Rush Reviews

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Sean Burns
The Improper Bostonian
May 12, 2015
Thuddingly obvious and proud of it, Rush is a slick, breakneck entertainment.
Clayton Davis
September 16, 2014
"Rush" does for Racing what "Rocky" did for Boxing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Brogan Morris
Movie Mezzanine
February 9, 2014
Howard's good sense on Rush is to repeat his Frost/Nixon success by surrounding himself with superior writing and acting talent
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jonathan Romney
Film Comment Magazine
February 6, 2014
Rush is pure 'print the myth' stuff -- but since both its heroes really are myths, it gets away with it, with more grace and vigor than you might expect.
Chris Tilly
IGN Movies
December 31, 2013
One of the best looking and sounding films of the year on top of being one of the most exciting.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Jack Giroux
Film School Rejects
December 31, 2013
Hemsworth and Bruhl quickly develop a rapport, and even though they don't share much screen time together their relationship as Lauda and Hunt is convincing, funny, cool, and often emotional, and the same goes for the rest of Howard's [movie].
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Rick Bentley
Fresno Bee
December 31, 2013
This is still an exciting story about competition, but without that stirring moment of humanity that helps sports movies win over the audience, Rush comes up a lap short.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Chris Knight
National Post
December 31, 2013
It's a duel of dualism, with audiences leaning into the corners to decide whether to ally themselves with Hunt's hedonism or Lauda's hard-headedness. Howard's triumph is that the choice is never an easy one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
December 31, 2013
Morgan's talent for dramatizing recent history remains unimpaired, the race scenes are harrowingly exciting, and Howard gets fine performances from all, especially Brühl in a showcase breakout role.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Dave McGinn
Globe and Mail
December 31, 2013
An entertaining movie with two solid performances that only occasionally stalls because of its sometimes heavy-handed treatment of Hunt and Lauda's differences.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
December 31, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
December 15, 2013
Ron Howard understands how to frame intense action sequences, but frequently lacks the emotional leverage to avoid cliché.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 6, 2013
...a satisfying biopic that gets the job done efficiently and without much fanfare
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
November 1, 2013
Howard and Morgan call the movie Rush, and that's pretty much what it delivers, to no greater purpose than one of those five-hour energy shots you can buy at a deli counter, but certainly with no less of a kick.
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
October 25, 2013
Even if you don't know your Formula One from Baby Formula, director Ron Howard has fashioned a powerful drama that will thrill even novices to the sport.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
October 23, 2013
Contains plenty of hairpin curves, but its most welcome twist is the way it reverses expectations in its presentations of the rival drivers, Hunt and Lauda.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 21, 2013
The thriller tells us all we need to know about the real-life champion Formula 1 rivals in the early 1970s.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
October 20, 2013
Howard opts for excitement over subltety in his Formula One movie. Why not?
October 18, 2013
As well as brandishing his usual mastery for pacing gutsy dramas, [director Ron] Howard's command over his division of digital artists results in some great sequences once the action moves to the track.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
October 14, 2013
Really snappy entertainment, and the great art of making slick entertainment for adult audiences has been too long forgotten.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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