First I have to say that sports movies or in this case motor-sports movies are not the genre I usually prefer to watch.
But I gave Rush a chance, because friends told me that the movie is good, and Niki Lauda is an Austrian like me. Of course not the best reasons to watch a movie from a genre you are not into.
And I shouldn't have watched it. For me it was pretty boring, I started to skip some scenes. The acting of Daniel Brühl was really not good - and I hated that Austrian-English-accent. I guess yes, the people in Austria were bad in English at this time - but this accent for about two hours long. Noooooo.
But if you are into Formula 1 racing... I guess you gonna like it. I don't know. 4/10 hearts.
Fantastic film.. Would highly recommend this to anyone, whether you're an F1 fan or not..
I was really looking forward to this and wasn't dissapointed.
A great movie about two personalities who couldn't be more different and yet so much alike.
I thought this movie was great. It's really underrated. This is also always my first defense when I hear that Chris Hemsworth is only good if he's Thor. Granted, no one has ever said this to me, but I have seen it in print once or twice, and when that happens I give the perfect comeback in my head, "Oh yeah, what about Rush!?" Wins every time.
The fact that this film is about F1 racing drivers is kind of incidental - it's really about the personalities of two men driven (no pun intended) to succeed in the same arena, but with totally conflicting attitudes and personalities. The slow building of respect and, particularly, the portrayal of Lauda's suffering, recovery and ultimate triumph make this a hugely gripping drama.
A gripping, adrenaline-ridden fuel ride from Ron Howard.