Rush

Rush

Rush

Director Ron Howard (Apollo 13) explores the ego-driven, high-risk/high-reward world of 1970s Formula One racing in this true story chronicling the rivalry between Niki Lauda and James Hunt. Daniel Brühl (Inglourious Basterds) is the clinical Austrian Lauda, while Chris Hemsworth (Thor) is British playboy Hunt. Co-stars Olivia Wilde and Natalie Dormer, from the writer of The Queen and Frost/Nixon.

While Lauda may have become Formula One World Champion by a massive margin in 1975, the following year saw a fierce competition commence between the defending champ and Hunt from the very first Grand Prix. Over the course of 1976, every race would see the pair scrap it out on and off the track, and even a horrific, theoretically unsurvivable crash proved no match for their rivalry. The two men were locked in a struggle to reach the pinnacle of motor racing during one of its most glamorous eras.

Best Editing, BAFTAs 2014
2013Rating: R13, Violence, offensive language, sex scenes and content that may disturb123 minsUSA, Germany, UKEnglish
BiographyDramaSportTrue Story & Biography
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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

flicks

Ron Howard’s Rush is an exuberant, diverting dramatisation of the legendary rivalry between Formula One racers James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) over the course of the fateful Grand Prix season of 1976. Its combo of hair-raising behind-the-wheel action, heated off-track controversies and stormy relationship soap is hardly earth-shattering stuff, but Howard and writer Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon) do squeeze sufficient dramatic tension out of the opponents’ wildly different temperaments, while acknowledging their shared sense of purpose and conviction.

4.0
0

Great Ron Howard Flick

Wasn't expecting much here, but caught this on DVD a couple of weeks ago & was pleasantly surprised, Hemsworth perfectly captures the reckless nature of Hunt ... & what could have been a clumsy attempt to capture his rivalry with Lauda is handled with real skill (including some great race sequences) by Howard. Do rent/buy/download if you haven't seen...

4.0
0

Compelling viewing

I watched this the other night and didn't have big expectations. Boy was I surprised by mid way thru the third act I was sitting up and riveted to the screen, driving scenes were extremely exciting and visually its quite epic. Totally recommend to others.

4.0
0

Great film

Much, much better than I thought it would be. The action scenes are as good as you'd imagine, but it's the relationship of the two leads that carry the film. Touching, tense, funny and smart - I definitely recommend it.

4.0
0

Rush

Rush isn't the triumph critics are praising it as, but it's still a thoroughly enjoyable sports movie. The two lead performances are excellent. Chris Hemsworth is one of the most likeable actors, and he nails it as James Hunt, the cocky world champion race car driver who plays for the thrill of staring death in the face. Daniel Bruhl, known for his roll as...

3.0
0

Great for him & her

Went and saw this on date night, it was well worth it! Great storyline, action & eye candy :) Would recomend this movie to everyone. Best movie I've seen in a long time.

5.0
0

Great rivalry

Great racing Awesome acting while is not action packed the car races are thrilling. The love, hate, respect these two great racers had for each other comes across on screen.

4.0
0

Faithful to the period

Sure the tension was juiced up between Hunt & Lauda (believe they were good friends from pre F1 days) this film delivers and as a motorsport follower really impressed with the detail and behind the racing story line. I see an Oscar or two coming this films way.

5.0
0

Takes Pole Position

A great rivalry captured between two great drivers. Portrayed with artistic flare and a combination of clever narration and good mix of action, suspense and sex appeal. This movie serves as a great memorial and biography to two great drivers that have helped to mould what F1 has become today. A must watch for any sports fan, racing fan. Far more captivating...

5.0
0

The drive of winners

A story, like many others about those who achieve outstanding success, that is captivating at the least. In this case, you can't help but enjoy.

4.0
0

Review

Best movie I have seen this year and maybe in a long long time

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Variety

Variety

press

Not just one of the great racing movies of all time, but a virtuoso feat of filmmaking in its own right, elevated by two of the year’s most compelling performances.

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Total Film

Total Film

press

Utterly gripping. Aided by two punchy lead turns, an Oscar-worthy script and stunning in-car footage, Howard’s race film delivers top-gear drama. A piston- and heart-pumping triumph.

