Need for Speed

2014

Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

71
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 22%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 58%
IMDb Rating 6.5 10 145580

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Cast

Dakota Johnson as Anita
Rami Malek as Finn
Imogen Poots as Julia Maddon
Aaron Paul as Tobey Marshall
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1.96 GB
1920*1080
English
PG-13
23.976 fps
2hr 12 min
P/S 2 / 11
876.75 MB
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English
PG-13
23.976 fps
2hr 12 min
P/S 7 / 71
1.95 GB
1920*1080
English
PG-13
23.976 fps
2hr 12 min
P/S 14 / 149

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Brent Hankins 7 / 10

Silly and predictable, but plenty of fun.

Ever since the popularity of video games skyrocketed in the 1980s, Hollywood has been trying to cash in on the craze by bringing well-known franchises to the big screen. While some adaptations have come close to getting it right (Silent Hill is probably the best), most video games movies have been absolutely terrible, with Super Mario Bros. and Street Fighter: The Movie serving as a shining example of what not to do.

With a well-documented history of failed projects, the expectations surrounding Need for Speed couldn't be much lower - after all, it's based on a decades-old franchise about illegal street racing, featuring a young cast that remains unproven at the box office - but what the film lacks in storytelling and character development is more than compensated for, thanks to the action behind the wheel.

Two years after being framed for the death of a friend, Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul) is released from prison with revenge on his mind. His target is Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper), the shady professional racer that put Tobey in jail and Tobey's friend in a coffin. Taking down Dino will mean beating him at his own game, a top-secret race featuring the world's most elite drivers, and hosted by the mysterious Monarch (Michael Keaton).

With less than two days to get from New York to California before the race begins, Tobey embarks on a cross-country trek that features plenty of jaw-dropping moments, made even more thrilling by director Scott Waugh's insistence that all driving stunts be performed by real drivers in real cars. This adds an extra layer of tension that's sorely missing from the Fast and Furious series (to which Need for Speed is destined to be compared), and the film's best moments come courtesy of E-brake drifts, squealing tires, and near collisions.

Despite its paper-thin plot and many, many failed attempts at humor, Need for Speed still works thanks to the generous amount of high-octane action sequences, and the undeniable charisma of Aaron Paul. Skeptics may not have believed that Paul could distance himself from his Jesse Pinkman persona, but he delivers a strong performance that should put him on the radar for future action roles.

Need for Speed is one of the better attempts at translating a popular video game into a big screen experience, with the practical stunts and real-world action serving as a nice counterbalance to Fast and Furious's ever-increasing ridiculousness. Its silliness, predictability and over- inflated running time keep it from being a truly great movie, but it's still a hell of a lot of fun.

-- Brent Hankins, www.nerdrep.com

Reviewed by Eli Button 3 / 10

Slow & Stupid, Fragmented, Amateur Acting, Misfits all over

I am quite astonished as to the plethora of high marks this film is getting, and especially over opening weekend. It's quite suspicious, although I do expect a trend to occur very soon with all the actual movie-goers who sat through this horrible action film to chime in and tell you how it really was - - where 3-stars here (out of 10) is actually quite generous.

The movie starts out very slow, and that pace continues as they try to build upon that. I don't mind slow starters, but you have to have quality and depth in the script to keep me excited or draw me in - and they fail here. The stories are fragmented - it was jumping from one thing to another and you're trying to connect the dots and wonder WTF is this here for? Some of these scenes are just plain stupid - like watching an interview / news from an ipad in the garage and acting like it's so important but the content doesn't make sense and it's really not. Some of the race scenes are definitely lacking excitement and the adrenaline rush. Weaving in and out through the city streets, run over some trash cans, and go through a tunnel, and that's the peaking point - - WTF? That's the first organized race scene, which includes a stone- faced Bieber driver who doesn't look old enough to drive. My God. The sh-t just don't fit.

The actors - - a lot of new ones, very young, Bieber-looking types, 1 or 2 African Americans, it's almost like they're trying to showcase these young perfect-faced-Bieber-types who have a ways to go in mastering their craft. They are not convincing to say the least, they do not draw you into the character, they do not rattle you or get you into the story. Fail.

I love Aaron Paul, great actor, but they tried to make him the big action star who doesn't say much, speaks in a low and cool tone, has a few quips, and everything he says is potent and memorable. A big FAIL here. I don't know if he doesn't play the part well enough or if I still see Breaking Bad dude or if the script just plain sucks, but it could be a combination of all the above. He just doesn't fit the part IMO - - and many felt this way during the previews. BTW - the Director (Waugh) has a very limited history, 2 films of which one I've never heard of (Step Into Liquid) - ?? and Act of Valor - which IMO wasn't well executed.

So a 3 out of 10 here is quite generous. And all I want is a quality story, great action, quality and believable acting, and an exciting plot. Nothing like that exists in this movie.

Reviewed by OrangeFlamingo 4 / 10

Best Authentic Race movie

Oh boy. Where to even start.

I suppose that first off I had way better expectations because I was a HUGE fan of Aaron Paul in Breaking Bad, considering it one of the most brilliant shows I have ever seen. I was let down. Thankfully, he wasn't the worst actor in this film. Every single other person was.

This is the first film I've seen that Imogen Poots had a lead role in, and I will probably never see one again. There were a couple of parts that I had hope for her, but it only lasted a few seconds until I was questioning if this was the first film she's ever been in. I was also unimpressed by Kid Cudi (Scott Mescudi)'s performance. He is one of my all time favorite music artists and that is definitely what he should stick to, music. I guess it's not really his fault that the script was so awful and he was required to recite "joke" after "joke" that they were trying SO HARD to make funny (failed immensely), but I figured he'd have the balls to say "I'm not reading this crap on camera." As far as the other actors and actresses, it would be a waste of my time to even say anything about them, because it is nothing good. I don't even want to get started on Michael Keaton's washed-up performance.

The entire movie flip flops between emotional scenes (which are anything but) and action scenes. None of this flows at all. The scenes where you're supposed to feel some kind of connection between characters does not succeed. Nothing builds you up to them and they're all really awkward and you will feel no differently about anyone or anything going on in the film. The action scenes seem like they were thought up last minute and felt very rushed. It was like they had a five minute time limit on each one or else someone was going to murder their family.

I guess one positive thing was the visuals, which were alright. That's probably where this movie is getting rated anything above a seven, it's from the gear heads (no offense to anybody.) There were some pretty bad ass cars that were nice to look at and some of the action scenes were done nicely (looked nice) aside from feeling hurried.

To wrap this up, this is one of the cheesiest and most predictable movies I have ever seen. I called everything that was going to happen in almost every scene because it's been done hundreds of times in hundreds of films, all executed in the same way. I'm still not sure why the synopsis starts with "fresh from prison" because how prison affected his life is touched nowhere in the movie. I know that isn't a big deal but for some reason that just bugs me.

If you must see this movie, make sure someone else is paying or you have a free rental up for grabs from your local video store.

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