Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans

Directed by John McKenna and Gabriel Clarke

Starring Steve McQueen

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.


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  • ★★★★★ review by Anthony Nesbitt on Letterboxd

    'This is the guts'.

  • ★★★½ review by Paco McCullough on Letterboxd

    A pretty incredible tale of Hollywood hubris and filmmaking run amok, this documentary follows McQueen's attempt to make the ultimate racing movie. The troubles of the production ruined many lives, and it really is a fascinating tale. However, it feels as though the producers padded the runtime with subplots that aren't really relevant to the story they are telling. Worth a watch for fans of motorracing or McQueen.

  • ★★★½ review by cinemacide on Letterboxd

    Despite some general indulgences, The Man & Le Mans does paint a solid portrait of a complicated film and complicated person.

  • ★★★★★ review by The warriors coney island on Letterboxd

    What can i say about this icon? McQueen is someone i got to know by my father who was, and still is a movie fanatic.

    He thought me a lot on movies and immediately i admired this actor.

    Since 'the towering inferno' he can not do anything wrong for me - and of course this documentary is top.

    McQueen sad: 'life is racing, everything before and after is just waiting'.

    I think he was a good person but a little bit psychopatic, loved women, loved action and you didn't want to mess with him.

    We could use more people like him nowadays - in this documentary he says that 'injustice' makes him mad.

    I loved him earlier on and it is a sad thing that he passed away at 50, although he lived many lives.

    RIP Steve!!!

  • ★★★★ review by Chris Campbell on Letterboxd

    A documentary about the struggles Steve McQueen had to create a film about racing without a script and the toll it took on him and the people around him. Some great footage providing the context for the film and the story that never really digs too deep into everything, but it's a fascinating look at how things come together and work when egos and filmmaking are combined.

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