February 7, 2015
One of the best original action movies of the 90s. 100% adrenaline and non-stop action.
February 1, 2015
Forget the popcorn you need a crash cart stat!
January 28, 2015
Speed is one of the highlights of the movies of the 90s that were so desperately chasing the success of the films of the 80s. Full review later.
August 9, 2013
-IGNORE THIS RATING
High octane, triumph action picture boosts one exhilarating sequence after another, as cop Reeves attempts to prevent a bus from exploding by maintaining its speed above 50 mph! There's no let up for a second; brilliantly filmed and edited. Won Oscars for Sound, and Sound Effects Editing.
January 2, 2015
It's one of those movies that's, exciting, easy and almost everyone can enjoy it and re-watch it more than once.
February 10, 2007
One of the better action movies of the 90s. Non stop action whole the movie. Its about a bombman and he have planted a bomb under a bus which must be holding a speed over 50mph to not going off. Keanu Reeves plays a cop that must stop that and with his side he have Sandra Bullock that just happening to be one of the passenger. *thumbs up*
June 12, 2011
It is one of the best action film ever made, period.
December 15, 2014
I don't know why I discounted this a star since I smiled pretty much through the whole movie last night. Why (wailing) can't we see this Keanu Reeves again. For the film making in general, loved it.
December 1, 2014
After watching one of the worst sequels of all time, I really wondered if it changed my opinion of the first one. Despite the fact that it's basically Die Hard in a bus, that's not entirely a bad thing to say. It's not as good as Die Hard, but it's the best film that's a homage to it. It's exciting, and definitely lives up to the title. I never saw Keanu Reeves act this way before, and I want to see more of that in other films. Sandra Bullock was actually not annoying in this, unlike the second movie. She's very funny, and her character is very smart. The late Dennis Hopper is having the time of his life and makes his character better than what it already is. It's fast paced, but it does take a break in there to give the viewers a breather. It's smart, the action is amazing, and it gets some hilarious moments in there. I honestly thought with the police member on the main character side, would betray him like the other acton movies. But it actually didn't, Jeff Daniel is funny in this, his character is smart too, and it's refreshing to see that it didn't happen. Even though it's surprisingly realistic, there's a few in there that didn't work in terms of logic, and there's a few stupid lines in there that weren't that funny. But Speed is a fantastic movie that really does feel like a 90s movie, but in a good way.
November 17, 2014
Your classic (interpret that how you will) 90's action film. Devoid of logic and full of plot holes, this is unquestionably a brainless film. However, as one of the bookends to the golden era of practical stunts, Speed is still quite a marvel. Few films can match the frequency and scale of the stunt work within the film... which along with the charisma of the cast, keeps the film's entertainment value high even 20 years later.
June 18, 2014
Shocking (kinda) fact of the day: apparently Keanu Reeves' highest rated movie is NOT The Matrix. It's actually SPEED, a film that is one of the most fun action movies from the early '90s. Before I go any further, I'll be open about Keanu Reeves: in my opinion he's not a good actor unless he's in the right role, and that rarely happens. But it worked for The Matrix and also for Speed. Now back to the ratings: Speed is at 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, while The Matrix is at 87%. If you've seen it, then you know exactly why that seems weird. If you've never heard of Speed, then go watch it immediately. I feel scared about explaining the plot because it will sound ludicrous, but here goes. After his last ransom scheme was thwarted by a highly trained bomb specialist (Reeves), a criminal (Dennis Hopper) plants a bomb on a runaway bus, and if the speedometer were to go above or below 50 mph, then the bomb goes off. Reeves has to board the bus, save the passengers, and stop that criminal. So I'm sure that sounds really idiotic to everyone, but hey, according to the majority of critics: runaway bus with a bomb> the Matrix. I love Speed, not to the extent of the Matrix, but it's such a great, fast paced action movie. If you won't watch it for Reeves, Hopper's eccentric performance, or even the over the top action, then at least watch it for Jeff Daniels and freaking Sandra Bullock (yep they're in this thing too). Now this movie is no Oscar winner, it's a full on guilty pleasure. I stress the term "guilty pleasure" because that's exactly what it is, don't go watching it expecting something really SPECIAL. The whole time I was so freaking entertained, and that's all I wanted when I was watching it. So are there flaws throughout? Yeah. Do characters say or do idiotic things within the 2 hour run time? No shit they do. Is it original in any way? Sort of. And are Duncan Jones' SOURCE CODE, Denzel Washington's UNSTOPPABLE, and like 10 other movies with this concept better than Speed? Of course. But is Speed still a super badass, enjoyable action movie that holds up and is worth your time and amusement? Oh absolutely - 8.0/10
October 19, 2014
One of the all time best action thrillers with solid pacing, great action and gripping tension. Speed stays tense because you care for these characters and each problem keeps building on each other. This is an action thriller thats pure entertainment
July 29, 2013
A kinetic, tense and hugely entertaining thriller, Speed does so much right, utilising its talented performances and nail-biting premise to great effect, creating one of the 90s' defining movies in the process.
September 27, 2014
Still a classic action thriller. Lots of fun.
September 8, 2013
From the director who later brought us Twister brings us Speed, made in 1994 comes one of the fastest movies you'll find. The young Sandra Bullock shows us why she is one of the best actresses in the business. The only dislike for me, may come as a surprise, but the villian is not favorable for me, of course he causes all the havoc, but all he wants is money. Which has become a cliche at this point in movies for villians, but they did a good job of making him unlikeable like every villian should. I loved it when he gets his head corked off on the subway, ha, sweet death.
September 11, 2014
This popcorn-friendly thrill ride is both funny, intense, and extremely entertaining, not to mention the amazing performances from Dennis Hopper, Keanu Reeves, and Sandra Bullock.
October 27, 2012
It's action-packed and tried to be more thrilling than another thriller, with some idiocy upon the characters. (B+)
(Full review coming soon - with better wording and requires another viewing)
August 21, 2014
Ehhhh it was okay I guess, the action was decent but it went on for way to long, and it became a bit (VERY) tedious.
August 14, 2014
Speed is an expertly paced, excitingly staged and explosive piece of 90s action cheese with serviceable performances and terrific suspense.