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The World's Fastest Indian
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. From childhood, Munro had a passion for machines that moved fast, and when he was 21 he bought his first motorcycle, an Indian model with a 600 cc engine. Motorcycles became an obsession that stayed with Munro for the rest of his life, as he constantly tinkered with his beloved Indian machine, modifying the engine and frame, determined to see just how fast… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This compelling fact-based story is [Donaldson's] best effort in years."
‑ Joshua Katzman, Chicago Reader
"The World's Fastest Indian might be the world's worst title for a charming, slice-of-life biopic starring Anthony Hopkins."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Anthony Hopkins gives an eccentric performance in his second film with Roger Donaldson."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Movie does not try to turn elderly speedster Burt Munro into melodrama but simply allows his astounding achievements to speak for themselves."
‑ Louis Proyect,
"It creaks and splutters all the way, but Hopkins' charm keeps it chugging along steadily."
‑ Steve Rose, Guardian
"It takes a while to adjust to this amiable film's languorous tempo but you might find it's worth the wait."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"The World's Fastest Indian is an old-fashioned feel-good movie."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Hopkins' joyous romp is a little slow for kids."
‑ Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
"An old-fashioned, consummate feelgood flick and a valedictory to eccentric, stubborn old coots everywhere."
‑ Leigh Singer, Film4
"This codger has a libido, which distinguishes him from most of the seniors in the movies."
‑ Jason Anderson, Arts
"For a film that's ultimately about speed, it could use a little more zip."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"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."
‑ Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle
"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.""
‑ Nick Rogers,
"It's hard not to like Hopkins' Burt Munro, which means it's hard not to like The World's Fastest Indian."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Sweet but syrupy and formulaic."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
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