Vehicle 19 (2013)
Critic Consensus: It starts with an interesting premise and Paul Walker is as handsomely brooding as ever, but Vehicle 19's incoherently shot action sequences make it a poor substitute for his work in the Fast & Furious movies.
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Critic Reviews for Vehicle 19
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.
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.
The plot is brainless even for a Paul Walker movie. Get ready for "The Slow and the Spurious."
A lean, low-budget and claustrophobic mistaken-identity thriller that's so stripped-down, it's nearly nonexistent.
Audience Reviews for Vehicle 19
I am usually a fan of Paul Walker films, and I even have a soft spot for most of the bad ones, but not even he could save this film. Having just a terrible script, there was not much for him to work with here, and taking place entirely in one vehicle you would think that would have some sort of intensity to it. Paul Walker is not the greatest actor in the world, but he always gives his all, and because he does in this one, the script makes him look awful. I will admit that any filmmaker that agrees to make a one-location film takes a lot of guts and I admire that, but it doesn't work in this case. Some of the action scenes are exciting, but the second you hear dialogue you will want to vomit. "Vehicle 19" is a mess that really goes nowhere by the end. The only redeemable factors are it's short run time and it's well-executed action; However, the film surrounding those elements is one of the laziest I have ever seen.
I really didn't know anything about Vehicle 19 before seeing it, and it had all the standout aspects of being a great action film. Unfortunately it falls short due to a somewhat clichéd script, bland acting and uneven directing. This film should have been better, but it ends up being a mediocre one at that. Vehicle 19 should have been a good little B movie, but instead it just ends up being a clunky actioner with no real substance. I thought it started off well, but it ended up being a poorly crafted action film that just didn't deliver anything remarkable. I really wanted to get into the film, but it just fell short on so many levels. Paul Walker seems like he's overdoing it here, and he just fails at delivering something that is actually worth watching. Vehicle could have been a great movie if the script would have been better and the action sequences better thought out. There are parts of the film that are interesting, but they aren't significant to make this a film worth seeing. If you love Paul Walker, you may enjoy this, but I thought this was a mediocre film and one that wastes its potential on such a poorly written script. If you want Paul Walker's best films check out Running Scared or Joy Ride instead of this film. I was very much disappointed by this film, and it could have been a much better film if the script and cast were thought out a bit more. The actors simply don't have any screen presence and they just overdo their performances and that just ends up being a tiresome affair. Vehicle 19 is stand B movie fair, and kit never has anything to really make it standout.
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