Vehicle 19 Reviews

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Amy Nicholson
Los Angeles Times
June 12, 2013
A serviceable if silly B-movie ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
June 12, 2013
As a man working against the clock while trapped in a vehicle out of control, Paul Walker never wastes his time-or yours.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark Adams
Screen International
June 10, 2013
Paul Walker is an effective and handsome lead and retains a look of brooding intensity that is appropriate for the role.
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
May 17, 2013
Paul Walker remains behind the steering wheel, but this action thriller has a whiff of the arthouse about it, simply by being set in South Africa.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
May 9, 2013
The plot makes very little sense, and plays out like a less compelling version of Taken, but there are some guilty-pleasure thrills along the way to the satisfyingly gonzo climax.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jamie Graham
Total Film
May 3, 2013
Vehicle 19 rivals Running Scared as the best of Walker's smaller, grittier (read: home entertainment) titles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 6, 2014
The degree to which Vehicle 19 flounders and ultimately fails is, to put it mildly, rather disappointing...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
James Luxford
The National
October 18, 2013
neither Walker nor the script can keep your interest for the duration, with action set pieces and intrusive music overpowering what should have been a claustrophobic and tense experience
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Scott Foundas
Variety
June 18, 2013
Neither particularly fast nor furious.
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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture
June 17, 2013
Vehicle 19 sets up a fascinating conceit for itself, and then loses interest in delivering on it. It just wants to get to the cool car chase, but by the time it does, we've stopped caring.
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
June 15, 2013
The script is overwhelmed by cliches and implausibilities.
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
June 14, 2013
Mr. Walker's character is haunted by a troubled past, but the film would have been better if it had given him more to do in the present.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
June 14, 2013
The plot is brainless even for a Paul Walker movie. Get ready for "The Slow and the Spurious."
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Sean O'Connell
Washington Post
June 14, 2013
A lean, low-budget and claustrophobic mistaken-identity thriller that's so stripped-down, it's nearly nonexistent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
June 13, 2013
[Walker] is forced to really act here. It's a task he faces with admirable dedication, if not unqualified success.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
June 12, 2013
Low-tech and initially diverting, the feature soon rides on dramatically bald tires with Walker in the lead role, unable to squeeze out the necessary anguish to communicate the wrong place, wrong time feel of the script.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Andrew Schenker
Village Voice
June 11, 2013
Vehicle 19 is best when it's silent.
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
June 10, 2013
As one incoherent action scene follows another, one's left staring at a film with nothing to respond to, waiting for it all to be over.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
June 7, 2013
Paul Walker is fine behind the wheel. But the chases are shot ineptly and what's a car chase movie without good looking chases?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 15, 2013
An interesting idea paired with lacklustre execution makes for a passable rather than thrilling ride.
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