Anthony Hopkins is feeling the need for speed. As the star in the biopic of New Zealander Burt Munro, he gets on the back of his motorbike and throttles up to the dream of making his 1920 Indian Twin Scout bike the fastest two-wheeler of all time. What guy can't relate to that? Hopkins plays Munro, an amiable but crotchety small-town old-timer who travels to the U.
S.'s west coast with his bike in tow, in hopes of making it up to the Bonneville Salt Flats of Utah, where optimal conditions are conducive for speed records to be set. The film has a congenial but simplistic tone, but Hopkins is a pro and plays Munro as a go-getter, willing to risk life and limb--even if that gets a bit too cartoonish at points. Indian makes for a pleasant story about how growing old shouldn't prevent you from fulfilling your dreams--but it's not anything to, uh, ride home about.
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