Ron Howard’s Rush Combines Grand Character Combat With Gearhead Spectacle

Ron Howard has made a masterpiece about how a dark-haired nerd and a blonde, long-haired free spirit changed each other’s lives. That movie was called Splash, but I’ll be damned if Rush doesn’t come close, too. This real-life story of the seventies rivalry between Formula One racers James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl) may seem odd at first — Ron Howard, he of the softy prestige pictures, trying to do a big car race movie? — but it turns out to be perfect for the guy whose directorial debut was the low-budget chase comedy Grand Theft Auto and who has always loved playing with larger-than-life characters.  Read More...


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