Director's cut: the ending still doesn't work, but it's utterly fascinating and it's great that we finally have it.
"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."
Abso-flipping-lutely delightful. Funny, warm, and jam (or, er, marmalade)-packed with character and wit, and a rousing love letter to my adopted city. This is going to be something to watch over and over again every Christmas.
Also contains almost as many The Thick of It actors as In The Loop did.