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From Oscar-nominated screenwriter Sylvester Stallone ("Get Carter," "Rocky") and director Renny Harlin ("Deep Blue Sea," "The Long Kiss Goodnight") comes a cutting-edge action drama about an exciting cast of characters living life in the fastest of lanes of the thrilling and dangerous world of high-tech car racing. Stallone plays Joe Tanto, a seasoned veteran of the racing circuit brought out of retirement to help guide a wild young rookie to victory. Also starring Kip Pardue ("Remember the Titans," "But I'm a Cheerleader"), Burt Reynolds ("The Crew," "Boogie Nights") and Gina Gershon ("The Insider," "Face/Off").]]>
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What I LIKED was the action race scenes and that I learned some things about CART racing which I had never thought of, or realized. For example, timing a 'recovering from injuries' Jimmy to ensure he could get out of car within five seconds, to even be allowed into a race (CART rules), was interesting to me. The use of computers, laptops, and communications techniques with active drivers was cool. I loved Estella Warren in the pool(when she wasn't talking). I enjoyed the 'Luc' character (she was best at achieving most with an understated 'look'). I liked watching the action at the pit stops.
What I disliked, intensely, was most of the silly dialog. (Question: "Where did you learn to swim like that?" Answer: "I was raised by frogs; Ribbit."). I thought some characters did well with what dialog they had, but some good talent was wasted here. Gina Gershon did a great bitchy job every time she was on screen; the only one who really used the limited dialog to extreme advantage.
My overall opinion were too many characters and confusing stories for the limited time. The only characters I truly cared about were Jimmy, Gina, Luc, and Beau (when he was away from the 'love triangle' story line). DeMille (Jimmy's hard-driving agent/brother) would have been much more effective had he been subtle/savey in his self-absorbed ways instead of obnoxious.Read more ›
The camera shifts without reason every fraction of a second. Everything is a closeup. When a group of people are talking together. Split seconds of facial closeups are mixed with facial closeups of the other characters talking.
Actually its worse than that, you get close-ups of eyes, then someones nose, then back to Stallone talking, Stallone at a different angle, at yet another angel, a close-up of finger tapping.
Its like they had 1000 cameras for every scene and used portions of each one for every minute of screentime.
If you can get past how absurdly it is shot, you have absurd situations like a racer getting upset taking off in one of these cars on public city streets and being pursued by another racer. Also in a race, there is a crash, and the other racer does a 180 degree turn and goes to rescue him.
I could never get past all this to get deep enough into the relationships between the characters so I can't comment about that.
This movie is terrible.
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Not quite real, but a fun movie about life at the top of racing.Published 13 days ago by Chris Davis
EXCELLENT transaction, fast shipping Fun movie to watch with plenty of action movie stuff.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I thought it was bad. Cheesy. Cool cars boring characters and very predictable story and far fetched.Published 2 months ago by Richard T.Porterfield
I enjoy this movie, I recommend it for an older flick, but up to you if you wish to purchase it.Published 3 months ago by Dustin
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