No thrills in this dull speed quest; THE WORLD'S FASTEST INDIAN ** 12A.
But what Hopkins thinks is a charming performance is soon a source of irritation, as the character stutters and shrugs through encounters.
Watching the film is like being caught in a time warp - not just the period setting, but the safe, old-fashioned film-making style.
As Burt Munro (Hopkins) journeys from New Zealand in 1967 to the salt flats of Utah, he solves every single problem within moments by a wink and a "what the heck".
There's no tension, no drama, no worries - so by the time Burt gets on his bike for his final run, the result is a foregone conclusion. And that's just boring.
NO DRIVE: Hopkins