• Rush (2013)


Release Date: September 20th, 2013

DVD Release Date: January 28th, 2014

R |2 hr 3 min

Plot Summary

In the mid-1970s, charismatic English playboy James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Austrian perfectionist Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) share an intense rivalry in Formula 1 racing. Driving vehicles that are little more than gas-filled, rolling bombs, Hunt and Lauda burn up the track, all the while pushing themselves to the breaking point of physical and mental endurance. Meanwhile, the women (Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara) in their lives can only watch as both drivers risk death with every lap.

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara, Pierfrancesco Favino, David Calder, Natalie Dormer, Stephen Mangan

Director: Ron Howard

Genres: Action , Docudrama

Production Co: Working Title Films, Revolution, Imagine Entertainment

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Rivalry, Intense, 1970s, Car

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Todd McCarthyThe 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

  • 50
    John AndersonWall 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

  • 85

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

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Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Outstanding British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Nominated Outstanding Action Performance By a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Winner Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)