Salute Reviews

January 30, 2019
A riveting, eye-opening documentary that, like Norman himself, is undoubtedly worthy of more attention.
August 22, 2017
. . . the fact remains that despite death threats and worse, this trio of men had the courage of their convictions and the strength of character to speak out.
July 13, 2012
Powerful stuff, remembering what happened afterwards in America and Australia and also that dozens of Mexican protesters were killed by the police at the time.
July 12, 2012
The IOC furthers its reputation for frigid pomposity in Matt Norman's documentary about black-power-saluting athletes.
July 12, 2012
A moving and worthwhile tale.
July 11, 2012
Fascinating, well constructed and extremely moving.
July 10, 2012
A comprehensive, well-structured deconstruction of an important socio-political moment.
July 10, 2012
An affectionate and affecting tribute.
July 8, 2012
A powerful and poignant theme, but Salute would perhaps have worked better as a TV documentary.
July 3, 2012
A valuable reminder of how athletes can take a courageous stand.
July 22, 2008
The film makes excellent use of archival footage and has a heartwarming, spirited atmosphere, but also tends toward repetitiveness.
July 21, 2008
This wonderful humanitarian story -- especially relevant on the eve of the Beijing Olympics -- deserves to be told and it's a bit of a surprise it hasn't been told before, while Peter Norman was still alive.
July 18, 2008
On one level, it is a story of real idealism, the youthful sort that the Olympics are supposed to be about; on another, it's about the corruption and betrayal of those ideals in the way the Olympics are actually run.
July 16, 2008
This wonderful humanitarian story -- especially relevant on the eve of the Beijing Olympics -- deserves to be told and it's a bit of a surprise it hasn't been told before, while Peter Norman was still alive.