Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans

Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans

Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans

Documentary delves into previously-unseen behind-the-scenes footage to tell the tale of Hollywood legend Steve McQueen and his desire to make "the ultimate racing picture". While the production of Le Mans was torturous, and the critical and commercial response disappointing, it is still regarded as one of the most authentic motorsport films ever made.

"‘If we are going to do this, we are going to do it right. No bullshit, no clever twists. It has to be pure and about one race - Le Mans.’ By 1970, Steve McQueen ruled Hollywood. Hot off the back of classics like The Thomas Crown Affair and Bullitt he could do no wrong. Now the aspiring mogul and racing fanatic could do the movie that was his life’s passion. The making of the film changed his life forever. Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans interweaves stunning newly discovered footage and voice recordings with original interviews. It is the true story of how a cinema legend would risk almost everything in pursuit of his dream." (Cannes Film Festival)

2015Rating: M102 minsFrance
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Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Comes across as a portrait of the artist as a spoiled jerk, albeit a jerk whose charisma cannot be denied, and whose artistic ambitions elicit grudging admiration.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Engrossingly intimate documentary.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

One comes out of this fragmentary documentary about the King Of Cool’s passion for motor racing liking him much less than one did going in.

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