Top positive review
Triumph and Tragedy.
25 February 2019
This is an exceptional film about the legendary Dunlop road racing family.
It both shines a broad light on their incredible talents, grit, determination and bravery and also shows in heart-breaking spotlight, the stark truths of road racing.
Few documentary films have made me cry with joy and grief so frequently and so uncontrollably.
I followed "Yer Maun" from being a teenager. in the 80s He's one of the men that made me want to ride bikes in the first place -so I knew his story fairly well, but this film showed me even more of the man and furthermore, something of his character that added even more to his god-like status.
Robert Dunlop and sons are no less extraordinary.
I'm not going to talk about the story, even if it is more than well known, because a review shouldn't give anything away. If you're reading this review because you want to know if it's worth watching. IT'S WORTH WATCHING. Just maybe watch it on your own. (I'm occasionally mocked by my girlfriend for getting a slightly teary eye and I proper blubbed like a little girl through some of this).
Liam Neeson does a sterling job of narration. The music is apt and the editing is thoughtful.
The King is dead. Long live the King.