Personal Best Reviews

January 8, 2019
What Personal Best lacks in fictional tales of love and friendship, it makes up for in real-life, gripping drama.
May 25, 2012
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
How nice to see a pre-Olympics project so willing to cut through follow-your-dream guff.
May 24, 2012
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
At best this is strictly bronze medal material.
May 24, 2012
The film feels rather thrillingly like a work in progress: some of the people featured here will not make it in the end and, like mayflies, will have already had their moment come July.
May 22, 2012
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.