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Rated R · 123 minutes · 2013

Action, Docudrama
Hollywood has a real hard time making car-racing movies even remotely compelling. The latest genre misfire comes from director Ron Howard, who brings the true story of James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl) to the big screen in surprisingly ho-hum fashion. The surprise comes in that the story itself is so amazing, it wouldn’t seem possible to render it dull, yet Howard manages just that. For a racing movie, surprisingly little of the film actually takes place on the racetrack. Instead, too much of the film is devoted to routine love stories that seem to be a means of saving budget. Bruhl is decent as Lauda, a determined man who returned to racing mere weeks after being severely burned in a near fatal crash. Hemsworth is charming as Hunt, but little more. Their rivalry was one of the greatest in sports history, yet this movie turns it into a soap opera.
Official Site: www.rushmovie.com
Director: Ron Howard
Producer: Andrew Eaton, Eric Fellner, Brian Oliver, Peter Morgan, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Guy East, Nigel Sinclair, Tobin Armbrust, Tim Bevan, Tyler Thompson and Todd Hallowell
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Lara, Pierfrancesco Favino, David Calder, Natalie Dormer, Stephen Mangan, Christian McKay, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Alistair Petrie, Colin Stinton, Jamie de Courcey, Augusto Dall'Ara, Ilario Calvo and Patrick Baladi

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Creative Loafing Tampa Rush is a fast, fun ride Ron Howard crafts an entertaining biopic. by Anthony Salveggi 09/27/2013
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Portland Mercury The Fast and the Envious Rush says more about Ron Howard than it does about Formula One racing. by Wm. Steven Humphrey 09/25/2013
Colorado Springs Independent In Ron Howard's hands, Rush works, but doesn't entirely wow The movie works, and maybe that's rare enough that it's not worth nit-picking. by Scott Renshaw 09/25/2013
Indy Week Ron Howard's Formula One flick, Rush Howard's critically maligned first feature was Grand Theft Auto; 36 years and 20 films later, perhaps he's trying to settle the score with his latest, Rush. by Neil Morris 09/25/2013
Creative Loafing Charlotte Rush: A winning Formula Rating: *** by Matt Brunson 09/27/2013
New Times San Luis Obispo Review: Rush Ken Korman on Ron Howard's racetrack romance by Ken Korman 09/23/2013
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