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Torque (2004)

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23

Average Rating: 4.2/10
Reviews Counted: 115
Fresh: 26 | Rotten: 89

Silly and noisy, Torque is stylish fun for the MTV crowd.

23

Average Rating: 4.4/10
Critic Reviews: 31
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 24

Silly and noisy, Torque is stylish fun for the MTV crowd.

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Average Rating: 2.9/5
User Ratings: 70,868

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Movie Info

Shelved for almost a full year, the feature-film debut of acclaimed music video director Joseph Kahn, Torque is an action thriller set in the fast-paced, high-adrenaline world of biker gangs. Martin Henderson (The Ring) stars as Cary, a biker who is framed for the murder of a gang leader Trey's (Ice Cube) brother by Henry (Matt Schulze). Now, Cary finds himself on the run from both Trey's gang and the FBI, headed by the wise-cracking Agent McPherson Adam Scott. From Neal H. Moritz, producer of

PG-13,

Action & Adventure

Matt Johnson

May 18, 2004

$21.1M

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All Critics (128) | Top Critics (36) | Fresh (26) | Rotten (89) | DVD (25)

Thankfully, Torque knows what it wants to be ... and flashes a jocular self-awareness about its genre affiliation.

January 20, 2004 Full Review Source: Village Voice
Village Voice
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Produces little in the way of rotation, torsion or anything else that could be roughly diagrammed as excitement.

January 17, 2004 Full Review Source: Salon.com
Salon.com
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A towering bore.

January 16, 2004
Washington Post
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The loudest, trashiest, stupidest, cheesiest celebration of ritualized male aggression of 2004.

January 16, 2004
Washington Post
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Even the more attention-grabbing scenes are too obviously faked to build suspense, and too confusingly cut to sustain continuity.

January 16, 2004 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety
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Silly and violent, mostly comprised of stunts.

December 29, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

A low grade really bad action flick without a single brain cell in its head...

April 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

If you want to see Matrix on bikes, Torque is the stuff. Just as long as you don't want any of that... what do they call it? Acting or something?

May 26, 2004 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
Oz
eFilmCritic.com

Torque is so awful it would have embarrassed Roger Corman forty years ago.

May 6, 2004 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

Blessed with a tongue-in-cheek script, plenty of burning-rubber chases, and a sense of its own ridiculousness.

March 16, 2004 Full Review Source: BBC

A very loud movie, loud in every way. It's loud with noise of motorbikes, and it's loud with overacting and loud with gravity-defying effects that seem ultimately ridiculous

February 24, 2004 Full Review Source: Zap2it.com
Zap2it.com

Um videogame mal realizado.

February 10, 2004 Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena
Cinema em Cena

There is a certain kick to the film and its massive mayhem, but it all seems quite coldly programmed.

February 2, 2004 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

Torque is like a third generation copy of a bad videotape.

January 28, 2004 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
Internet Reviews

This is a movie so stupid, I'm surprised Paul Walker isn't in it.

January 27, 2004 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

An expeditious ending keeps Torque from ever really wearing out its welcome, but if that's the best that can be said about it, perhaps it's better left unsaid.

January 27, 2004 Full Review Source: MovieMartyr.com
MovieMartyr.com

I was heartily entertained, for all the wrong reasons.

January 27, 2004 Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies
Goatdog's Movies

If you want an adrenaline rush, this will give it to you. It's worth a matinee at least.

January 24, 2004
Greenwich Village Gazette

...too much and too little all at the same time...

January 22, 2004 Full Review
Talking Pictures (U.S.)

Are we watching a car commercial? An ad for leather jeans? For Viagra?

January 22, 2004 Full Review Source: City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

If it's lacking much in the way of distinction, it benefits from an abundance of panache.

January 21, 2004 Full Review Source: Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus

Make no mistake, Torque is -- by any rational standards -- a bad movie. But it's a fun bad movie.

January 21, 2004 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

I didn't hate Torque, and I guess that goes to say some things for the film. At the very least, it kept me entertained.

January 20, 2004 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

Audience Reviews for Torque

WHAT THE HELL WAS THIS? this was one retarded movie. trash. this is one of those movies that you would see in a CVS pharmacy 1 dollar dvds basket on the way bottom.
March 10, 2012
Albert Kim

Super Reviewer

Well, a lot action in a movie can be good, but sometimes if you put it too much, it can be a weaker point too, just like this movie.... The action scene with the motor racing thing was great, knowing that motor is more difficult to be filmed than car... The story just okay, but one thing that I don't like from this movie is the cast... Martin Henderson don't fit for the main character of this movie... He's not cool, not handsome, and more important that he's not winning everybody's heart... But the worst came from Ice Cube... He really really didn't fit to the role he played in this movie... If I have to be honest, maybe he's not destined to be an actor... The other cast just okay, just that two actors that make a big hole to this movie, besides the action scene that too much and the 'amateur' directing style this movie have....
April 17, 2009
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Sanjaya 丘耀文

Super Reviewer

Everyone has a guilty pleasure movie they enjoy. THIS is one of those for me. It's bad. Oh, WOW, is it bad. But that's why I enjoy it so much. Bad cheesy acting, insane action, and hot chicks battling it out ninja-style while riding motorcycles. What's not to love?!?
June 7, 2008
shiftyeyeddog

Super Reviewer

A cool MTV style movie about biker gangs. A bit like Fast and Furious but on 2 wheels instead. It has a cool, young cast, thumping soundtrack and some good chase scenes. Slightly over do the SFX in some scenes getting way beyond reality but overall an enjoyable action film.
June 14, 2007
Deano78

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