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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

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

  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    The ego trips and sexuality and driving are all filmed with equal intensity, to the point where the emotions and flesh and crunched metal seem to blend together. The movie's only major problem is that the tension sometimes overwhelms. show more

  • 100
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Brilliantly captures the exhilaration that comes from facing death head-on. It's also an ode to joyous rivalry. show more

  • 50
    John Anderson Wall Street Journal

    For all its immersion in the roar, grease and danger of Formula One, the fact-based Rush — about the sport's great rivalry of the 1970s — is also more predictable than a pit stop, something well-suited to Mr. Howard. He's made perfectly palatable pictures, but never a truly great one, partly because he has such a weakness for the commercial and a consequent gift for the obvious. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    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. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Howard, whose previous tales of men in professional peril include the topnotch “Apollo 13” as well as “Backdraft” and “Cinderella Man,” works with cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle to create a style in the racing scenes that makes the most of every angle. By the time the final lap of Rush starts, we’re up for the ride. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl excel as, respectively, British wild man and hedonist James Hunt and Austrian by-the-books tactician Niki Lauda. show more

  • 85
    NPR

    A swift-moving, character-rich biopic whose kinetic Grand Prix sequences are constantly being overshadowed by genuinely riveting scenes of ... people talking. show more

  • 86
    Laremy Legel Film.com

    Rush is one of those rare sports movies that’s compelling as both a drama and a spectacle. show more

  • 100
    Richard Roeper Chicago Sun-Times

    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. show more

  • February 25, 2014 Sir Raymond
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    Not the best of the year, but a well done movie. More F1 action would've added to the story. All in all a lot of info crammed into 123 minutes.

  • February 08, 2014 wh00000000180260
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    Amazing film. I was most struck by the complete opposite nature of both characters, and the way in which their diametrically different personalities helped either be the best at what they did respectively; as thrilling as the races are, that is what truely captured my attention in this film.

  • February 02, 2014 Free Willy
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    Best movie of the year

  • January 17, 2014 lo00000000177618
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    \" RUSH \" 4 THUMBS UP WITH DIAMONDS - A True Ron Howard Film \" Excellent entertainment, and casting. A true story of two of the best Formula 1 race drivers, and a true Ron Howard Blockbuster \" Russell & Cissy Russell & Cissy\'s Entertainment Values With Spoilers Release Date: Friday, September 27,

  • November 05, 2013 wadisplace
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    What a Great Movie. It is very intense, but tells a great True Story. I was holding on to the arm rests on my seat so hard I was white-knuckled.

  • November 03, 2013 mikesmutt
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    not great but an entertaining, well acted film---the racing scenes and intensity make you feel part of the crowd---a little too lush in the production values but a truly fun ride

  • November 02, 2013 bsanford43
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    You don\'t have to be an open wheel enthusiast to love this movie. Very realistic. If you liked this rent \"Senna.\" ( Actually my wife liked it as much as I did.) Obviously the person who made the earplug remark hasn\'t been to an open wheel race. This wasn\'t done for effect. That\'s how it is.

  • October 28, 2013 think!!!
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    i must have missed something here. it was just bad.

  • October 26, 2013 ellenjeanette
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    Very entertaining and believable. Don\'t have to be into car racing to enjoy it.

  • October 14, 2013 haroldbantu
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    I am a Formula 1 fan--rabid about the sport, so seeing RUSH was a priority for me. I sat in the cinema alone but was not surprised. (This is north America, and F1 is not Nascar.) I enjoyed EVRY BIT of RUSH and cannot wait to see it out on DVD so that I can have it in my collection.

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