Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Daniel Bruhl, Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde
Country of Origin: USA 2013
Language: English 123 mkins.
'Exciting, sexy and a great watch, a white knuckle ride with superb racing footage'.
'Rush' portrays the Formula 1 legendary 1970s clash of the titans - the exhilarating story of the charismatic playboy JamesHunt and the methodically brilliant Niki Lauda, two of the greatest rivals the world of motor sport has ever witnessed. Both drivers push themselves to the limits of physical and psychological endurance to take the World Champion crown. Their personal lives and clashes on and off the Grand Prix racetrack intermingle and Ron Howard has produced a spectacular re-creation of the merciless and legendary Formula 1 rivalry between James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and his Austrian opponent, the tactician, Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl).
It goes beyond a petrol heads paradise vividly portraying the intensity and passion that drove Nike Lauda, the dour analytical assessor of risk and the all British glamorous playboy, James Hunt to dice with death in adrenalin fuelled clashes on the track.
It's exciting, sexy and a great watch, a real white knuckle ride with superb racing footage. The Hunt-Lauda l0ve-hate relationship is vividly portrayed and the two leads play it with gusto. Ron Howard captures with vigour the full throttle tension and excitement of the track with the ever lingering possibility of death hovering close by and has made a must watch thrill.