Need for Speed 3D

Need for Speed 3D

Need for Speed 3D

Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul stars in this adaptation of the long-running action racing videogame series as an ex-convict on an illegal, revenge-seeking cross-country car race. Co-starring Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Michael Keaton and Kid Cudi.

In a last attempt to save his struggling garage, blue-collar mechanic Tobey Marshall (Paul) reluctantly partners with wealthy ex-NASCAR driver Dino (Cooper). Just as a major sale to car broker Julia (Poots) looks like it will save the business, an unsanctioned race results in Dino framing Tobey for manslaughter. Two years later and fresh out of prison, Tobey is set on revenge with plans to take down Dino in the high-stakes De Leon race - the Super Bowl of underground racing. To get there in time, Tobey must run a high-octane, action-packed gauntlet, dodging cops coast-to-coast as well as hunters looking to claim the bounty Dino put on his car.

The script comes from Oscar-nominated writer John Gatins (FlightReal Steel) and his brother George, though not based on any story or characters from a Need for Speed game.

2014Rating: M, Adult themes131 minsUSA
Action
57%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Modest, diverting fun.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

The cars are hot, the action is decent, but the characters and plot need a serious tune-up.

2.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Audiences purely interested in the cars won't be disappointed - frankly they're sexier than the cast.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

An energetic, unpretentious B movie... it is devoted, above all, to the delivery of visceral, kinetic excitement.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Subtle this petrolhead festival confection isn't – but the entertainment rev counter more or less keeps going.

3.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Powered by impressive practical stuntwork, eye-popping cross-country landscapes, and the sparking chemistry between Paul and Poots.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

You wouldn't think a movie called Need For Speed would feel so slow.

0

The Speed Needs Something Else...

Aaron Paul is a great actor I have enjoyed him throughout the Breaking Bad series but sadly he has been asked to play a role in a movie that even the greats of the big screen would have struggled with. The storyline is thin, the action scenes have been mostly spoiled from the trailers and the vehicles are under utilized for such a film. The drive scenes can...

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Modest, diverting fun.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

The cars are hot, the action is decent, but the characters and plot need a serious tune-up.

2.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Audiences purely interested in the cars won't be disappointed - frankly they're sexier than the cast.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

An energetic, unpretentious B movie... it is devoted, above all, to the delivery of visceral, kinetic excitement.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Subtle this petrolhead festival confection isn't – but the entertainment rev counter more or less keeps going.

3.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Powered by impressive practical stuntwork, eye-popping cross-country landscapes, and the sparking chemistry between Paul and Poots.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

You wouldn't think a movie called Need For Speed would feel so slow.

0

The Speed Needs Something Else...

Aaron Paul is a great actor I have enjoyed him throughout the Breaking Bad series but sadly he has been asked to play a role in a movie that even the greats of the big screen would have struggled with. The storyline is thin, the action scenes have been mostly spoiled from the trailers and the vehicles are under utilized for such a film. The drive scenes...

2.0
0