Rush

15Sep13

Rush is a brilliant movie.

Based on the real life rivalry for the 1976 Formula One title between Niki Lauda and James Hunt, director Ron Howard has made one of the most gripping sports dramas of the year.

In the lead roles of the driving greats, Chris Hemsworth steps out of the superhero shadow that Thor casts as British superstar Hunt, while as Niki Lauda, Daniel Bruhl proves that he will be a major European star by the end of 2013.

Although Rush is based around the real life tale of a Formula One season, writer Peter Morgan has constructed a script which is far more about the race between the drivers, with the scenes of sport and action taking a firm second place to the emotional journeys of the characters.

Everything about the film felt perfectly constructed to me, the sound mixing particularly stands out, as Hans Zimmer’s score is bought through to add to the picture and create a film that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats throughout its entire 123 minute run time.

It’s rare that I think a film is worthy of the full FIVE FIST PUMPS, but Rush is truly fantastic and well worth watching, as I feel we’ll see a lot more of this film come award season.

FIVE FIST PUMPS

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