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Drive Hard (2014)

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Former racecar driver Peter Roberts (Thomas Jane) traded the winner's circle for a 9 to 5 job as a beginners' driving instructor. But his life shifts into overdrive when Simon Keller (John Cusack) hijacks Peter to be his getaway driver in a $9 million heist. (c) Image Entertainment
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Comedy , Special Interest
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In Theaters:
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Runtime:
Studio:
RLJ/Image Entertainment

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Cast

John Cusack
as Simon Keller
Thomas Jane
as Peter Roberts
Zoe Ventoura
as Agent Walker
Yesse Spence
as Tessa Roberts
Damien Garvey
as Detective Chief Inspector Smith
Jerome Ehlers
as Bank Chairman
Carol Burns
as Granny
Christopher Sommers
as Gas Station Attendant
Andrew Buchanan
as Detective Blanchard
Jason Wilder
as Agent Brown
Adrian Auld
as Guild
Sam Cotton
as Tabloid Reporter
Anthony Standish
as Detective
Adrian Pudlyk
as Cop #4
Lloyd Johnson
as Jefferies
Kellyn Morris
as Newsreader
Ron Kelly
as Tessa's Client
Meg Lucas
as Teenager
Yasca Sinigaglia
as Security Agent #1
Alex Kuzelicki
as Security Thug #4
Bradd Buckley
as Cop #1 / Driveby Driver
Damian Bradford
as Policeman / Driveby Driver
Karl Van Moorsel
as Policeman
Karl VanMoorsel
as Policeman
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Critic Reviews for Drive Hard

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (9)

It's no fresher than its title - a long chase movie with Cusack as master thief and Thomas Jane as his reluctant accomplice.

Full Review… | October 3, 2014
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

You know there's something fundamentally wrong with Drive Hard less than five seconds in: It opens on a shot of star Thomas Jane sporting an absurd mop of a hairdo that might have been borrowed from a Raggedy Ann doll.

Full Review… | October 3, 2014
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

Does a lot of revving in order to juice its jokey, violent bad-boy cred, but it never gets out of the driveway.

Full Review… | October 2, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Approximately as unforgettable as its title ...

Full Review… | October 2, 2014
Variety
Top Critic

Normally, I would have no objection to being trapped in a car with John Cusack, but that was before I saw "Drive Hard."

October 2, 2014
New York Times
Top Critic

[It] doesn't exactly work up a sweat devising an interesting plot villains, but the badinage between the odd couple ... makes the time pass painlessly enough.

Full Review… | October 2, 2014
New York Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Drive Hard

Jesus this is so bad.

Stephen Skudlarek
Stephen Skudlarek

Super Reviewer

½

I can't wait for Drive Harder, Drive Hard with a Vengeance, & Live Free or Drive Hard... I'm not so worried about It's a Good Day to Drive Hard. John Cusack plays the same character he's ever played post-Grosse Point Blank, and Tom Jane plays a pussy who used to drive race cars. There's some good back and forth between Tom and John which is fortunate since not a single additional character gets fleshed out in any real way. I actually felt more for the kid who shoots his own face off (funny as shit) than the lady cop chasing them and all the other characters are generic faces that blend together.

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John Cusack and Thomas Jane kick the tires and light the fires in the chase film Drive Hard. The story follows a former race car driver turned driving instructor who's tricked into being a wheel-man when his student robs a mob bank. Unfortunately the performances aren't very good; especially Jane, who's down right awful. But the writing is rather poor too, with stereotypical characters and unfocused storytelling. A trite and unoriginal action film, Drive Hard is a lazy piece of filmmaking.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer

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