Rush (2013)

logoDirector: Ron Howard

Writer: Peter Morgan (Screenplay)

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Bruhl, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara, Pierfrancesco Favino, David Calder, Natalie Dormer, Stephen Magan, Christian McKay, Alistair Petrie


Plot: The story of James Hunt (Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Bruhl) rise and rivalry in Formula One, One that will never be forgotten and has gone down in history as the fiercest in the sports history. We follow both drivers careers from small time Formula Three to the struggles to make it Formula One until they both get the drives for the big teams proving to the world how good they both are leading to the epic title chase in the 1976 season.


Verdict: A brilliant biopic story of two racing greats

Story: Historical sports dramas are sometimes difficult to give the full justice too. We see how each of them get into racing, challenge their personal lives to get there and what more can you say about the racing scenes breath taking. The fans who were lucky enough to see the excitement unfold live would know the story but for those who didn’t you get a real feel for it. (10/10)


Actor Review: Chris Hemsworth – James Hunt, the cocky ladies’ man of racing. Hemsworth is brilliant in the role with perfect accent and charm the character was. (9/10)


Actor Review: Daniel Bruhl – Niki Lauda the straight to the point driver who suffers his horrific injury before making an early comeback to make the title race go down the final corner. Star Performance Award (10/10)


Director Review: Ron Howard – Brilliant direction to recreate some of the scenes from fateful crashes as well as the rivalry between two legends of racing. (10/10)


Action: The race scenes are full of action. (9/10)

Drama: Great drama to show how the two driver’s mutual respect drove them to their limits. (10/10)

Special Effects: Great special effects for the races. (10/10)

Believability: It is a true story and what a story it is. (10/10)

Chances of Tears: You could have a few. (5/10)

Settings: The race setting a brilliantly put together to create a real feel about the time. (9/10)

Suggestion: Whether you like sport or not, you have to see this because it is about two people achieving everything even after one suffers an injury that could kill others and you will not see a display of determination from another person. (Watch)


Best Part: The Races scenes

Action Scene Of The Film: Final race scene

Favourite Quote: Niki Lauda ‘A wise man can learn more from his enemies than a fool from his friends.’

Oscar Chances: Shamefully snub by the academy.

Chances of Sequel: No

Similar Too: Senna (Formula One story)


Overall: Brilliant, Breath taking Wonderful

Rating 97

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