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Driven Reviews

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Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 27, 2009
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 22, 2002
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
October 30, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Ebert & Roeper
May 3, 2001
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
April 27, 2001
Sylvester Stallone's homoerotic car-racing actioner delivers something between Speed Racer and gay porn.
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
April 27, 2001
Why waste your quarters on the video games in the mall when you can pay $10 to see the same thing on the big screen?
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Doug Kim
Seattle Times
April 27, 2001
Driven is one of those wince-inducing movies that makes you wonder if every single person involved was deliberately trying to embarrass themselves.
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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
April 27, 2001
Driven is all over the map in more ways than one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 27, 2001
A paint-by-numbers affair.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
April 27, 2001
Driven, to put it bluntly, makes Days of Thunder look like Citizen Kane on Wheels.
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John Anderson
Newsday
April 27, 2001
Pushing his pointless technique way ahead of any kind of content-to say nothing of drama -- Harlin eliminates any danger of intimacy.
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
April 27, 2001
Gas -- the hot air variety -- is exactly what Driven is made of.
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Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
April 27, 2001
In his first solo writing credit since Rocky V (1990), Stallone has turned out an old-fashioned sports drama that thrives by knowing when to wallow in clichés and when to turn them on their heads.
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
April 27, 2001
Comically corny and crude speedway drama.
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
April 27, 2001
But for all its remarkable technology, Driven can't escape the cliches of the genre.
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Steven Rosen
Denver Post
April 27, 2001
A film that comes at you like a flashing strobe light.
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Malcolm Ritter
Associated Press
April 27, 2001
The racing footage will blow you away.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 27, 2001
A movie by, for and about the Attention Deficit Disordered.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Vega
Boston Globe
April 27, 2001
When the film predictably limps across the finish line, you're left with the impression your time would have been better spent sitting in traffic.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
April 27, 2001
A race-car drama full of flashy but empty images and a soundtrack that makes you feel as if you're being shaken on a motel rumblebed.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
April 27, 2001
Though Harlin's skill compensates for a lot of narrative preposterousness, even it is overmatched this time around.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
April 26, 2001
A music video shot by a Cops camera crew on crystal meth.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
April 26, 2001
Even fans of open-wheel racing, the high-speed, high-stress pastime that is the subject of Renny Harlin's hectic new film, may walk away from it more logy than exhilarated.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News
April 26, 2001
Driven looks as fake as it feels.
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Lawrence Terenzi
Mr. Showbiz
April 26, 2001
A slick, simplistic, and laughable effort that's reminiscent of a bad Jerry Bruckheimer film. A really bad Bruckheimer film.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
April 26, 2001
Unless you find car racing to be a nearly orgasmic experience, Driven offers little in the way of entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
April 26, 2001
The target audience of men, young and old, will admire the pedal-to-the-metal action and not be in the least bit put off by its rudimentary characters and silly plot dynamics.
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Tom Keogh
Film.com
April 26, 2001
A good deal of Driven is pure ephemera.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
April 26, 2001
Driven is mostly preposterous, and it has no dramatic center, but the racing scenes hold you in their death-trip grip.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
April 26, 2001
A silly, overexaggerated movie.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 26, 2001
A loud, frantic racing commercial.
Full Review | Original Score: C-