Plot Having raced together in Formula 3 as youngsters, playboy Brit James Hunt (Hemsworth) and analytical Austrian Niki Lauda (Brühl) square up against each other in the 1976 Formula 1 World Championship. The tenth race at the Nürburgring in Germany proves critical.
Verdict It rarely deviates from formula, but Rush wins big, delivering the most exciting F1 footage created for film. Like Hunt, it is sexy, funny, full of thrills. Like Lauda, it is intelligent, a bit blunt, but ultimately touching.