The Flying Scotsman


Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18

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Critic Reviews

  1. A sports bio movie that I really enjoyed about a sport and sports hero I barely knew existed: the World Hour Record competition for bicyclists and its gutsy, tormented and most unusual champion, Graeme Obree.
  2. 75
    It's an underdog story with teeth.
  3. Boasts exciting competitive track cycling footage.
  4. Obree's psychology is fascinating and, even though the competitive scenes mostly involve him racing against himself in a spectator-free indoor track, the movie manages to give its audience a suitable adrenaline rush here and there.
  5. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    How many bicycling movies are there, let alone ones that know from frame geometry? "Breaking Away" is probably the champ, followed by "American Flyers," the hilariously awful Kevin Bacon bike-messenger movie "Quicksilver," and then we're already into "The Bicycle Thief " and "Pee-wee's Big Adventure." It's a small pack, and The Flying Scotsman rides close to the front by default.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. AllanF.
    Dec 11, 2007
    Amazing story and a fantastic performance from Johnny Lee Miller go together to make a wonderfully honest and uplifting film.
  2. JamesC.
    Nov 23, 2007
    I thought the was a wonderful movie, but then again I am homosexual ! James Chidlow, Hoole (Chester).
  3. Alan
    May 5, 2007
    If you like biking and underdog films, you'll love this film.