Zidane, un Portrait du 21e Siècle (Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Zidane, un Portrait du 21e Siècle (Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait) Reviews

July 12, 2012
For all the fuss that's sometimes been made of the film's semi-experimental approach, it is first and foremost a sensory experience that puts the viewer right on the field.
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 24, 2008
You learn little by way of hard facts about the adored French soccer star and famous head-butter Zinedine Zidane in the formalist exercise that bears his name.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 22, 2008
He's set apart not only as the piece's sole subject but because he's hyper-alert, continually responding to invisible forces, raptly focused on events beyond the frame.
May 4, 2007
Alternately hypnotic and irksome.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 19, 2007
The remarkably intimate camera work gives viewers the sense of being at this very big, very fast athlete's elbow throughout the 90-minute battle.
October 28, 2006
It mesmerises yet it also bores. It's a fascinating experiment and a frustrating film.
May 26, 2006
The World Cup-winning god of French soccer, Zinedine Zidane, is brought crashing to the ground in Philippe Parreno and Douglas Gordon's ill-conceived documentary Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait.
May 25, 2006
For that narrow cross section of auds passionate about soccer and experimental cinema, docu Zidane, A 21st Century Portrait will rep a masterpiece; for everyone else, pleasure will vary.