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A biography of Austrian Formula 1 champion driver Niki Lauda and the 1976 crash that almost claimed his life. Mere weeks after the accident, he got behind the wheel to challenge his British rival, James Hunt.
Drama - Although Thor star Chris Hemsworth is the one person featured
prominently featured in the ad campaign, this fact-based auto racing
drama is just as, if not, more focused on the character played by
lesser known German actor Daniel Bruhl. Even so, fans of Hemsworth
and auto racing enthusiasts will enjoy. Language and sexual content
make the film inappropriate for kids.
PROFANITY: 29 F-words; 8 S-words; a number of others. SEX/NUDITY: Some brief sex scenes with related nudity. VIOLENCE: Burns and bleeding wounds. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, cocaine. ACTION: Lots of auto racing. COMEDY: Some banter and wisecracks.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 101 moviegoers:
TEENS: Both the males and females loved it.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: Great Reviews! Both males and females LOVED "RUSH."
ADULTS:Half the males and close to half the females loved "Rush." Another 40% indicated that they enjoyed it very much. Twenty-percent of males and females rated it "Good," which is a bit low but certainly not bad. It indicates an average movie (enjoyable but nothing special/memorable).
Two-time Academy Award winner RON HOWARD
(A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon) teams once again with
two-time Academy Award-nominated writer PETER
MORGAN (Frost/Nixon, The Queen) on Rush, a
spectacular big-screen re-creation of the merciless
and legendary 1970s Formula 1 rivalry between gifted
English playboy James Hunt (CHRIS HEMSWORTH
of The Avengers, Thor) and his disciplined Austrian
opponent, Niki Lauda (DANIEL BRuHL of Inglourious
Basterds, The Bourne Ultimatum).
Set against the sexy and glamorous golden age
of racing, Rush portrays the exhilarating true story of
the charismatic Hunt and the methodically brilliant
Lauda, two of the greatest rivals the world of sports
has ever witnessed. Taking us into their personal
lives and clashes on and off the Grand Prix racetrack,
Rush follows the two drivers as they push themselves
to the breaking point of physical and psychological
endurance, where there is no shortcut to victory and
no margin for error.
OLIVIA WILDE (TRON: Legacy ) and
ALEXANDRA MARIA LARA (The Reader) co-star
in the epic action-drama as, respectively, Suzy Miller
and Marlene Lauda, the loves of James and Niki's lives
who watched and feared as the men rocketed toward