Need for Speed

Need for Speed

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Need for Speed

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 (Flight, Real 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
67%
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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

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

0

Speeding Yawn Fest

Some cool car stunts and thats about it. Barely any acting, barely any story, barely worth your time.

2.0
0

Need for something!

How about a decent script!? OMG, if it wasn't for the hot cars and the fact I use to play this game. I would of left the movie in under 60sec. I think it would be faster gathering dust on a shelf somewhere in the corner of a DVD-shop.

2.0
0

Great RACING Movie

Need For Speed was a great Racing movie which brings the thrill and essence of the game to real life. With many nods to the Games through the locations filmed and Bounties, Rolling Blocks the Map etc. What people are forgetting about this movie, is it is about racing not shooting or fighting bad guys like the Fast and Furious Franchise. I was most...

5.0
0

The One Where ‘Jesse Pinkman’ Gets Away

Video game movies have always entered the box office tainted with the quality of older films. “They won’t live up to the experience you have as a player!” “It’s too surreal to translate to the silver screen!” Such statements tend to crowd the social advertising space and become the review a film doesn’t want before it’s even released. And ‘Need For...

3.0
0

Awesome Car Stunt movie

This was an awesome movie awesome car stunts and awesome camera moves I hope there will be a sequel. 5 stars

5.0
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

Speeding Yawn Fest

Some cool car stunts and thats about it. Barely any acting, barely any story, barely worth your time.

2.0
0

Need for something!

How about a decent script!? OMG, if it wasn't for the hot cars and the fact I use to play this game. I would of left the movie in under 60sec. I think it would be faster gathering dust on a shelf somewhere in the corner of a DVD-shop.

2.0
0

Great RACING Movie

Need For Speed was a great Racing movie which brings the thrill and essence of the game to real life. With many nods to the Games through the locations filmed and Bounties, Rolling Blocks the Map etc. What people are forgetting about this movie, is it is about racing not shooting or fighting bad guys like the Fast and Furious Franchise. I was most...

5.0
0

The One Where ‘Jesse Pinkman’ Gets Away

Video game movies have always entered the box office tainted with the quality of older films. “They won’t live up to the experience you have as a player!” “It’s too surreal to translate to the silver screen!” Such statements tend to crowd the social advertising space and become the review a film doesn’t want before it’s even released. And ‘Need For...

3.0
0

Awesome Car Stunt movie

This was an awesome movie awesome car stunts and awesome camera moves I hope there will be a sequel. 5 stars

5.0
0