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Being Evel

In the history of sports, few names are more recognizable than that of Evel Knievel. Being Evel tells the real story behind the myth of 1970s American daredevil icon and pioneer for todays Extreme Sports scene Robert 'Evel' Knievel and his legacy.
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Butler's Cinema Scene
August 28, 2015 Oscar-winning director Daniel Junge chronicles the man's life and lasting influence through a plethora of hair-raising news footage and the memories of those who knew him, hated him, and still revere him.
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Laramie Movie Scope
December 26, 2015 Directed by Daniel Junge and produced by stunt star and actor Johnny Knoxville, who also acts as a narrator and host (also a producer) this isn't just a documentary, it is a tribute, even though it doesn't shy away from showing Evel's dark side.
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ColeSmithey.com
August 29, 2015 Cultural identifiers don't come any bigger, meaner, or influential than Evel (nee Robert Craig) Knievel.
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RogerEbert.com
August 21, 2015 It doesn't illuminate the guy's character beyond what's obvious. Nor does it bestow much depth upon Knievel.
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New York Times
August 20, 2015 "Being Evel" largely nails his story.
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Variety
August 20, 2015 Even if Daniel Junge's documentary falls a bit short of its goal, it deserves points for trying.
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One Guy's Opinion
September 03, 2015 An entertaining film that's both a revealing profile of the man and a thought-provoking reflection on his broader cultural significance.
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Detroit News
August 21, 2015 "Being Evel" treads a fine line, making it clear that its subject was a heroic symbol of his times and a clear sports innovator while also acknowledging - and there's no getting around this - that the guy was a huge jerk.
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New York Magazine/Vulture
August 22, 2015 There was a real darkness there - behind the American flags and the fringed jackets and the fireworks - and Being Evel, to its credit, isn't afraid to face it.
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Los Angeles Times
August 20, 2015 A savvy documentary that gives the granddaddy of extreme sports his due while gauging the national climate that welcomed his shrewdly timed arrival.
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Eye for Film
August 31, 2015 This is very much a warts and all portrait, but in the process it brings us much closer to its subject, feeds a depth of appreciation many fans of those stunt shows will not have felt before.
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Epoch Times
May 22, 2016 Junge assembled some spectacularly dramatic and telling footage that evokes an era that is no so long ago, but feels so very far away.
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