4.5 This shouldn't be limited to just motor racing fans. Aroreiel | 26/01/2014 | See all Aroreiel's reviews (1) I've never been a F1 or motor racing fan and I was kind of roped into seeing this film when it was released. As it turned out, it became my favourite film of 2013. Visually it's so classy-looking. The racing scenes are just intense and stunning, and with the roaring of the engines just being so enveloping, so you feel you're racing with them. The racing is the third character in the story's engaging triangle involving real 1970's racing rivals James Hunt and Nikki Lauda. Daniel Bruhl has had a lot of recognition for his role as Nikki Lauda, and rightly so. Disappointing that he missed the Academy shortlist but it doesn't take away from his spot on performance as the cool and methodical Lauda. Chris Hemsworth proves he's more than just Thor, with a breakaway turn as the exuberant, risk-taker Hunt. They're not particularly likeable characters but they're two contrasting sides of the same coin and you seem to root for them both equally as they fight through their own professional and personal obstacles. You feel the rivalry between them but also see that rivalry push each other to the limits of the profession they're passionate about, and to win the ultimate title as World Champions. This film will definitely be added to my DVD collection.