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Emanuel Levy
July 31, 2011
Anthony Hopkins gives an eccentric performance in his second film with Roger Donaldson.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
Hopkins' joyous romp is a little slow for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Rogers
December 15, 2010
Ambushing audiences isn't easy for an actor like Anthony Hopkins, from whom we've come to expect shouting routines. But he propels this biopic past familiar fish-out-of-water beats with a vibrant, wily, unpredictable joie de vivre not seen since "Nixon."
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A sweet, heartbreaking, road trip film...
Louis Proyect
November 11, 2008
Movie does not try to turn elderly speedster Burt Munro into melodrama but simply allows his astounding achievements to speak for themselves.
Leigh Singer
August 6, 2008
An old-fashioned, consummate feelgood flick and a valedictory to eccentric, stubborn old coots everywhere.
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Joshua Katzman
Chicago Reader
August 6, 2008
This compelling fact-based story is [Donaldson's] best effort in years.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 2, 2007
It's hard not to like Hopkins' Burt Munro, which means it's hard not to like The World's Fastest Indian.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Steve Rose
January 27, 2007
It creaks and splutters all the way, but Hopkins' charm keeps it chugging along steadily.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jason Anderson Arts
November 4, 2006
This codger has a libido, which distinguishes him from most of the seniors in the movies.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
July 24, 2006
Sweet but syrupy and formulaic.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
It takes a while to adjust to this amiable film's languorous tempo but you might find it's worth the wait.
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
April 7, 2006
The film is itself an offering to the god of speed, but much more besides.
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
April 4, 2006
Hopkins presides as such an engaging old coot, it seems criminal to point out flaws in the film -- which rarely tries to be more than a Kiwi version of 'The Straight Story.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Miles Fielder
Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
A wonderfully uplifting and charming biopic that's sure to win over all but the most mean-spirited. And the motorbike races really rocket, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
March 31, 2006
A spellbinding road movie about a man with a dream, The World's Fastest Indian tells not only a true story but introduces us to a priceless original.
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
March 24, 2006
Hopkins makes a thoroughly convincing argument that the need for speed doesn't necessarily fade away in the so-called twilight years.
Joe Utichi
March 18, 2006
A real family treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
March 17, 2006
Like old Burt Munro from down under, the movie's a charmer.
Mike Ward
March 17, 2006
The World's Fastest Indian isn't so much a story about breaking records and gauging speed as it is about the kindness of strangers and the ultimate road trip.
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks
February 4, 2006
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
February 4, 2006

Baltimore Sun
February 4, 2006
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