Personal Best (2012)



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Until the Olympics happen, the final chapters to these athletes' stories is missing. So we get the pain, but little of the gain.

May 24, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
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Sprinting looks like a brutal business: runners pushing themselves to the limits of pain and endurance, day in day out, year in year out - only to win or lose by hundredths of a second.

May 22, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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What Personal Best lacks in fictional tales of love and friendship, it makes up for in real-life, gripping drama.

Jan 7, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The portraits could have done with a little more intimacy and drama, but the richly ambient score and sound design, over brooding shots of London's tower blocks, knit it hypnotically together, and the photography's splendid.

May 25, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

How nice to see a pre-Olympics project so willing to cut through follow-your-dream guff.

May 25, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Filmed over four years this documentary captures the blood, sweat and ceaseless commitment needed to compete at the highest levels of a sport.

May 24, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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