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The World’s Fastest Indian (2005)The World’s Fastest Indian (2005)

The World’s Fastest Indian (2005)

Adventure, Drama, History

6.9

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Japan, New-Zealand
English, French, Russian
Character-driven, Easy, Feel-Good
2005
Roger Donaldson
Aaron Murphy, Alison Bruce, Annie Whittle
127 min

Synopsis

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The life story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years building a 1920 Indian motorcycle—a bike which helped him set the land-speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.

Our Take

6.9
The Staff

You know Anthony Hopkins as the evil Hannibal Lecter, but in this film he gives a warm and heartfelt performance portraying real life New Zealand motorcycle legend Burt Munro who set a land speed record in 1967 on a hand-built 1920 Indian. It’s a story of never giving up on your dream even in the face of ridicule and opposition. Hopkins’ performance turns what could have been just another schmaltzy formulaic story line into true gold. You’ll be cheering for Burt/Anthony by the end!

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