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What do cinema goers think about The Flying Scotsman. Here is a selection of some of the comments online. Click to go to the source.

New "Went to see it this evening. It's a magical, moving film. Highly recommended." Wafflycat

"Miller is fantastic in the lead here as we see a man who is sympathetic, determined, and always on the edge of breaking down. The rest of the cast is great as well, particularly Brian Cox ("Braveheart," "Rushmore") as a local minister who offers Graeme encouragement and support. Also, kudos to Mackinnon and cinematographer Gavin Finney. The film is beautifully shot and they give the race scenes the energy that is required. This is one sports film "inspired by a true story" that gives us something new." Bob and Justin's Mad Movie Blog

A quietly amazing film by tymdrke "Please everyone go out and support this fantastic and fantastically acted little film about a man who had a personal and professional triumphs in the world of cycling. He not only overcame all of the obstacles put in his way by the competition and the competition judges but he overcame a tremendous mental disability as well. I cannot recommend that people see this film enough. Jonny Lee Miller really wowed me with this one."

"I consider him (Graeme Obree) to be a true bicycle philosopher in the sense of the way he applied his vision to the actual mechanics of cycling.* and "His existential grasp of the bicycle was so firm that he designed a revolutionary position that fit him perfectly and made the most of his ability."  Flythebike

"Obree travelled over 32 miles in one hour. Think about it. A man on a bike travelling an average of 32 miles an hour, for an hour.... This is a must see movie!!!!!!!!!" comment on Convulsive Space

"American readers might like to reflect that Lance Armstrong is the only significant Tour De France champion who has never taken the Hour Record. He hasn't even attempted it. That Obree managed his achievements with no funding and no professional help, on a home made bike, is amazing" David Anderson - Agile Management Blog

"History hadn't been favorable to Obree. Journalists unaware of his lifelong struggle with depression had written him off as a loser. At best a terrible underachiever. With his talent he was expected to have won a lot of professional titles including 1 day classic races. None of that came to him. He was never rich. What the movie does, is set the record straight. Obree was a winner. He achieved more than most people could ever dream of, and he overcame his illness to be the best in the World." David Anderson - Agile Management Blog

"This looks like the best biking movie since Breaking Away" The Deets

"I'm absolutely convinced that The Flying Scotsman is poised to become a sports film for the ages. Its timelessness goes hand-in-hand with its integrity; its beauty IS its truth." Nicodemus the Sage

"The ups and downs of the story are cleverly balanced. The euphoria of cycling is played against the loneliness of an isolated mind." Tyson Williams


 

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