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TT3D Closer To The Edge (2011)


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By vividly recounting the TT's legendary rivalries and the Isle of Man's unique road racing history, this 3D feature documentary will discover why modern TT riders still risk their lives to win the world's most dangerous race. The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy is the greatest motorcycle road race in the world, the ultimate challenge for rider and machine. It has always called for a commitment far beyond any other racing event, and many have made the ultimate sacrifice in their quest for victory. A

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In the realm of the rousing sports doc, this truly excels.

April 20, 2011 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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I was shaking my head with disbelief as I watched the riders navigate the sharp corners and avoid rock walls by a matter of inches.

October 19, 2011 Full Review Source: ABC Radio Brisbane
ABC Radio Brisbane

A fascinating look inside a sport that remains open to anyone, should they dare to try their hand at it

October 17, 2011 Full Review Source: The Sun Herald
The Sun Herald

An exhilarating and heart-stopping adrenaline rush full of big ballsy biking ... biggest worry about TT3D is it missing an untapped audience - this biker would see it, regardless.

April 27, 2011 Full Review Source:

An entertaining look at a dangerous and exciting sport done for love and personal satisfaction rather than fame and fortune.

April 25, 2011 Full Review Source: Scotsman

The speeds on such narrow, winding public roads are hair-raising and superbly photographed, the crashes spectacular and the riders far more likable than anyone involved in Formula One.

April 23, 2011 Full Review Source: Guardian

Packed with incident, spectacular crashes and tragedy, filmed very effectively in 3D.

April 22, 2011 Full Review Source: Daily Express
Daily Express

Prepare for the ride of your life.

April 22, 2011 Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK]
Daily Mirror [UK]

It's a saturnalia of excitement, saturated with thrills and a sense of danger that is almost spiritual.

April 21, 2011 Full Review Source: Guardian

A thrilling, funny and moving human drama for pretty much everyone, not just biking enthusiasts.

April 21, 2011 Full Review Source: Film4

A fascinating look not only into a sport but into the psyches of those who are prepared to lay down their lives for it.

April 21, 2011 Full Review Source: Little White Lies
Little White Lies

This is first and foremost, of course, a high-octane, thrills-and-spills documentary for bikers and biker fans. But it will also be enjoyed by anyone who wants to see likeable loons indulging an obsessive desire for speed.

April 21, 2011 Full Review Source: Radio Times
Radio Times

With history offering a fatality for every corner and more than five per mile, your heart will be in your mouth watching the likes of maverick rider Guy Martin go hell for leather in search of his dream of winning just one race...

April 20, 2011 Full Review Source: Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post

Impressively directed and beautifully shot, this is a superb documentary that's by turns thrilling, heart-breaking, jaw-dropping and laugh-out-loud funny...

April 20, 2011 Full Review Source: ViewLondon

Rev up those whiteknuckle thrillride clichés, you're going to need them.

April 18, 2011 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

You'd have to be a right helmet to miss it.

April 16, 2011 Full Review Source: News of the World
News of the World

Beautifully shot and edited, this documentary about the Isle of Man TT race is packed with whizzy imagery and terrific big-screen characters.

April 14, 2011 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
Shadows on the Wall

Audience Reviews for TT3D Closer To The Edge

At first I thought TT Closer to the Edge was going to appeal to TT race fans only, with 3D footage of fast bikes and with a few crashes and deaths for the rest of us. Not so, it does contain all of the above but it's fueled by passion rather than what people refer to as Black tourism. Personally I don't understand what goes through the riders head but then that is the point of this documentary. It is intense stuff! It looks beautiful and it couldn't have been written better. Guy Martin was a great choice of rider to follow, he grounds the film but also shows the passions involved. He's as watchable off the bike as he is on. It's a stunning documentary that is well worth checking out!
November 12, 2013

Super Reviewer

Excellent documentary about this intense race, Closer to the Edge chronicles the Isle of Man's race and its history. Director Richard de Aragues crafts something special with this picture. I enjoy cars, and motorcycles and anything that goes fast. The bond between man and machine is something that no one can comprehend and we get a taste of the dedication, the risks and struggles that these racers go through in order to win on this intense track. The film features Guy Martin, a mechanic and racer who is very humorous and fast talks kind of like Brad Pitt in Snatch. He is always entertaining here, and it's what keeps you engaged from start to finish. Add to that some awesome and incredible race footage and the passion to risk and it's a film is absolutely just engaging. As far as documentaries are concerned, this is among the best that I have seen so far. If you ever come across this film, definitely give it a view. This race is intense, thrilling and off the wall. The risk of death and accidents are much higher than other races and we get a feel for that in this documentary. Even if you're not a fan of bikes, you should check this out because it is highly entertaining and memorable due to its subjects who participate in this outstanding endeavor. Director Richard de Aragues has crafted a fine documentary that will thrill you from the first frame to the last. A highly memorable viewing experience and one that you soon won't forget.
December 8, 2012
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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TT3D Closer To The Edge is a documentary movie of the Isle Of Man TT motorcycle races from the points of view of the riders, officials and fans of the tournament.

I am going to say something that may be controversial in some quarters, but this film is THE best 3D film that I have seen. Forget special effects bonanzas such as Avatar, Tron: Legacy and Alice In Wonderland - this film makes use of the 3D medium far better than any of these from the point of view of using visual perspective, the scenery of the Isle Of Man and the cinematography which absolutely top notch.

Although various racers feature in this film, the absolute star of Closer To The Edge is Guy Martin. He raises this film from being a simple documentary by being funny, eccentric, a loose cannon/maverick with a desire to win and nice line in industrial language. His is a very simple philosophy - win at all costs but have fun along the way and he seems to be cut from a cloth from before the current antiseptic sporting philosophies of brand image, corporate sponsorship and demographics. He says what he likes and is a dying breed in this sporting age - the "character".

Whilst having thrills and treats for the adrenaline junkie, this film is also unflinchingly thought provoking as it also raises the issues of people who are either injured or killed in the race. People may think that this isn't something that should be placed within a feature film documentary alongside the humour of people such as Guy, but the message is clear - you only have one shot at this life, make the best use of it.

If you're a petrolhead, an adrenaline junkie or somebody who likes sport - you will love this film. If you're not in any of these three categories, try to give this film a go - with everything that I have mentioned above, you may be pleasantly surprised.
April 26, 2011
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