Thursday, November 24, 2005

worlds fastest indian film review

I’ve just added the worlds fastest indian (my latest film review) to the blog.

worldsfastestindian.jpgOn the 13th of October, 2005, Invercargill rolled out their red carpet for the world premiere of “The WorldÂ’s Fastest Indian.” The movie is based on the true story of local man, Burt Munro, whose love of speed is expressed in a dream of testing his classic 1920 Indian motorcycle on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA …. For the full review click here.

For the world’s fastest indian movie trailer click here. For more of my reviews; here’s September’s review for Sedition, a New Zealand film about the fate of conscientious objectors in World War 2. Download film review and here’s October’s review of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Download film review

Further film resources:
Film as a point of gospel engagement (PDF).
Film and spirituality web resources.
Why gospel and film?

Posted by steve at 04:21 PM


  1. This movie brought me to tears several times – as far as good ole kiwi blokes and their sheds go, he was as much like my father as any I’ve ever seen. Even had the same hairdo! And the phrases!!! Things I haven’t really heard anyone say since my Dad died! I thought the accent was brilliant, too. I really liked the positivity in this movie. I agree, it is a change for us, and it’s a good change!

    Comment by Larraine — November 24, 2005 @ 6:38 pm

  2. I loved this film for a lot of reasons. I don’t know how to say it but in places the direction seems really awkward – but deliberately so – it juxtaposes Kiwi-Burt against the world and as a Kiwi I related to him so much better because of that point of difference.

    And I honestly came away feeling better about my Kiwi-ness.

    Most of all tho I love this film because (as you point out in your review) it isn’t dark. I profoundly dislike the darkness that pervades so much Kiwi cinema and it was just great to watch a film that didn’t subscribe to that

    Comment by Randall — November 25, 2005 @ 8:53 am

  3. I took my mum to see The World Fastest Indian, she hasn’t stoped raving about it since. We both thoroughly enjoyed it – it was funny – it was sad – you couldnt help but love Bert Munroe when the movie ended. There was a great bunch of people in the movie theatre, even though we didnt know them they laughed with us. It was the first movie that I have been to that when it finished people stayed behind and clapped.

    Comment by Fleur — December 2, 2005 @ 6:13 pm

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