Being Evel

In the history of sports, few names are more recognizable than that of Evel Knievel. Long after the man hung up his famous white leather jumpsuit and rode his Harley into the sunset, his name is still synonymous with the death-defying lifestyle he led. Notoriously brash, bold, and daring, Knievel stared death in the face from the seat of his motorcycle, but few know the larger-than-life story of the boy from Butte, Montana.


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  • ★★★½ review by AvenueDave on Letterboxd

    2018 Movie #45. I think it's got pretty much everything you need to know about Evel! Big focus on his jump over the canyon. Feels like that should be a documentary on its own, if it's not already. Well done. I dig the way the interviewees were set up.

  • ★★★½ review by Matt Thomas on Letterboxd

    A fun documentary about a larger than life, if flawed, man. Great access to all the (still living) players and top drawer archive footage.

  • ★★★★ review by Stu Kirwan on Letterboxd

    If anything it could've done with being a little longer. It covers pretty much the entirety of the man's career (although maybe glossing over his early years a little) with some amazing archival footage and photographs.

  • ★★★½ review by Robert Saucedo on Letterboxd

    Great look at a complex man.

  • ★★★½ review by Kevin Doree on Letterboxd

    He may have been a bit of a jerk, but the Caesar's fountain jump is an indelible childhood memory.

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