The Flying Scotsman Synopsis
A cyclist enters a championship race with a homemade bike. Based on a true story.
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75

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
It's an underdog story with teeth.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A sports bio movie that I really enjoyed about a sport and sports hero I barely knew existed: the World Hour Record competition for...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Boasts exciting competitive track cycling footage.
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67

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By William Arnold
Obree's psychology is fascinating and, even though the competitive scenes mostly involve him racing against himself in a spectator-free...
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
How many bicycling movies are there, let alone ones that know from frame geometry? "Breaking Away" is probably the champ, followed by...
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60

Empire

By Alan Morrison
A typically engaging performance from Johnny Lee Miller takes this slightly above the usual underdog movie cliche.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

While the world of competitive cycling can be extremely exciting, not every one of its events is captivating. A well-intentioned biopic...
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
It's a shame it's not a better movie, but its small virtues include an uncompromising performance by English actor Jonny Lee Miller.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
The filmmaking is unremarkable, but the obsessiveness of the lead character is infectious enough to make this drama passable entertainment.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
For a much better film about a similar story, rent "The World's Fastest Indian," with Anthony Hopkins on a motorcycle.
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A quietly amazing film

By tymdrke
Please everyone go out and support this fantastic and fantastically acted little film about a man who had a personal and professional triumph(s) in the world of cycling. He not only overcame all of...

The Flying Scotsman

By lindah
Excellent movie - well worth the time and money!...

The Flying Scotsman

By Louise Kauffman
Entertaining look at a driven young man, plagued by depression, nevertheless, successful at being the best in the world at bike racing....

Fly

By gjlomb
It was pritty good well worth going to see....

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Rated PG-13 | For some mature thematic elements and strong language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Cycling drama doesn't quite race to the finish.
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