Rapid Response

critic Reviews

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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    This sincere and workmanlike documentary about the introduction of medical assistance and safety protocols into the world of American motor racing... is initially engaging, but quickly becomes formally and fatally repetitive.
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    Leslie FelperinGuardian
    The anonymous, off-the-peg score of backing music and flat editing... make this a bit of a slog.
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    Michael A. SmithMediaMikes
    If you're a fan of auto racing, this is a film I highly recommend.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    Rapid Response helps, in a small way, to deglamourise the dangerous thrill of the racetrack.
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    Richard WhittakerAustin Chronicle
    Its microfocus, anecdotal structure, and reliance on archive footage and talking heads, undoubtedly makes this one for the true devotees of motorsports, but they'll not want to miss it.
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    Sarah CartlandCaution Spoilers
    Shocking statistics, spectacular crashes and talking heads make up this film about the development of US motor racing safety. It's initially fascinating and sometimes jaws-dropping, though it's also repetitive and overlong.
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    Edward PorterSunday Times (UK)
    [T]his is a tale that may as well be told.
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    David ParkinsonRadio Times
    [D]ry but informative documentary...
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    Jamie EastThe Sun (UK)
    Powerful stuff, but easily solved - don't drive at 200mph in a sardine can full of petrol.
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    Christopher LloydThe Film Yap
    This sobering but thrilling documentary looks at the evolution of the auto racing medical response teams that grew out of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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