When NFL superstar Barry Sanders vanished at the height of his career, he left the NFL world in shock. He was still in his prime, chasing the all-time NFL rushing record when he boarded a flight to England and never stepped foot on the field again. Now, 24 years later, Barry retraces his steps through the streets of London to finally confront the mystery.
Uploaded by: FREEMAN November 27, 2023 at 06:52 AM
I'm a diehard NFL fan, I watch every game on TV, and I grew up in the golden era of running backs with Emmitt Smith and Barry Sanders. I've always considered Sanders the best running back in NFL history. I HATED the fact that he retired early and always questioned why. I had heard rumors, and this movie basically verified them. The reveal was not revolutionary but did clean some things up. The true reason to watch the film is to revive the feeling I had when I watched Sanders in the first place. His brilliance on the field is and always will be unmatched. He could make a 1-yard loss look like the best play ever. A very good movie for football fans to savor.
Reviewed by jmy-343208 / 10
Retired in his prime?
This was a pretty good documentary and it's great to hear directly from the man himself about why he retired and why he did it the way he did.
One of the only things that bothered me is how they kept speaking as if he had many good years left to play at that level, but he was 31 when he retired. Anybody who knows anything about professional football knows that a running back who turns 31 is nearing the end of his career. This is especially true of quick, shifty guys like Barry Sanders.
Do I know that he wouldn't have been the exception to the rule, able to keep taking rushing titles after his 35th birthday? Of course not, he was a tremendous athlete. We can never know.
It was still a very enjoyable documentary, and is a must-see for any fans of Barry Sanders, the Lions, and the NFL.
Reviewed by magpie17179 / 10
This is a great movie. I only gave it a 9 (instead of 10) because that garbage J. Hill is so prominent in the movie. Otherwise, fantastic. I grew up during this time and have always been a huge football fan. Even though I am a lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan and Emmett was our guy when Sanders was playing, I have always respected Barry Sanders for his abilities and what he was able to accomplish. Although I, along with so many others at the time, could not understand why he walked away when he did, I now understand so much more and have such a great respect for him. He was an amazing athlete and is a very humble man.