The World's Fastest Indian
The World's Fastest Indian

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  • Released: 2005
  • Runtime: 127 mins
  • Director: Roger Donaldson
  • Studio: New Zealand Film Commission
  • Genres: Drama

For 25 years in Invercargill at the south end of New Zealand, Burt Munro (1899-1978) has been working on increasing the speed of his motorcycle, a 1920 Indian. He dreams of taking it to the Bonneville Salt Flats to see how fast it will go. By the early 1960s, heart disease threatens his life, so he mortgages his house and takes a boat to Los Angeles, buys an old car, builds a makeshift trailer, gets the Indian through customs, and heads for Utah. Along the way, people he meet... (Full plot summary below)

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For 25 years in Invercargill at the south end of New Zealand, Burt Munro (1899-1978) has been working on increasing the speed of his motorcycle, a 1920 Indian. He dreams of taking it to the Bonneville Salt Flats to see how fast it will go. By the early 1960s, heart disease threatens his life, so he mortgages his house and takes a boat to Los Angeles, buys an old car, builds a makeshift trailer, gets the Indian through customs, and heads for Utah. Along the way, people he meets are charmed by his open, direct friendliness. If he makes it to Bonneville, will they let an old guy on the flats with makeshift tires, no brakes, and no chute? And will the Indian actually respond? Written by <[email protected]

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Chicago Tribune - 9/10 by Michael Wilmington Fast, funny, big-hearted.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - 9/10 by William Arnold It's a low-key, subtly inspirational drama that builds its charm slowly but surely.
TV Guide Magazine - 9/10 by Ken Fox Rarely do movies portray the elderly with such admiration and respect.
Philadelphia Inquirer - 8/10 by Steven Rea It's giving nothing away to say that Munro makes it to Bonneville, and breaks the record - which apparently still stands - on his two-wheel contraption.
San Francisco Chronicle - 8/10 by Mick LaSalle The World's Fastest Indian might be the world's worst title for a charming, slice-of-life biopic.
Empire - 8/10 by Miles Fiedler A wonderfully uplifting and charming biopic that's sure to win over all but the most mean-spirited. And the motorbike races really rocket, too.
Chicago Sun-Times - 8/10 by Roger Ebert This is one of Anthony Hopkins' most endearing, least showy performances.
Baltimore Sun - 8/10 by Michael Sragow Both handmade and souped-up, it beautifully renders two types of camaraderie: the bonds among eccentrics and the fellowship of speed.
Christian Science Monitor - 8/10 by Peter Rainer This film would be better if it wasn't so slick. Still, parts of it are enjoyably shaggy, and Hopkins is very endearing.
Premiere - 8/10 by Jessica Letkemann A sweet, watchable little film.
New York Daily News - 8/10 by Jack Mathews Whether he'll achieve his goal of setting the world land-speed record for motorcycles is never in doubt, of course, but getting to a film's climactic scene has rarely been more fun.
Portland Oregonian - 8/10 by Shawn Levy All the hammy acting and meandering storytelling in the world can't drown the essential appeal of the story.

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