Movie Review: GRAN TURISMO


SYNOPSIS - Directed by Neill Blomkamp, this is a biological sports drama based on a video game series of the same name initiated by Polyphony Digital. It narrates the true story of Jann Mardenborough (played by Archie Madekwe), a teenage Gran Turismo player who was able to become a professional race car driver.

A struggling gamer (Archie Madekwe), a failed former race-car driver (David E task Harbour), of and an idealistic motorsport executive (Orlando Bloom), team up fortaking on the most elite sport in the world.

This is an inspiring thriller that motivates to achieve the impossible provided one has that passion and professionalism to pursue one's aim and ambition in life. 

The power-packed action thriller proves and proclaims that nothing is impossible when one is motivated from within to move on and make things possible.

The film premiered at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.


 The film makes for a superb watch with its slick making, fast paced screenplay which at the same time gives you enough breathing space to absorb the emotions is its characters.

 A highlight is how it simplifies the concepts and makes it watch- worthy even for those who don't know about the fine details of GT  or racing.

The live locations it is shot in add to the thrill and realistic feel.  Most importantly,  the way the inner workings of the hi octane engines and the skill of racing are showcased take you right into the drivers's seats and into their minds. Every actor has done a good job of it. Dialogues are crisp and to the point. There is emotion but no melodrama.

A stylishly made,  fast-paced, visually rich, motivational film based on a true story, Gran Turismo is a fine watch. 

Rating 4/5


The cast includes Darren Barnet, Geri Halliwell Horner and Djimon Hounsou

Cinematography- Jacques Jouffret

Music-Lorne Balfe and Andrew Kawczynski

Sony Pictures Release

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