Academy Award® winner RON HOWARD (A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13) teams once again with Academy Award®-nominated writer PETER MORGAN (Frost/Nixon, Last king of Scotland) on Rush, a fast-paced and spectacular re-creation of the merciless and legendary 1970s Formula 1 rivalry between gifted English playboy James Hunt (CHRIS HEMSWORTH of The Avengers, Thor) and his disciplined Austrian opponent, Niki Lauda (DANIEL BRÜHL of Inglourious Basterds, The Bourne Ultimatum). Set against the sexy and glamorous golden age of racing, Rush portrays the exhilarating true story of the charismatic Hunt and the methodically brilliant Lauda, two of the greatest rivals the world of sports has ever witnessed. Taking us into their personal lives and clashes on and off the Grand Prix racetrack, Rush follows the two drivers as they push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there is no shortcut to victory and no margin for error.
Certainly an appropriate heading......from start to finish it is indeed an adrenaline rush. The film tells the 'true' story of the on and off track rivalry between track legends 'James Hunt' and 'Niki Lauda' Playboy 'James Hunt' lives his life in the fast-lane, his on-track driving reflecting his personality. 'Niki Lauda' is knowledgeable about the workings of his rides on the track, his actions on the race track both deliberate and methodical. The film follows both drivers lives on and off the track, the rivalry between the two almost certainly led to 'Niki Lauda's' near-fatal crash in the German Grand-Prix 1976 His courage returning to the track the same season was driven by the determination to try and stop his rival claiming the championship. I think possibly if but eventually they had a mutual respect for each other. The film is without question both exciting and intense, it will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout. Great casting....'Chris Hemsworth' as 'James Hunt' and 'Daniel Bru'hl' as 'Niki Lauda' It's a brilliant movie that warrants it's acclaim, quite simply 'A MUST SEE' Great visual content and superb sound quality on board (Blu-Ray) Special features : *Deleted scenes. *The real story of Rush. *Race for the chequered flag. *The making of Rush.
Ron Howard has done it again. Bruhl and Hemsworth are excellent as Lauda and Hunt. The race scenes are atmospheric and pulsate with speed.
These two drivers more than merited a film about their careers. Nikki, thankfully, is still with us. James, unfortunately, is not. And he could have disappeared from our 'ken' within a few years. This film will remain an excellent representative story of two professional drivers who had an 'explosive' relationship on, and off the track.
Fantastic acting, well directed and gripping all the way through. I'm not into racing (but I am into Hemsworth - my motivation for watching this film!) but this film made me feel that I should be. You get the full sense of danger and excitement that surrounds the formula 1 world when you're watching and I was totally invested in the characters. Well worth a watch I would say.
I've never been so Immersed in a movie. It portrays the rivalry in a gripping way, of which you can't stop watching. I've watched this movie twice and it won't be the last, this movie has left a great impression on me and it is by far the movie I will keep as my favourite.