Need For Speed (Plus Bonus Features) 2014 PG-13 CC

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A gritty race against time, starring Aaron Paul.

Starring:
Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper
Runtime:
3 hours, 2 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Director Scott Waugh
Starring Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper
Supporting actors Imogen Poots, Scott Mescudi, Rami Malek, Ramon Rodriguez, Harrison Gilbertson, Dakota Johnson, Stevie Ray Dallimore, Michael Keaton, Alan Pflueger, Brian L. Keaulana, Logan Holladay, Carmela Zumbado, Jalil Jay Lynch, Nick Chinlund, Chad Randall, Buddy Joe Hooker, Rich Rutherford, Tony Brakohiapa
Studio DreamWorks
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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46 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Paul Donovan TOP 1000 REVIEWER on March 22, 2014
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Nine Things About the Movie “Need For Speed”

1. This movie is based on a car racing video game. So you know it’s not going to be deep.

2. It’s also basically a 2-hour long Ford commercial.

3. But the movie is actually fairly interesting. It’s more entertaining, slightly more realistic, and not as stupid as what the “Fast & Furious” movies have turned into.

4. It’s about a former race car driver named Tobey and his friends. There is an ex-girlfriend and an old rival. There’s a plot. Stuff happens. People talk. They race cars. About twenty minutes into the movie you know the rest of the story. I figured out who was going to die, which would inspire Tobey to race for justice and revenge.

5. The story is ridiculous, but the acting is decent. The main female lead was not nearly as annoying as I expected her to be. And Michael Keaton almost steals the movie as a rich weirdo that sponsors a top-secret elite car race.

6. The movie was directed by Scott Waugh, who is an actual stuntman. He hated the fact that the “Fast & Furious” movies used computer-generated cars and races. He wanted to do all the car racing for real. Computer effects were only used to erase crew members and wires.

7. Waugh used up to 40 cameras at once to capture some of the scenes. A climactic crash scene lasted 12 seconds on screen, but took six hours to prepare.

8. The movie is worth seeing for its cinematography and driving scenes.

9. We certainly don’t need two car-racing movie franchises in the world. But if we have to have one, put “Fast & Furious” in the garage and give people the “Need for Speed”.
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29 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Chris Kennison VINE VOICE on March 31, 2014
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All the things you assume about "Need for Speed" are all pretty accurate; it is juvenile, another "Fast and Furious" type movie and it is pretty much from beginning to end a car race, car chase, car crash type movie. While you may not like that type of thing, "Need for Speed" thankfully has more going on than just what its videogame origin promises. Fortunately, Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), who plays Tobey Marshall, is a fantastic and passionate actor and he's joined by an entire group of actors and characters that will stick in your mind long after the film is over.

Watching the film, I couldn't help thinking that Tony Scott and Don Simpson left a mark on the world they have left behind. I kept thinking that it had that "Top Gun", "Beverly Hills Cop", "Days of Thunder" type feel to it. Everything in the film was just larger than life with beautiful sceneries, machismo splashed with comedy and characters that are as much over-the-top as the premise of their actions. Tobey Marshall is the `Maverick' type; loaded with skill but he can't seem to control it when he needs to. Maybe my love of those great Scott/Simpson/Bruckheimer movies of the 80s clouded my vision, but I felt it and it was a good thing.

Tobey Marshall is an A-class street racer and with that comes a strange sensation that you will have to have to overcome in order to enjoy the film."Need for Speed" is based upon a videogame and with that, you have to remember that this is absurdity. You have to think of "Need for Speed" as you would have thought about the Sylvester Stallone movie "Death Race 2000" from the 70s.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful By John S. Harris VINE VOICE on August 18, 2014
Format: Blu-ray
I had no idea this film was based on a video game when I saw it. I was just looking for a few hours to kill so I snuck into this movie after seeing the one I paid for.

I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. It starts off a bit slow but soon zips into high gear (pardon the pun) and shows some tremendously cool high-speed racing.

The actors infuse their stock characters with enough nuance and depth to make them interesting.

This ain't Shakespeare, that's for sure. But you could do a LOT worse. For a film based on a video game this movie is far, far better than you think it is.

Worth checking out.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Julian Pope on August 17, 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Video game movies are notoriously known for mostly being horrendous. Very few movies based on video games are even worth watching let alone praise worthy. First off, if you are a guy who loves cars (particularly fast ones) there is very little doubt that you will enjoy this movie. But if you are just someone who likes exciting movies you are also likely to enjoy this movie.

In all honesty I didn't think this was going to be any good at all. I thought Aaron Paul was just trying to ride out his Breaking Bad fame before being typecast and pushed out of Hollywood altogether, I was wrong. I'm a guy who loves cars (particularly fast ones) and I liked this movie even better than the last couple Fast and Furious flicks. The racing scenes were incredible and literally got my adrenaline going. There are several great twists you may not see coming, in addition to a fitting cameo from the recently resurfaced Michael Keaton.

If you are looking for a fun and exciting movie, give this one a go. Odds are if you aren't expecting much out of it you will probably be surprised. Pro-tip: If you have a good surround system, crank this one, the engine roars are sure to get your heart pumping.
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