Rush Reviews

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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.
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.
September 30, 2013
The script is another Peter Morgan special. Like, say, The Queen and Frost/Nixon, it's a speculative duet built around a moment of newsworthiness.
September 30, 2013
If you don't already know the story of that season, lucky you; even now, it exerts a ridiculous thrill.
September 29, 2013
Rush is an outsize Hollywood spectacle about two outsize personalities in conflict, a sleekly assembled thrill machine that makes up in excitement for what it lacks in nuance.
September 27, 2013
Rush is not a particularly deep film. But more importantly, it is not a film that mistakes itself for deep. And this self-knowledge makes Rush, in some ways, a wiser film than many that aspire to loftier goals.
September 27, 2013
Stripped-down characters and skeletal dramaturgy limit this movie about the real-life Formula 1 racing rivalry of James Hunt and Niki Lauda, but harrowing track scenes and an affecting second half provide some vivid compensation.
September 27, 2013
This is a deeply adult drama, not least because Howard shows the costs of being so driven in a sport in which a driver is encased in a potential fireball.
September 27, 2013
One thing's for sure with this film: You carry the "Rush" out of the theater.
September 27, 2013
Rush has an elemental simplicity about it. Two men in competition, driven (so to speak) to win. They are enemies. But they need each other, too, and as they roll around at 170 m.p.h., they come to understand why.
September 27, 2013
"Rush" is the kind of Hollywood studio production that has sadly become all too rare - a smart, exciting, R-rated entertainment for grown-ups that quickens your pulse and puts on a great show.
September 26, 2013
'Rush' ranks among the best movies about auto racing ever made, featuring two great performances from the leads.
September 26, 2013
This is no mere thrill ride by two real-life rival speedsters, although it is certainly that. The film also provides a sobering look at what it takes to be a true champion.
September 26, 2013
Howard proves that directing action is one of his underrated strengths. The racing scenes are dynamic and easy to follow, with a sheen that brings the 1970s into sharp relief.
September 26, 2013
This is entertaining enough, but ultimately it's spuriously triumphant Oscar-baiting fluff.
September 26, 2013
Hemsworth and Brühl are outstanding. Their story is what drives the movie, two men different in every way except for their unyielding desire to win.
September 26, 2013
"Rush," while never dull, rarely feels dramatically alive; it hits its marks dutifully and darts onward.
September 26, 2013
Mostly a lot of noise and nonsense, a garish enterprise that almost - though not quite - trivializes the tale.
September 25, 2013
In a way, "Rush" is a philosophical drama about the varying ways men move through the world. It's just a really fast drama.
September 24, 2013
You spend at least half the movie on the edge of your seat, and not just because you're rooting for someone to win or lose.
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