Excerpt: E’ la sfida tra l’austriaco Niki Lauda e l’inglese James Hunt: il primo ricco, ripudiato dalla famiglia di imprenditori, scrupoloso, grande meccanico e pilota incapace di sconsideratezze; il secondo sfrontato playboy, ossessionato dalla vittoria, pronto ad ogni rischio in pista e fuori.
Excerpt: A start-to-finish winner by director Ron Howard about two race car drivers who start out as enemies and after many years find themselves in a place that neither of them could ever have imagined.
Excerpt: No knowledge of the sport is required to appreciate this tremendous piece of film-making, although a strong stomach for the testosterone governed weaknesses of souls possessing both an X and Y chromosome is advised.
Excerpt: It’s debatable whether Ron Howard has ever been a great director. A master of his particular style perhaps, but never a master of the medium. Rush is another of these competent, journeyman efforts that pales in comparison to the work his contemporaries are doing. It isn’t close to his nadir and that has to account for something.
Excerpt: It’s actually the rivalry aspect of the story that really makes Rush a winner, with their enjoyable jibes at each other whenever they cross paths out of their cars making for an entertaining, believable sense of competitiveness.
Excerpt: An authentic-feeling re-creation of the 1970s rivalry between Formula 1 drivers Niki Lauda and James Hunt, Ron Howard’s Rush presents an engaging portrait of the dynamic between the two men – more so than the men themselves – that drove them over the edge, and ahead of the competition during the thrilling 1976 racing season.
Excerpt: Como pode alguém que não gosta de F1 e se aborrece de tédio a ver sequer duas voltas, gostar de um filme sobre o tema? […] Ron Howard – que tal como eu não aprecia as corridas – aceitou o desafio e apresenta-nos “Rush”, o filme de Fórmula Um onde as carros são o que menos importa.
Excerpt: Rush is a story with so much built-in speed and tension and conflict that it ought to take off like a Formula 1 racer at the cry of “Gentlemen, start your engines!” But it keeps stalling, spinning out, and lumbering in for pit stops.
Excerpt: Ron Howard’s fast-paced portrait of one of Formula One’s fiercest rivalries is a hyper-compartmentalized affair. Everything in Peter Morgan’s too-tightly-knit script occurs as one more bubble of narrative information equal to the last.