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The intention of the site is to provide up-to-date information about the
movie from around the world. We hope that you will get the chance to see the
film and are sure that you will enjoy it.
Now for something pretty unusual on any
website! We realise most people don't have much spare time and as a result
you may not look at all of our pages however can we suggest that, even if it
is the only thing you do, you should take the time to read reviews 1 and 2
and check out the news stories. Saying that we do hope you will look at the
site and come back to TheFlyingScotsmanMovie.com again soon!
Review No 1 -
review of The Flying Scotsman at Filmstalker.co.uk
Review No 2 -
Michael Tarry's review of The Flying Scotsman
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"Obree is excellently played by Jonny
Lee Miller ... We recommend everybody takes the time to see this film."
Douglas Mackinnon makes the move from TV to feature film with some style to
make this an enjoyable and well crafted film. Jonny Lee Miller delivers a
powerful performance as Graeme Obree; his genuine commitment the role is
evident throughout." Kevin Stanley,
Eye for Film
Variety reports "Trade magazine Treffpunkt
Kino called "The Flying Scotsman" "a winner," praising topliner Johnny Lee
Miller for a "charismatic, terrific performance."
works tirelessly as the hag-ridden cyclist, but Boyd, as his manager and
long-time pal, and Fraser as his upbeat wife, are just as good, and
contribute much to the warmth of character that leaves a lump in the
throat at the end."
David Quinlan, PicturesThatTalk.com
"Mackinnon’s direction allows the characters in THE FLYING SCOTSMAN to
shine; Miller convincingly portrays a complex character for whom nothing
comes simply and nothing can be taken for granted. Imbued with emotional
resonance and offering a loving tribute to both Scotland and the world of
cycling, THE FLYING SCOTSMAN has something for everyone."
"Rather than checking into Hostel II,
enjoy the brevity of Shrek.
Better still, get on
your bike" (Our highlighting-
Mark Kermode, The Observer
"I'm delighted to report...a small British triumph…Jonny Lee Miller in
easily his most intelligent screen performance to date…A thoroughly
involving story." Christopher Tookey, Daily Mail.
Daily Record -
Saturday Plus At the Movies - "A triumph over adversity classic"
Mark Kermode, BBC Radio Five Live "The nice
thing about it is....it's just one of those kind of good old fashioned
....decent kind of movies about ordinary people doing something slightly
extraordinary and therefore becoming better as a result of it."
out of 4 "This film is a real winner. GO SEE."
Johnny Vaughan, The Sun
Viewlondon.co.uk "The Flying Scotsman is a
superbly acted, emotionally engaging and ultimately uplifting drama that
tells a fascinating true story. Recommended." Matthew Turner
Time Out "... the film has a pleasant feel-good factor
tempered by moments of melancholy. Given the budgetary restraints, feature
debutant Douglas Mackinnon’s made a fine fist of a great little underdog
story." Derek Adams - Source : Time Out London Issue
1923: June 27-July July 3 2007
For the latest UK reviews
"Graeme Obree discusses The Flying Scotsman
In this interview on YouTube Graeme Obree recounts his experience of being
involved in the production of the film, how he enjoyed seeing Miller portray
him, the importance of the support of his wife and what cycling means to
him. This video also includes clips from the film and trailer and production
For information about Simon Rose: Creator, Screenwriter & Executive Producer
Click here for footage of Graeme Obree (not
Jonny Lee Miller) breaking the World Hour Record in 1993. He really did
break the record in an almost empty velodrome - no crowds spurring him on,
just one amazing man and his amazing bike!
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