As a biker, I was intrigued about this film and I'm glad I bought it. It ensures that it doesn't borderline as a 'feel good film' and keeps you interested throughout. There are some satisfying events though, some amusing one liners and effects are good enough to make you think what your eyes are seeing, actually happened. Part of me probably likes it because he reminded me of my past grandad (GH Sayer) who was as inventive and mechanical, allbeit not inclined towards high speed persuits! As I'm not quite old enough I can vouch for it being historically correct, but it certainly looked like it - any would be mobile phone masts must have been cunningly airbrushed out of the shot! I have to admit being enveous of the era the film was set in, none of that running about trying to achieve goals at the cost of alienating friends/relations...although that may be the Australian way?
Anthony Hopkins performs his character very well and there wasn't one moment when I thought he might eat someone :o) It's amazing to think an actor can perform at both ends of the good/evil spectrum and not be pigeon holed. I'm skirting around the film itself as I have no ambition to ruin it for you, enjoy!