5.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Rush is fast, slippery, stormy and dangerous.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Mr. Howard doesn't just want you to crawl inside a Formula One racecar, he also wants you to crawl inside its driver's head.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

What Rush has to offer is a great human drama, two dangerously talented men pushing each other to risky victory and a superb script, delivered with some mastery by Hemsworth and Brühl.

4.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Comes mightily prepackaged, with pat, telling romantic arcs for both protagonists, and a summarizing conversation where they reveal what they’ve learned... still a tremendous thrill-ride.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl excel as, respectively, British wild man and hedonist James Hunt and Austrian by-the-books tactician Niki Lauda.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It rarely deviates from formula, but Rush wins big, delivering the most exciting F1 footage created for film.

4.0
0
Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

flicks

Ron Howard’s Rush is an exuberant, diverting dramatisation of the legendary rivalry between Formula One racers James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) over the course of the fateful Grand Prix season of 1976. Its combo of hair-raising behind-the-wheel action, heated off-track controversies and stormy relationship soap is hardly earth-shattering stuff, but Howard and writer Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon) do squeeze sufficient dramatic tension out of the opponents’ wildly different temperaments, while acknowledging their shared sense of purpose and conviction.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Not just one of the great racing movies of all time, but a virtuoso feat of filmmaking in its own right, elevated by two of the year’s most compelling performances.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Utterly gripping. Aided by two punchy lead turns, an Oscar-worthy script and stunning in-car footage, Howard’s race film delivers top-gear drama. A piston- and heart-pumping triumph.

5.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Rush is fast, slippery, stormy and dangerous.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Mr. Howard doesn't just want you to crawl inside a Formula One racecar, he also wants you to crawl inside its driver's head.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

What Rush has to offer is a great human drama, two dangerously talented men pushing each other to risky victory and a superb script, delivered with some mastery by Hemsworth and Brühl.

4.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Comes mightily prepackaged, with pat, telling romantic arcs for both protagonists, and a summarizing conversation where they reveal what they’ve learned... still a tremendous thrill-ride.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl excel as, respectively, British wild man and hedonist James Hunt and Austrian by-the-books tactician Niki Lauda.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It rarely deviates from formula, but Rush wins big, delivering the most exciting F1 footage created for film.

4.0
0

Great Ron Howard Flick

Wasn't expecting much here, but caught this on DVD a couple of weeks ago & was pleasantly surprised, Hemsworth perfectly captures the reckless nature of Hunt ... & what could have been a clumsy attempt to capture his rivalry with Lauda is handled with real skill (including some great race sequences) by Howard. Do rent/buy/download if you haven't seen...

4.0
0

Compelling viewing

I watched this the other night and didn't have big expectations. Boy was I surprised by mid way thru the third act I was sitting up and riveted to the screen, driving scenes were extremely exciting and visually its quite epic. Totally recommend to others.

4.0
0

Great film

Much, much better than I thought it would be. The action scenes are as good as you'd imagine, but it's the relationship of the two leads that carry the film. Touching, tense, funny and smart - I definitely recommend it.

4.0
0

Rush

Rush isn't the triumph critics are praising it as, but it's still a thoroughly enjoyable sports movie. The two lead performances are excellent. Chris Hemsworth is one of the most likeable actors, and he nails it as James Hunt, the cocky world champion race car driver who plays for the thrill of staring death in the face. Daniel Bruhl, known for his roll...

3.0
0

Great for him & her

Went and saw this on date night, it was well worth it! Great storyline, action & eye candy :) Would recomend this movie to everyone. Best movie I've seen in a long time.

5.0
0

Great rivalry

Great racing Awesome acting while is not action packed the car races are thrilling. The love, hate, respect these two great racers had for each other comes across on screen.

4.0
0

Faithful to the period

Sure the tension was juiced up between Hunt & Lauda (believe they were good friends from pre F1 days) this film delivers and as a motorsport follower really impressed with the detail and behind the racing story line. I see an Oscar or two coming this films way.

5.0
0

Takes Pole Position

A great rivalry captured between two great drivers. Portrayed with artistic flare and a combination of clever narration and good mix of action, suspense and sex appeal. This movie serves as a great memorial and biography to two great drivers that have helped to mould what F1 has become today. A must watch for any sports fan, racing fan. Far more...

5.0
0

The drive of winners

A story, like many others about those who achieve outstanding success, that is captivating at the least. In this case, you can't help but enjoy.

4.0
0

Review

Best movie I have seen this year and maybe in a long long time

0