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March 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 30, 2001
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
April 27, 2001
Sylvester Stallone's homoerotic car-racing actioner delivers something between Speed Racer and gay porn.
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?
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.
April 27, 2001
Driven is all over the map in more ways than one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 27, 2001
A paint-by-numbers affair.
April 27, 2001
Driven, to put it bluntly, makes Days of Thunder look like Citizen Kane on Wheels.
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.
April 27, 2001
Gas -- the hot air variety -- is exactly what Driven is made of.
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.
April 27, 2001
Comically corny and crude speedway drama.
April 27, 2001
But for all its remarkable technology, Driven can't escape the cliches of the genre.
April 27, 2001
A film that comes at you like a flashing strobe light.
April 27, 2001
The racing footage will blow you away.
April 27, 2001
A movie by, for and about the Attention Deficit Disordered.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
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.
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
April 26, 2001
A music video shot by a Cops camera crew on crystal meth.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
April 26, 2001
Driven looks as fake as it feels.
April 26, 2001
A slick, simplistic, and laughable effort that's reminiscent of a bad Jerry Bruckheimer film. A really bad Bruckheimer film.
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
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.
April 26, 2001
A good deal of Driven is pure ephemera.
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+
April 26, 2001
A silly, overexaggerated movie.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 26, 2001
A loud, frantic racing commercial.
Read More | Original Score: C-