Metacritic Movie Ratings
Rush Reviews

4.0

75

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally favorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 100

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Brilliantly captures the exhilaration that comes from facing death head-on. It's also an ode to joyous rivalry.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    VarietyPeter Debruge

    Not just one of the great racing movies of all time, but a virtuoso feat of filmmaking in its own right, elevated by two of the year’s most compelling performances.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRichard Roeper

    Rush ranks among the best movies about auto racing ever made, featuring two great performances from the leads, who capture not only the physical look of the racing legends they’re playing, but the vastly different character traits that made their rivalry, well, made for the movies.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

    Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl excel as, respectively, British wild man and hedonist James Hunt and Austrian by-the-books tactician Niki Lauda.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyChris Nashawaty

    Rush hits a few potholes, but in the end it reveals the psyches of two men who only feel alive when they're cheating death.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJohn Anderson

    For all its immersion in the roar, grease and danger of Formula One, the fact-based Rush — about the sport's great rivalry of the 1970s — is also more predictable than a pit stop, something well-suited to Mr. Howard. He's made perfectly palatable pictures, but never a truly great one, partly because he has such a weakness for the commercial and a consequent gift for the obvious.

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