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The World's Fastest Indian

5 Ratings: 3.2
A movie directed by Roger Donaldson

A movie that exudes affection and goodwill,The World's Fastest Indianis an unabashed mash note to a lovely character from New Zealand's recent past. Burt Munro, played by Anthony Hopkins, is a cantankerous Kiwi with an obsession: he's been … see full wiki

Director: Roger Donaldson
Release Date: 2005
MPAA Rating: PG-13
4 reviews about The World's Fastest Indian
review by . August 11, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Anthony Hopkins and/or Burt Monro     Cons: none for me     The Bottom Line:   "Like a true nature's child  We were born, born to be wild  We can climb so high  I never wanna die  Born to be wild  Born to be wild"    ~ Bonfire     When I started watching The World’s Fastest Indian I had no idea of what it was going to be about but since it starred …
review by . October 03, 2007
This is a fairly quiet and subtle movie, which is somewhat ironic given that it's about someone who has the dream of going faster on a motocycle than anyone ever has ever before. That man is Burt Munro, and he's played amazingly well in this movie by Anthony Hopkins, who proves, yet again, that he's one of the greatest actors ever (who else could play Hannibal Lecter, Richard Nixon and Burt Munro and do them all SO WELL?).    The movie is based on Burt Munro (from Invercargill, …
review by . December 31, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
Today living in an aging culture it is sometimes hard to appreciate what a novelty it would be to have a senior citizen on a motorcycle during the sixties. Youth culture abounded back then, so it is even more amazing that New Zealander, Burt (Anthony Hopkins) came upon the racing scene back then. He's eccentric, even in his own country, so when he is bound and determined to go to America to enter a high speed racing contest at the Bonneville Race Track on the salt tracks in Utah, he really seems …
review by . June 19, 2006
It seems many viewers avoided this film when it was in the theaters because the title was confusing and not representative of the story. The fact that Sir Anthony Hopkins was the lead actor should have been a signal of sorts, but it took the release of the DVD for this viewer to reluctantly rent the film when other possibilities were low. Big Mistake! This is one of the more genuinely fine films about the idomitability of the human spirit that has been released in some time.    Based …
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