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  1. McOpinionated's rating of the film The Challenge

    Captivating, and does not suffer from the odd fast-forwarding.

  2. guillermo's rating of the film The Challenge

    Why wasn´t Diego Maradona in this crazy film? Beautiful moments, shocking images. The eye of the beholder barely saved this footage about luxury and arabian nights. It´s just an orgy of money.

  3. incedw's rating of the film The Challenge

    Billy Casper never had it so good....

  4. Isaac's rating of the film The Challenge

    Com imagens deslumbrantes da opulência de sheiks do Catar, este documentário evita ser invasivo, com pouquíssimos diálogos presentes e nenhuma entrevista individual ou coletiva. Há temas interessantíssimos presentes: o contraste da tradição e a tecnologia moderna, a alienação da ultra-elite da vivência com outras classes, os rituais exclusivamente masculinos, e além. Um deslumbre do surreal presente na realidade.

  5. Empire345's rating of the film The Challenge

    Fascinating, a deep sense of esthetic and a perfect soundrack, a true revelation

  6. Kevin Matthews's rating of the film The Challenge

    Excessive wealth, expensive toys, beautiful vistas, and falconry. The Challenge has all of this and more, not needing subtitles as viewers are given a peek into the lives of some very rich sheiks. Slight, but fascinating nonetheless.

  7. dmol's rating of the film The Challenge

    Fantastic visually, but exactly because of it I kept craving for more information and insight. I would've settled for at least a couple of sentences - it could've stayed as poetic, but it would've offered at least a look into their psyche.

  8. DebraM's rating of the film The Challenge

  9. Mike Jempson's rating of the film The Challenge

    By turns mesmerising and revolting. How the other half lives - is the what they mean by the idle rich?

  10. captainfez's rating of the film The Challenge

    TFW you realise someone's pet birds fly a better class of jet than you ever will.

  11. nedjma's rating of the film The Challenge

    Empty of any style: looks like an advertisement for Lamborghini - which perhaps it is. All that is interesting disappeared: the expatriates from asia who serve this golden elites, falconnery as an emblem of prestige, relations of power between the big tribal families competing for symbolic domination through animal sports. And we find ourselves looking to the lives of this elite through their complaisant eyes.

  12. Max Seqgar's rating of the film The Challenge

    Visuals speak louder than words! It's a bit shallow though... seems Ancarani was not allowed so much access after all.

  13. Conor M's rating of the film The Challenge

    A beautiful film about wealth, masculinity and power over nature: man with a cheetah in a Lamborghini, man with falcons in a Gulfstream private jet, fleets of Toyota Landcruisers tearing up the dunes, Hells Angels with no helmets on bikes whose chromework has been replaced by gold plating. What a shower they are.

  14. chloe's rating of the film The Challenge

    I don't know about its merits as a film but it would make a great screensaver

  15. Juan Javier's rating of the film The Challenge

  16. Superfrog's rating of the film The Challenge

    Boys with toys make for a dull plot. Interesting window on a different world without enough interest to justify the otherwise good photography.

  17. dionysus67's rating of the film The Challenge

    Another reviewer rightly pointed to the simulacrum. Indeed, this initially mesmerizing and hyperreal depiction of an all-male universe captures well the self-referential rituals in a bizarre osmosis of hyperconsumption and tradition. The film, for all its merits, runs dry halfway through the exhaustion of its theme. Anthropologically revealing, cinematically unsure of its intentions. Recommended though.

  18. Juliet Casella's rating of the film The Challenge

  19. Shane Ewen's rating of the film The Challenge

    ‪Contains wonderful tracking shots from a falcon's POV, vivid colors & the juxtaposition of nature and modern technology. An excellent thick description of Qatari sheikh masculinity.‬

  20. Chiara's rating of the film The Challenge

  21. Peregrine's rating of the film The Challenge

    What do you do when you are extremely rich, living in the desert? You get a jeep, you get a falcon, you call up your buddies. Surreal, wonderful images!

  22. Paul's rating of the film The Challenge

    Beautiful and painful to watch. All that human emptiness and absence of purpose. Nothing money can buy.

  23. Manu Penttilä's rating of the film The Challenge

    A very stylish and beautiful documentary about crazy-rich young Qatari sheiks and their hobbies. Doesn't include much dialogue, but keeps your eyes glued to the screen.

  24. luisxavier's rating of the film The Challenge

    Loved it a lot. Great surprise.

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