Rush (2013)

Two-time Academy Award (R) winner Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon) teams once again with two-time Academy Award (R)-nominated writer Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen) on Rush, a spectacular big-screen re-creation of the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 27, 2013
DVD Release Date: January 28, 2014
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A sleek, slick, well-oiled machine, Rush is a finely crafted sports drama with exhilarating race sequences and strong performances from Chris Hemsworth and Daniel BrŁhl.

Dave McGinn
Globe and Mail

An entertaining movie with two solid performances that only occasionally stalls because of its sometimes heavy-handed treatment of Hunt and Lauda's differences.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

If you don't already know the story of that season, lucky you; even now, it exerts a ridiculous thrill.

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

While it has its moments of sentimentality, the film as a whole is rather shallow and fails to capture the soul of either man.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Considering the subject matter, Rush delivers the expected visceral jolts; what's surprising is how endearing it is, even when its two protagonists are behaving like little more than boys with very fast toys.

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Dana Stevens

Rush is an outsize Hollywood spectacle about two outsize personalities in conflict, a sleekly assembled thrill machine that makes up in excitement for what it lacks in nuance.

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Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Metro (UK)

This thrilling drama is no more for petrol-heads only than Titanic is solely of interest to historic ship enthusiasts.

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Wesley Morris

The script is another Peter Morgan special. Like, say, The Queen and Frost/Nixon, it's a speculative duet built around a moment of newsworthiness.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

Rush is not a particularly deep film. But more importantly, it is not a film that mistakes itself for deep. And this self-knowledge makes Rush, in some ways, a wiser film than many that aspire to loftier goals.

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J. Olson

Nearly as narratively compelling as it is viscerally thrilling, "Rush" is Howard's most efficient film since "Apollo 13."

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Again its another title that doesn't really come across too well for me, is there a reason behind this? I'm guessing there must be because on its own… More
Sanjaya 丘耀文
A superb drama by Ron Howard about rivalry between two greatest F1 racer in history, James Hunt vs Niki Lauda.. And to tell you the truth, I'm kinda amazed… More
Christopher Heim
Knew nothing of Formula 1 racing going in, but this adrenaline-fueled drama from Ron Howard (Apollo 13, Cinderella Man) benefits greatly from the absolutely… More
Dan Schultz
A supremely entertaining adrenaline charged film about two rival Formula One racers (Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Bruhl), and how each battled each other in the mid… More
Drake Tsui
Absolutely riveting, Rush pits two drivers with polar personalities against one another but manages to have the audience cheer for both sides equally as their… More
Manu Gino
Everyone's driven by something. Very Good Film! The camera work is spectacular, none less so than with some very creative angles of the beautifully… More