Steve McQueen: American Icon Review

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Steve McQueen: American Icon is a riveting documentary that tells the life story of the famed Hollywood actor Steve McQueen and how he gave his life to Christ.

Steve McQueen’s name is synonymous with the word “cool,” and for many years the iconic actor who starred in films such as Bullitt, The Magnificent Seven and The Great Escape, was the highest-paid star in Hollywood. On the surface McQueen had everything he could want – fame, cars, homes, and more money than he could spend in a lifetime. However, few people knew that late in his life McQueen began a spiritual journey that led to his embrace of the Christian faith.

Follow an avid fan of the actor, Pastor Greg Laurie, as he hits the road in his mint Mustang, traveling the country in search of the true, untold story of McQueen’s redemption-filled final chapters.

This expertly produced documentary is narrated by Gary Sinise and features interviews with Barbara Minty McQueen (Steve’s wife), Mel Gibson and stuntman Stan Barrett, as well as his biographer, actors Barbara Leigh, Mel Novak, his pastor and the pilots who taught Steve to fly. Also featured through the film is Steve’s last interview where he talks about his faith.

Right from the start the production quality draws you in, and the story is told at the right pace to keep you gripped, interspersed with interviews that candidly tells Steve’s story. It is an emotional story of hardship, abandonment and pain, a story of fame and ultimately a story of redemption.

This is definitely a must see film for fans of Steve McQueen and film buffs. This film is one of the best produced and edited documentaries that really takes you on Steve’s journey. It will have people coming away thinking about who Jesus is, which is what Steve wanted to do, before he died he wanted to tell people about Jesus and this film achieves that for him.

This is a truly gripping and riveting film, that is an amazing and fitting tribute to the Hollywood icon.

Summary

Steve McQueen: American Icon is a riveting documentary that tells the life story of the famed Hollywood actor Steve McQueen and how he gave his life to Christ. This is a truly gripping and riveting film, that is an amazing and fitting tribute to the Hollywood icon.
8

Brilliant

Richard Smith is the founder of The Christian Film Review. His passion is to generate a buzz about Christian film and get people informed and excited about Christian films, showcasing the alternatives that in this day in age are a light in the darkness of what society is promoting.

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