THE FLYING SCOTSMAN (Theatrical Release USA 2006)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.1|5.0 Starsìììì

The Flying Scotsman—good story, plays out well—begins with a bit of disorganization. But, after Graeme Obree (Jonny Lee Miller) gets into bicycle racing, the pace levels some, but the story complicates itself due to lack of good character development. The characters are not easily remembered by name, but rather by facial features which detracts from the deeper human element that typically marks the better films. The film serves as a light afternoon watch.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


 Professional bicycling becomes a young man’s passion.

 Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Douglas Mackinnon for directing effort. Characters/cast include: Graeme Obree (Jonny Miller), Anne Obree (Laura Fraser), Malky McGovern (Billy Boyd), Douglas Baxter (Brian Cox), and Katie (Morven Christie). 

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

 Yes. Despite presentation flaws and shallow character development, the movie educates. It earns a single watch and informs about professional bicycle racing.

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