The Latest Reviews
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
"..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
Gary Brown Houston Community Newspapers
"Inspirational ‘Flying Scotsman’ races
across the finish line a real gem of an inspirational sports
Rich Cline Shadows on the Wall
"this true story of ambition and obsession is so
powerfully engaging that it really deserves a wide audience."