| Original Score: 1.5/4
| Original Score: 1/4
Sylvester Stallone's homoerotic car-racing actioner delivers something between Speed Racer and gay porn.
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?
Driven is one of those wince-inducing movies that makes you wonder if every single person involved was deliberately trying to embarrass themselves.
Driven is all over the map in more ways than one.
| Original Score: 2/4
A paint-by-numbers affair.
Driven, to put it bluntly, makes Days of Thunder look like Citizen Kane on Wheels.
Pushing his pointless technique way ahead of any kind of content-to say nothing of drama -- Harlin eliminates any danger of intimacy.
Gas -- the hot air variety -- is exactly what Driven is made of.
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.
Comically corny and crude speedway drama.
But for all its remarkable technology, Driven can't escape the cliches of the genre.
A film that comes at you like a flashing strobe light.
The racing footage will blow you away.
A movie by, for and about the Attention Deficit Disordered.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
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.
Though Harlin's skill compensates for a lot of narrative preposterousness, even it is overmatched this time around.
| Original Score: 2/5
A music video shot by a Cops camera crew on crystal meth.
| Original Score: 0.5/5
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.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Driven looks as fake as it feels.
A slick, simplistic, and laughable effort that's reminiscent of a bad Jerry Bruckheimer film. A really bad Bruckheimer film.
Unless you find car racing to be a nearly orgasmic experience, Driven offers little in the way of entertainment.
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.
A good deal of Driven is pure ephemera.
Driven is mostly preposterous, and it has no dramatic center, but the racing scenes hold you in their death-trip grip.
| Original Score: C+
A silly, overexaggerated movie.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
A loud, frantic racing commercial.
| Original Score: C-