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If you don't think Speed is the fastest-moving adventure film ever made, we challenge you to find a faster one. Keanu Reeves stars as an LA Bomb Squad specialist whose principal antagonist is elusive bomber-extortionist Dennis Hopper. Seeking vengeance after his latest ransom scheme is thwarted, Hopper presents a personal challenge to Reeves: A wired-for-destruction city bus, which will detonate if the speedometer drops below 50 MPH. Playing the reluctant civilian who is pressed into service as
Jun 10, 1994 Wide
Nov 3, 1998
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Talk about simple. But the film's sheer cut-to-the-chase straightfowardness is part of its appeal.
Athough it hits any number of gaping credibility potholes on its careening journey around Los Angeles, Speed delivers the goods as a non-stop actioner that scarcely pauses to take a breath.
The smart and sassy Bullock is a knockout. She makes us believe the impossible things Annie is doing and, better, makes us care.
The most breath-stoppingly thrilling motion picture to open since the original Die Hard.
fast-moving, totally undemanding and relentlessly entertaining, this actioner should do more for the career of Sandra Bullock than for that of its nominal star, Keanu Reeves.
It's all about the speed. If you can get that through your head, this is one wild and entertaining ride.
One of the '90s' best popcorn flicks, Jan de Bont's bomb-on-a-bus thrill ride has ... enough tense, fiery mayhem to please even the most jaded action fan.
Sandra Bullock steals the movie. You can actually see her working her charms on Keanu during certain scenes; he cracks a smile from time to time.
A taut, endlessly entertaining action spectacle. They really don't make them like this anymore.
An exhilarating thrill machine that goes from 0 to 50 in the opening minutes and never lets up.
Good suspense movie, third act is weak
Hopper and Reeves make for a great match-up and the tension never stops.
- Harry: You shoot me and they give you a medal, you little prick.
- Jack Traven: Harry, you told me to.
- Annie Porter: Just so you know, I got my license suspended.
- Jack Traven: What for?
- Annie Porter: Speeding.
- Harry: [observing explosives mounted on the elevator] What do you think?
- Jack Traven: I dunno. YOU'RE the expert, I just work here.
- Howard Payne: Pop quiz, hotshot. There's a bomb on a bus. Once the bus goes 50 miles an hour, the bomb is armed. If it drops below 50, it blows up. What do you do? What do you do?
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