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  • Summary: McConkey is an examination of the legacy of Shane McConkey, pioneer of freeskiing and ski-BASE jumping.
  • Director: David Zieff
  • Genre(s): Adventure, Biography, Sport, Documentary
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Runtime: 100 min
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Oct 7, 2013
    80
    A thrill-stuffed sports doc whose daredevil subject will quickly endear himself even to viewers who've never heard his name.
  2. Reviewed by: Sherrie Li
    Oct 8, 2013
    70
    The documentary neatly lays out all the events leading to March 2009 in the Dolomites, from his early days of struggling to find his place in the world to discovering the extreme sports that would shoot him to fame.
  3. Reviewed by: Martin Tsai
    Oct 10, 2013
    70
    Witnessing him defy long odds, gravity and death is a thrill; even the uninitiated should find his unresolved father complex of interest.
  4. Reviewed by: Nicole Herrington
    Oct 10, 2013
    70
    It’s not about why he was such a thrill-seeking risk-taker but about appreciating his success in living life on his own terms.
  5. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Oct 8, 2013
    60
    McConkey is simultaneously engaging and frustratingly superficial.