Ron Howard's penchant for varying his subjects as a director - with great skill - continues with this engrossing drama, the true story of the 1970s rivalry between Formula 1 drivers James Hunt (played by Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl).
The two men take very different approaches in rising to the top of their sport, but the script by Peter Morgan (who worked with Howard on "Frost/Nixon" as well) also details their road to mutual respect. The international cast also includes Olivia Wilde and Natalie Dormer, but the exciting racing sequences are what really fuel the film. *** (R: AS, N, P) (Also on Blu-ray and On Demand)
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