Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Kevin Feige:
My Movie Life

The Marvel supremo's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Reviews
STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
Unmissable 5 Stars
Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
Poor 2 Stars
Tragic 1 Star

POSTER ART
Click poster to enlarge
More posters to select

FILM DETAILS
Certificate
TBC
Cast
Guy Martin
Ian Hutchinson
John McGuinness.
Directors
Richard De Aragues.
Screenwriters
Running Time
100 minutes

LATEST FILM REVIEWS
Ida
4 Star Empire Rating
Night Will Fall
4 Star Empire Rating
Grand Piano
3 Star Empire Rating
20,000 Days On Earth
4 Star Empire Rating
Manuscripts Don't Burn
3 Star Empire Rating



5 STAR REVIEWS
Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari, The
5 Star Empire Rating
Two Days, One Night
5 Star Empire Rating
Some Like It Hot
5 Star Empire Rating
A Hard Day's Night
5 Star Empire Rating
Boyhood
5 Star Empire Rating

TT3D: Closer to the Edge
Vroom with a view


submit to reddit


Plot
Every year the world's top bikers assemble on the Isle of Man to race for the prestigious title 'King of the Mountain'. Among them, as this documentary records, is maverick Midlander Guy Martin who arrives determined to overhaul reigning champion John McGuinness...


Review
TT3D: Closer to the Edge
Browse more images »
Billed as the world’s first 3D sports movie, that third dimension is really just window dressing on a motorbiking doc that’d be exhilarating in only two. The Isle Of Man TT is pure cinema — an insane blur of leather and machines that claims several lives every year — and director Richard De Aragues shows the bikers in their fearless element. Local boy Conor Cummins, remorseless champion John McGuinness and softly spoken newbie Ian Hutchinson all vie to become ‘King Of The Mountain’, but it’s the Wolverine-chopped maverick Guy Martin who’s the star of the show. As the bikers career through tiny villages at 200mph, there’s so little margin for error they may as well be podracing through Emmerdale. It all makes for a motorsports movie you don’t need to be a petrolhead to enjoy.


Verdict
Rev up those whiteknuckle thrillride clichés, you're going to need them.


Reviewed by Phil de Semlyen

Write Your Review
To write your review please login or register.

Your Reviews

Average user rating for TT3D: Closer to the Edge
Empire Star Rating

Not just for gear heads

Saw this last night. I only have a passing interest in bikes/TT but it is proper good. Great use of 3D, & Guy Martin is hilarious. Top bombin' ... More

Empire User Rating

Posted by jamesjewell1983 at 14:03, 25 April 2011 | Report This Post


Not just for gear heads

Saw this last night. I only have a passing interest in bikes/TT but it is proper good. Great use of 3D, & Guy Martin is hilarious. Top bombin' ... More

Empire User Rating

Posted by jamesjewell1983 at 14:03, 25 April 2011 | Report This Post


SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's Epic Interstellar Subscribers' Cover
The countdown begins to Christopher Nolan's sci-fi masterpiece

The Future Of Film: Your Favourite Movie WIll Be Crowdfunded
Click here to donate

The Empire Podcast #128: Interviews With Sir Roger Moore And George MacKay
Plus we say goodbye to Richard Kiel and the British Expendables are assembled...

Shut Up, World! Gary Busey Is Talking!
Strap yourselves in and meet a true Hollywood original.

Classic Feature: Gods Among Us - Paul Newman
A cat so cool he makes Steve McQueen look geeky.

The Future Of Film: There’ll Be An Oscar For Performance Capture
And the Academy Award goes to...

The Boxtrolls Interviews: The Cast And Crew On Laika's Latest
Sir Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning and more talk stop-motion

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)