For longtime fans of Paul Newman, "Winning" provides valuable insight into the sport he loved. For millennials that might be only vaguely familiar with this old-time movie star, it's a lesson in how one should live a life.
Hagiography? Maybe a little, but for fans of the actor, it's a must-see.
The portrait that emerges of Newman is of a decent, cool and low-key guy who preferred racing over acting. In his own words, "the only grace I ever found was in an automobile."
As passionate about its subject as the actor was about driving, Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman provides a fascinating footnote to his distinguished cinematic career.
This energetic film satisfyingly brings viewers up to speed on Newman's remarkably enduring career detour.