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Rush Reviews

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Oliver Lyttelton
Little White Lies
September 12, 2013
For all of his Michael Mann-aping moves here, Howard can't commit to the theme, and lets the ending flounder under a kind of fist- pumping triumphalism that sits uneasily with what came before.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Soren Anderson
Seattle Times
September 26, 2013
Mostly a lot of noise and nonsense, a garish enterprise that almost - though not quite - trivializes the tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 26, 2013
Their attempts to defeat each other behind the wheel are often suspenseful, but the depiction of their off-track lives is mostly generic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Simon Foster
September 19, 2013
Working from an atypically cornball script from top shelf screenwriter Peter Morgan, [Howard and Grazer] offer up a slick but rote sports drama that rarely rises to the fiery level of the real-life personalities it portrays.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
September 26, 2013
There is plenty of racing footage, which helps, but too much of the time, "Rush" relies on TV announcers to supply context.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Victoria Alexander
Las Vegas Informer
September 25, 2013
Howard chose the wrong race car driver. Thanks to Hemsworth's natural, easy-going charisma, it is an almost sexy movie with flashes of the lead character's flaws.
Bob Grimm
Tucson Weekly
October 3, 2013
Without a doubt, one of the most overrated films of 2013.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.25/5
Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central
September 27, 2013
RUSH has some well crafted racing sequences, but the two lead characters are a pair of the biggest jerk faces! Good direction doesn't mean anything when you couldn't care less about its unlikable, egotistical characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Bill Gibron
Film Racket
September 26, 2013
As racing films go, Ron Howard has crafted a winner. When you consider the other entries in that particular cinematic category, however, that's not saying much.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
September 17, 2013
[VIDEO ESSAY] Ron Howard's fast-paced portrait of one of Formula One's fiercest rivalries is a hyper-compartmentalized affair.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Matt Pais
September 26, 2013
A collection of strategic choices that has the emotional impact of shopping for tires.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Susan Wloszczyna
September 20, 2013
It was immediately apparent that there was a slick formulaic surface clinging to this cinematic road trip. And for me, that was a turnoff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Cabin
Slant Magazine
September 23, 2013
Ron Howard's by-the-seat-of-your-pants aesthetic makes the slower, darker sequences feel hurried and bland, especially when stacked up next to the racing sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
September 27, 2013
Why is it we rarely see male dingleberries? Rush feels more like a advertisement for F1 Racing than a movie with characters I cared about.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Dustin Putman
September 26, 2013
Rarely, if ever, genuinely thrilling no matter how fast the race cars zoom around the tracks, and the interpersonal scenes are just as pedestrian.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Rick Kisonak
Seven Days
October 2, 2013
An overrated racing picture that literally goes nowhere fast.
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
September 17, 2013
These are classic frenemies; their tale deserves more gas in the tank.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 16, 2013
The end result plays like a Fast & Furious film for BAFTA voters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
September 26, 2013
Both of these characters are poorly defined, notable only for their extremes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
October 4, 2013
The best biopics make the viewer understand why the subject is important to them, even if it's not. They find a universality in the topic that sucks you in. Rush never does that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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