Need For Speed Reviews

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January 8, 2020
Let the checkered flag wave for Need For Speed as it crosses the finish line first with fast cars, phenomenal practical stunts, superb lensing, a story with heart and a future superstar in Aaron Paul.
December 22, 2018
A satisfying bit of here-and-gone sensory stimulation that delivers exactly the kind of high-octane, high-velocity thrills promised by the title.
November 1, 2018
In spite of that movie's popularity and its kinship with the multi-release racing video game, a big screen adaptation of Need for Speed took more than 10 years to roll up to the line. It's not a perfect run but it delivers the goods.
October 12, 2018
If you can find a way to let the story issues go, you might just cross the finish line having had a very fun ride.
November 15, 2017
Although light on plot and performances, the film delivers exactly what it promises.
April 15, 2016
The amount of fun a cast and crew have while making a movie rarely translates to the final product, but that's not the case here.
March 21, 2014
If you're suffering from withdrawal symptoms for high-octane action, DreamWorks is ready with an instant adrenaline fix.
March 17, 2014
This is cinema reduced or distilled to its purest definition, of movies that move
March 16, 2014
Grounded "Speed" Outdistances "Furious."
March 15, 2014
Let's be honest, shamefully honest. What counts here isn't subtle drama or carefully honed characters. What counts are the chases and the screeching tyres and the spectacular prangs. And they are magnificent.
March 15, 2014
Glance in Need for Speed's rear-view mirror and you'll catch glimpses of... Vanishing Point and Two-Lane Blacktop. Bullitt even pops up on a drive-in screen at one point. Just don't expect any of those films' existential cool or stripped-down rawness.
March 14, 2014
It's not particularly smart or original, but car lovers and films fans that are willing to switch off their brains should find Need for Speed offers an amusing ride.
March 14, 2014
Scott Waugh's Need for Speed is a loud and proud B-movie. It's ridiculous, and it's also more fun than you might expect.
March 14, 2014
Without CGI, this gearhead fantasy could never be made.
March 14, 2014
Given [Aaron] Paul's established knack for comedy, it's a little odd that he's consigned to the role of humorless brooder [...] but given Need For Speed's oft-shaky grasp of comedy, he's probably better off in grip-it-and-rip-it mode.
March 14, 2014
What exactly is wrong with this film from stuntman-turned-director Scott Waugh? Stock characters? They're driving stock cars, for Pete's sake! Whaddayawant?
March 14, 2014
Even though the movie is a fairly routine popcorn entertainment with typical twists, romances, heroes and villains, it feels old-fashioned, organic, and exciting. It's based on a video game, but you'd never know it.
March 14, 2014
This is all about speed and well-done dangerous dashes and spectacular crashes. They're fun. Unfortunately, at 130-minutes Need for Speed is everything but speedy.
March 14, 2014
Waugh stages the action reasonably well, although none bristle with the vigor and intensity of better recent car chases in 'Drive' and 'Jack Reacher.'
March 14, 2014
Though later sequences lean a little too heavily on contemporary car flick clichés ... they are all nonetheless informed by a gee-whiz appreciation for gleaming cars and stunt driving ingenuity.
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