Film Review: LE RIDE (USA/France/ New Zealand 2016) ***1/2

Festival Reviews

LE RIDE.jpgIn 1928 an under-resourced and untested team from New Zealand and Australia competed in what is considered to be the toughest sporting event in the world.

Director: Phil Keoghan
Writers: Louise Keoghan, Phil Keoghan
Star: Philip Keoghan

Review by Gilbert Seah
 
With the increasing number of cyclists in Toronto and around the world today, this inspirational film about biking should be of immense interest.

LE RIDE is a film, as the voiceover is quick to emphasize, about people with a big heart and determination. As the saying goes, it is not the size of the dog in a fight but the fight in the dog that matters.

The history: In 1928 an under-resourced and untested team from New Zealand (one Harry Watson) and Australia (3 Australians) competed in what is considered to be the toughest sporting event in the world. Many considered the entry of these courageous underdogs, racing…

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