The Flying Scotsman
- 1h 42min
- Directed by: Douglas Mackinnon
- Written by: John Brown, Declan Hughes, Simon Rose
- Cast: Jonny Lee Miller, Laura Fraser, Billy Boyd, Brian Cox
A well-intentioned biopic of Graeme Obree, the professional Scottish cyclist who battled with a home-made bike, sporting bureaucracy and depression. Despite Miller's muted, understated performance, the stock characters and omission of real life conflicts result in a sports film cliché that drags itself over the finish line.
Reviews & features
The Flying Scotsman19 Jun 2007
Riding your bike fast doesn’t make you a hero, but Graeme Obree’s well-documented battles with the external and internal pressures of professional cycling put him firmly in the Lance Armstrong class. As depicted in Douglas Mackinnon’s long-delayed…
Tell us more about this listing.