Personal Best Reviews

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
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
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 24, 2012
If this were a 100 metre sprint, it'd go off with a bang, start ambling by the 50 metre mark, before finishing in near the back of the pack.
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.