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Movie Reivew: The World's Fasted Indian

Rating: Netflix it


The World's Fastest Indian is the story of Burt Munro a 70-something New Zealander obsessed with tinkering with his 1920 Indian Scout motorcycle and attempting to set land-speed records on it. I really enjoyed the movie. It is just a peek into one chapter of his life as he tries to make the trip from down under to Utah to attempt an official timed run at the Bonneville salt flats. The main action happens when he fires up his machine and shocks everybody with the speed.

Rating: Netflix it


The World's Fastest Indian is the story of Burt Munro a 70-something New Zealander obsessed with tinkering with his 1920 Indian Scout motorcycle and attempting to set land-speed records on it. I really enjoyed the movie. It is just a peek into one chapter of his life as he tries to make the trip from down under to Utah to attempt an official timed run at the Bonneville salt flats. The main action happens when he fires up his machine and shocks everybody with the speed.

Anthony Hopkins is excellent as usual. It isn't until you watch the extra features do you see how good he really is. And that is the main reason I wanted to write this review. After you watch the movie make sure to watch the short documentary about Burt. Then you see how true to life the movie is and how accurate the portrayal of this amazing man is. Many of the lines in the movie are direct quotes. Many of the motorcycle shots are recreations of those in the documentary.

It laso shows just how far his obsession for motorcycles goes when his daughter tells a story of Burt buidling a trailer to tow behind his motorcycle. After tipping over and dumping his 4 kids onto the gravel road several times they finally completed their trip.

If you are looking for a good movie to add to your library or Netflix list. Get The World's Fastest Indian. You won't be disappointed.