud covered tracks from rain, and ice covered terrain next to sub-freezing temperatures Plus keeping those scoring points is tough if you fall behind which leads to less pay But it is a beautiful sight to behold for a lot of fans Daytona Beach Florida motorcycle competition is the ultimate battlefield yet the races in Europe are much more demanding plus in California entire public roads are closed off to appeal to local residents This documentary definitely made an impact on American culture as well as motorcycling This also has been credited with getting thousands of people into motorcycling while helping to dispel the negative perception of motorcyclists cultivated throughout the 1960s It is the most physically demanding sport next to soccer but it's a fun challenge to battle the race course As Brown says, "There's something about going riding with your friends—a feeling of freedom, a feeling of joy—that really can't be put into words. It can only be fully shared by someone who's done it."  This is somewhat dated but nostalgic

  • May 06, 2015

    The Doc about biking

    The Doc about biking

  • Nov 07, 2014

    Great to see Bruce Brown update his dad's iconic motorcycle movie in true Brown form. I was surprised not to see any footage on one of motorcycle racing's most famous figures Malcolm Smith. Also nothing on the Isle of Mann! But, all and all a great film that will be in every motorcycle enthusiast's collection!

    Great to see Bruce Brown update his dad's iconic motorcycle movie in true Brown form. I was surprised not to see any footage on one of motorcycle racing's most famous figures Malcolm Smith. Also nothing on the Isle of Mann! But, all and all a great film that will be in every motorcycle enthusiast's collection!

  • Aug 26, 2014

    On Any Sunday (1971) This documentary was created by Bruce Brown who did the movie, Endless Summer (1966), one of the best movies ever about surfing. On Any Sunday is a movie that never gets on TV, cable, and is difficult to find on DVD, so if you get the chance to see this one, take it. You won't regret it. This movie is about motorcycles and specifically about motorcycle racing. It features many of the different kinds of motorcycle sports from dirt racing, flat track, to road racing (Super bike racing), to desert racing. It features many interesting characters in the motorcycle racing scene of that time, such as Mert Lawwill, David Evans, and Malcolm Smith, as well as movie star, Steve McQueen. But the biggest star of this movie is the photography. Bruce Brown shows lots of slow motion and close-ups of all the action and the pounding that rider and machine have to go through to test themselves, many times just for bragging rights and a little trophy. On the DVD, Bruce has a section dedicated to Steve McQueen, who he got to help finance the making of the documentary. I highly recommend you seeing this.

    On Any Sunday (1971) This documentary was created by Bruce Brown who did the movie, Endless Summer (1966), one of the best movies ever about surfing. On Any Sunday is a movie that never gets on TV, cable, and is difficult to find on DVD, so if you get the chance to see this one, take it. You won't regret it. This movie is about motorcycles and specifically about motorcycle racing. It features many of the different kinds of motorcycle sports from dirt racing, flat track, to road racing (Super bike racing), to desert racing. It features many interesting characters in the motorcycle racing scene of that time, such as Mert Lawwill, David Evans, and Malcolm Smith, as well as movie star, Steve McQueen. But the biggest star of this movie is the photography. Bruce Brown shows lots of slow motion and close-ups of all the action and the pounding that rider and machine have to go through to test themselves, many times just for bragging rights and a little trophy. On the DVD, Bruce has a section dedicated to Steve McQueen, who he got to help finance the making of the documentary. I highly recommend you seeing this.

  • Mar 06, 2013

    The best motorbike documentary then ever!

    The best motorbike documentary then ever!

  • Oct 29, 2012

    Insanely entertaining with often humorous narration (a must see for motocross lovers like me)

    Insanely entertaining with often humorous narration (a must see for motocross lovers like me)

  • Oct 29, 2012

    Bruce Brown creates a documentary that's innovative, filled with tension, suspense, and a love for the art of motocross. The best movie of it's kind.

    Bruce Brown creates a documentary that's innovative, filled with tension, suspense, and a love for the art of motocross. The best movie of it's kind.

  • Jun 24, 2012

    Great older movie about competitive motorcycle riding, circa 1970: road racing, dirt mile, motocross, cross-country, desert racing, trials riding, the works. Great old bikes, famous riders of the day (including Steve McQueen), fantastic filmography, infectiously exciting from beginning to end. I was grinning from ear to ear the whole time. A real classic, and if youâ(TM)re a motorcycle enthusiast, a must see.

    Great older movie about competitive motorcycle riding, circa 1970: road racing, dirt mile, motocross, cross-country, desert racing, trials riding, the works. Great old bikes, famous riders of the day (including Steve McQueen), fantastic filmography, infectiously exciting from beginning to end. I was grinning from ear to ear the whole time. A real classic, and if youâ(TM)re a motorcycle enthusiast, a must see.

  • Mar 13, 2012

    Cool motorcycle movmentry-movie/documentary. Like that word, I should trademark it.

    Cool motorcycle movmentry-movie/documentary. Like that word, I should trademark it.

  • Jan 03, 2012

    Best motorcycle movie ever made, period.

    Best motorcycle movie ever made, period.