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Williams (2017)

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Charting the story of Formula One's most celebrated family, Williams is a thrilling account of how one man built a racing empire and a vivid, heart-rending portrait of the aftermath of a tragedy. Starting life with nothing other than a single-minded obsession for speed, Sir Frank Williams created one of the world's most enduring Formula One racing teams, winning nine Constructors' Championships over the last 40 years. But in 1986 at the height of this success, a near fatal car accident left Frank fighting to survive and the team's future hanging in the balance. Williams, a brand-new documentary from BAFTA-wining director Morgan Matthews, tells the story of Frank's rise to fame and how his family battled to keep him alive and the team afloat after the crash that left Frank wheelchair-bound for the rest of his life. Featuring heart-pounding racing footage, interviews with much-loved Formula One stars (including Sir Jackie Stewart, Nigel Mansell, Alan Jones and Sir Patrick Head) and candid never-before-seen accounts of what really went on behind closed doors, it is an honest, authentic and incredibly revealing portrait of one of the most extraordinary families in motorsport. Read more at https://www.curzonartificialeye.com/williams#SAHpHtdLWT6XJTIx.99

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What emerges is a fascinating and deeply personal family history, though die-hard petrol-heads may wish for a little more focus on the racetrack.

August 26, 2017 | Rating: 6.3/10 | Full Review…

Williams ... is charismatic and charming. Morgan Matthews's absorbing and moving documentary also reveals him as maddeningly self-centred, obsessed with motor-racing to the exclusion of all else - but brilliant nonetheless.

August 10, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The domestic saga is of general interest, but the film is still chiefly for a car-loving audience.

August 7, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Racing fans are sure to enjoy a history that takes in Patrick Head's innovative car designs in the late 1970s and the 1986 rivalry between Nigel Mansell and Nelson Piquet.

August 7, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The film is let down by an overlong running time and a prurient attempt to crowbar an emotional response from the taciturn Williams.

August 6, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Frank Williams has his legacy well and truly besmirched in this highly unflattering and very juicy portrait.

August 4, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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