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"Along with the expected Battle of the Box Office Dinosaurs, every truly successful summer movie seasons needs an underdog, a modest movie that has the heart and soul most of the big budget blockbusters just don't seem to have.
This summer already has that film: The Flying Scotsman."
  John Black, Boston Now

"...this is an impressively directed, sharply written and superbly acted film that tells a fascinating and emotionally gripping story." Matthew Turner DVD NewsOn sale from 18 September 2007, order your North America Region 1 DVD of The Flying Scotsman at our shop - The Flying Scotsman Shop - North America and pre-order the Region 2 DVD for the UK and Europe for delivery from 5 November 2007 at The Flying Scotsman Shop on Amazon




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Here you will find a selection of comments from just a few of the very positive reviews of The Flying Scotsman following the North American release. Please click on the links to read the full reviews:

Bill Zwecker  Chicago Sun-Times

 "Turmoil and victory meet in remarkable 'Scotsman'"The Flying Scotsman," director Douglas Mackinnon's sensitive and thoughtful film about the life and personal struggles of Scottish cycling champ Graeme Obree (played by English actor Jonny Lee Miller, who does a lovely job with a spot-on Scottish accent. - Even for audiences who normally would not be interested in cycling, The Flying Scotsman is a good choice, because this film is about so much more. Miller has given us an appealing, if unusual, protagonist who leads us to cheer him on in life."

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Tom Keogh Seattle Times

""The Flying Scotsman's" inspirational tale sends spirits soaring [The] cinematography provides a unique perspective on a racing cyclist's view as Obree goes round and round, monotonously, on a slanted track. But an equally compelling look from the inside of Obree's illness offers the film's most stunning moment."

Ty Burr Boston Globe

"If you ride for pleasure or for sport -- or just to get from one place to another -- Scotsman is worth seeing."

Sarah Kaufman WashingtonPost

"A classic tale of the heroic little guy that goes beyond the sport of cycling, told with elegant restraint in this sensitive and beautifully rendered film."

Michael Wilmington  Chicago Tribune and Buzz Cinema

"..tells a tale both fast and moving. And when Miller as Obree takes his whirls around the track, it gets your heart pumping and your blood up."

Gary Brown Houston Community Newspapers

"Inspirational ‘Flying Scotsman’ races across the finish line a real gem of an inspirational sports movie."

Rich Cline Shadows on the Wall

"this true story of ambition and obsession is so powerfully engaging that it really deserves a wide audience."


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