Year of Release:2013
Director: Ron Howard
Approx. Running Time: 123 minutes
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"THRILLING, SEXY AND DANGEROUS."
-Mark Adams, SCREENDAILY
Two-time Academy Award winner Ron Howard delivers the exhilarating true story of a legendary rivalry that rocked the world. During the sexy and glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing, two drivers emerged as the best: gifted English playboy James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth, The Avengers) and his methodical, brilliant Austrian opponent, Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl, Inglourious Basterds). As they mercilessly clash on and off the Grand Prix racetrack, the two drivers push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there's no shortcut to victory and no margin for error. Co-starring Olivia Wilde (TRON: Legacy), it's the heart-racing epic, action-drama that critics are calling "one of the best movies of this, or any, year" (Pete Hammond, Movieline).
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I've never been much of a fan of car racing, but this film offers exciting action and engaging drama. Plus Hemsworth is pretty hot.
Rated R (MPAA)
2013 (Year of Release)