100

Variety

By Peter Debruge
Not just one of the great racing movies of all time, but a virtuoso feat of filmmaking in its own right, elevated by two of the year’s most compelling performances.
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100

Total Film

By James Mottram
Utterly gripping. Aided by two punchy lead turns, an Oscar-worthy script and stunning in-car footage, Howard’s race film delivers top-gear drama. A piston- and heart-pumping triumph.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Rush ranks among the best movies about auto racing ever made, featuring two great performances from the leads, who capture not only the physical look of the racing legends they’re playing, but the vastly different character traits that made their rivalry, well, made for the movies.
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100

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Brilliantly captures the exhilaration that comes from facing death head-on. It's also an ode to joyous rivalry.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Rush, which marks a return to form (and more so) for Howard after plodding through adultery buddy movie comedies (The Dilemma) and Dan Brown sequeldom (Angels & Demons), is almost primal.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's Morgan's core script, full of humor, heartache and verbal fireworks, that lifts Rush above the "Fast & Furious" herd.
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
In a way, Howard has made a philosophical drama about the way men move through the world. It’s just a really, really fast drama.
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88

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
A fine and fun film tribute to the milieu, the men, women and machines in a sport that was never deadlier or more glamorous than its Disco Decade incarnation.
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86

Film.com

By Laremy Legel
Rush is one of those rare sports movies that’s compelling as both a drama and a spectacle.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Chris Nashawaty
Rush hits a few potholes, but in the end it reveals the psyches of two men who only feel alive when they're cheating death.
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75 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.