Bottom Line: A Hollywood movie high mark for 2013 and a testament to the power of character-driven, popcorn munching, edge-of-your-seat cinema, this Formula One Racing movie fires on all cylinders! It’s an enthusiastically assembled sports drama that delves in to the brash, blunt and bat-out-of-hell world of blistering raceway rivalries – and it’s crafted with a tremendous amount of wit, wisdom, compassion and high speed, hairpin turn action! Expertly directed, deftly written and exceptionally acted by both Hemsworth and Brühl (the latter of which should seriously be considered for best Supporting Actor consideration) this is a movie that thrusts forward from start to checkered flag finish. Exciting, intriguing and accessible, this slick racecar flick may be fueled by adrenaline, but it’s powered by two great performances and tons of energizing spirit… Rightfully placed in the limelight, RUSH is one of the year’s best!
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl and Olivia Wilde
Directed by: Ron Howard (APOLLO 13, A BEAUTIFUL MIND, FROST/NIXON and RANSOM)
Running time: 123 minutes
Story: Set against the sexy and glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing, Rush portrays the exhilarating true story of two of the greatest rivals the world has ever witnessed-handsome English playboy James Hunt and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Niki Lauda.(c) Universal