Rush Synopsis
Two race car drivers battle for glory on and off the track.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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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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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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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...
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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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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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Adrenaline Rush!

By MedRed
This is a go even if you aren't into racing. If you are into cars, racing, racing cars, the oily bits of cars, excellent cinematography, a good true story, and a good rivalry...Rush is a must...

Fantastic Movie!

By pjzm66825
Daniel Bruhl did an amazing job portraying the focused Niki Lauda, the F1 driver who was badly burned in a car crash. I could see an Oscar for this role. Chris Hemsworth plays James Hunt, the...

Ron Howard at his best

By itzikcoh
This movie is fantastic. The story is unbelievable but could be difficult to do justice with. Ron Howard masterfully avoided creating a chronological story and created an entertaining and exciting...

I felt the RUSH

By lexuskbe
We loved the fast paced movie about racing and the difference in personalities of two motivated racers. It was interesting to watch what made them both tick and win. Acting was superb by all. Chris...

Oscar Worthy

By rginny
I am a woman and friend of an F1 fanatic. This movie was engaging from beginning to end. Brilliant direction, great cinematography, masterful editing, accurate period ambiance (without overdoing...


By canam92
I loved it. I thought the casting and action scenes were fantastic. When I first saw a trailer I immediately recognized Hemsworth's character as James Hunt. Daniel Brühl didn't look quite as close...

Good But Could of Been Better

By eodo
Something for everyone, but as a race fan there was not enough track / racing for my personal taste. Lots of character based story and not as much racing as expected. The horrific fiery accident...

RUSH was a good story well told

By allenc3
Although it is not Grand Prix cinematically, it is a well told drama. Ron Howard knows how to tell a story. GP was a stunning achievement in filmmaking in 1966, Super Panavision cameras rolling around...

its a " RUSH"!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By mine44ddd
very ! exciting - kept u @ the edge of your seat . will done ron howerd ! ADULT movie it was a bit to long . but over all a good movie for u guy's out there ....

Much better than I thought it would be

By halrappaport1
My Brother in law took me to see this one and I thought it was going to be a racing movie akin to "Days of Thunder.' Was I wrong! This was a great story true about two men, and the racing was the...

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Rated R | For sexual content, nudity, language, some disturbing images and brief drug use
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says not for kids Racing biopic has complex characters, lots of iffy behavior.
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