CarBuzz Movie Review: Rush

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These guys were boss. End of story.

Sport movies are a natural fit for the silver screen and F1 is no exception. What makes Rush such an entertaining sports movie is the focus on the relationship between Hunt and Lauda; how it propels them to become champions and attain the highest levels of success based on their own personal believes. One, a no non-sense, socially deprived track rat that believes winning is just a form of business. The other, a fun-loving adrenaline chaser that believes becoming a champion results in the ultimate level of celebrity and all the perks that come with it.

Lauda and Hunt persuade each other to adopt the other's values throughout the film, thus creating the ongoing tension and showmanship that equally frustrates and drives both men toward the same end game. The movie is not technical enough, only a few lines are dedicated to specs of the cars they are competing with. The film aims to appeal to a broader audience, covering a seven year span of the racer's lives. We would have preferred if the film offered a more in depth look at that legendary 1976 season. Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl are convincing as the protagonists; combined with great cinematography it's a must see on a big screen with terrific sound. We give it a 7.5 out of 10.

Jaap Buitendijk, Universal Pictures
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