Lets get one thing clear from the off..Rush is no Senna, it is also no Days of Thunder either, however it is one of the best movies of the year. Set against the captivating and glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing, Rush portrays the electrifying true story of two of the uppermost rivals the world has ever witnessed--handsome English playboy Hunt and his methodical, astute adversary, Lauda. Taking us into their personal lives on and off the track, Rush follows the two drivers as they push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there is no shortcut to accomplishment and no margin for error. If you make one mistake, you die.
If this were not a true story, one could be forgiven for thinking some of the feats and achievements go too far and are unbelievable, but the fact that it is true makes the film even more fruitful, especially, perhaps, if you have no prior knowledge of the events.
Heart pumping stuff if a little light around the edges especially its portrayal of women in the drivers lives. Sign posted for the main but the rivalry increasingly brings new deeper elements as the story progresses. Daniel Bruhl is incredible as Lauder and comes across as even more arrogant than Hunt at times. But it is in its race sequences that Rush mostly impresses, the attention to detail and those wonderful sound effects. Flawed in its histrionics but gripping none the less!