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...

RUSH is a total rush!

By lindalovesbooks
Loved this film. The story covers a time when racing was both exciting and scary dangerous. Every year, drivers died in accidents. Howard's film covers both the overall excitement of Formula I...

A True "MUST GO!"

By Films63
RUSH is one of the best movies I've seen in a long time, or ever seen. Great racing action for race fans and an even better story. It has plenty of action, drama, and humor. Ron Howard delivers...

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...


By helenmaco2
As someone who knew nothing about this story in real life, and not much about race cars in general, I thought this was an excellent flick. Fantatic leads -Chris Helmsworth reminded me of a very young...

Best F1 movie ever

By arnulfon
This is a rendition as truthful as possible in a ~2hr timeframe of the real rivalry between Lauda and Hunt in 1976. The Nurburgring race was my awakening as a kid that something called Formula 1...

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...

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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 Racing biopic has complex characters, lots of iffy behavior.
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