The World's Fastest Indian
The World's Fastest Indian (2005)

The true story of a man who never gave up on his dreams of doing something big -- and doing it very, very fast -- provides the basis for this engaging comedy drama. Burt Munro (Anthony Hopkins) was born in 1899 in Invercargill, New Zealand.… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 15, 2005
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Overcomes its formulaic storyline thanks to Anthony Hopkins' warm and endearing portrayal of an age-defying thrill seeker.

Joshua Katzman
Chicago Reader

This compelling fact-based story is [Donaldson's] best effort in years.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

The World's Fastest Indian might be the world's worst title for a charming, slice-of-life biopic starring Anthony Hopkins.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Anthony Hopkins gives an eccentric performance in his second film with Roger Donaldson.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

It takes a while to adjust to this amiable film's languorous tempo but you might find it's worth the wait.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

The World's Fastest Indian is an old-fashioned feel-good movie.

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Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

Hopkins' joyous romp is a little slow for kids.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

For a film that's ultimately about speed, it could use a little more zip.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

The film may be cutesy-poo for some tastes, and there isn't much nail-chewing suspense in Burt's pursuit or his lighthearted subjugation of everyone he meets. But man and "motor-sickle" sneaked up and beguiled me, so all I could do was hop on.

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Nick Rogers
Suite101.com

Ambushing audiences isn't easy for an actor like Anthony Hopkins, from whom we've come to expect shouting routines. But he propels this biopic past familiar fish-out-of-water beats with a vibrant, wily, unpredictable joie de vivre not seen since "Nixon."

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Cassandra Maples
took a look at this film with a slightly wary eye, the title being rather ambiguous and misleading initially. I nearly passed it by to watch one of the many… More
Mike S
Decent, but a bit too long and slow-paced for my taste. Great acting as always by Anthony Hopkins though.
Alex roy
The World's Fastest Indian is yet another well done feel good movie. The film tells the story of Burt Munro who seeked to break a land speed record on his… More
Bruce Bruce
How Does Anthpny Hopkins fit any part so well, A Great Movie about racing on the salt flats. Looking to add this one to my collection.
KJ Proulx
The world's fastest Indian is a bit dull for most of the film, but when it reaches it's great lines and high points it is brilliant. This film grabbed… More
Gordon A
Sugar sweet old fashioned tale of triumph against the odds. Suspend your disbelief long enough and it might bring a tear to your eye.

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