Kiwi Story Rings True in US

Roger Donaldson’s World’s Fastest Indian, with Sir Anthony Hopkins playing NZ motorcycle legend Burt Munro, has been largely praised in the US. Hollywood Reporter: “A pleasingly whimsical and slyly mischievous road movie that features an aging, quixotic hero … a feel-good Christmas movie and a potential hit film among the over-25 set.” Variety: “The film offers no complexities, details about Burt’s earlier life and family or even hints about why his old bike is so much faster than new models. Button-pushing score emphasizes the most obvious emotional notes of the story. LA Times: “[Hopkins is a] wild dark horse in the Best Actor derby.”

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