Director: Ron Howard
Screenwriter: Peter Morgan
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel BrÃ¼hl, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara, Pierfrancesco Favino
Rated PG-13 | 122 Minutes
Release Date: September 27, 2013
Academy Award winner Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon) reunites with writer Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen), on Rush, a film about the ’70s rivalry between Formula One drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda.
Rush stars Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers) as English playboy James Hunt and Daniel BrÃ¼hl (Inglourious Basterds) as Niki Lauda, a methodical Austrian racing driver and brilliant mechanic.
Ron Howard has made some great films: Apollo 13, Willow, A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon, and, of course, 1982’s Night Shift. He’s made a lot of disappointing, forgettable films too: The Dilemma, Angels & Demons, The Da Vinci Code, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and Edtv – just to name a few. Rush is somewhere in-between, a gorgeous looking film by cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle (Dredd, Slumdog Millionaire) with two fantastic performances, but a script that is labored, clichÃ©, and – dare I say it – slightly misogynistic.
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