Bleacher Report selected a compelling, timely subject for its first entry into the sports documentary space, Vick. The story of Michael Vick is a classic rise and fall narrative, one seemingly ideal for a 30 for 30 type of treatment.
That’s clearly what Bleacher Report is going for here, more than a biopic-type film that we might see from a HBO Sports production. But while B/R picked a notable figure for its first documentary, it might have been a bit hasty with that choice. There isn’t really enough distance from actual events to tell a complete story here, which is what often makes these types of films feel satisfying and thought-provoking.
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