A stylish, faithful, superbly-performed telling of a compelling, surprising, unsettling story that sadly, I already knew every beat of.
It's rare to criticise an adaptation for sticking TOO closely to the source material, but in this case, having already read the book definitely weakened the enjoyment.
Not as funny as a spoof rom-com starring Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd has the potential to be (which is pretty much... "funniest thing ever" sort of territory), but still a spoof rom-com starring Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd, and so still hugely full of laughs. It's a combination of an admirably Airplane-esque approach to gags (just chuck as many stupid ones as you like at the screen, because they won't all stick, but at that rate a lot of…
You wouldn’t think a documentary about thirtysomething men who devote their entire lives to beating each others’ top scores on Donkey Kong and other ’80s arcade games to be that compelling – but it is, bizarrely and magnificently so. Most of the discussion about it centres on the awe-inspiringly malevolent Billy Mitchell – and it’s true that he’s a pantomime supervillain to put Lex Luthor, Doctor Doom and the Master to shame – but my favourite aspect by far is…
"When it hits top gear, Rush is a thrilling, frenetic experience that immerses the viewer fully in a world that's equal parts grit and glamour, with admirable attention to detail and – despite a few liberties taken here and there – a determination to be even-handed about both its protagonists. It's difficult to say whether the human story alone is enough to appeal to those who aren't at least passing fans of F1, but whenever it gets behind the wheel it has a serious claim to being the best motor sport movie yet."