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on March 4, 2017
Umpteenth viewing held up just fine. Last seen years ago, so a lot of the details had faded a bit, but I knew every scene and a lot of the dialogue. But it was instructive to see it again while also enjoying a goodly amount of it. The film's hardly dated except for the ten pound mobile phones they used, but the biggest gripe that I had -- even in the first viewing -- is still there: no way was the bus going over 50 for most of the b-roll shots. A big bother. Also was surprised to see Sandy's role being secondary. I forgot that. She wasn't even in the first half. Hard to say why the film still worked. The memes are still used today, so that was core, but I think the pacing was crucial, and the acting was fine but the script was comic-bookish. Future me: don't watch again. It'd take ten years to forget enough, and by then, a ten pound phone is just going to make you throw up.
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on March 24, 2007
This 1994 matchup of Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock would not be the last pairing of this couple. This fortunate outcome for movie viewers makes it even more fascinating to watch the chemistry between the two back in 1994 when they did not trip off the tongue easily as a twinned male-female leads.

The flashes of humor that pass between them in this flick are brilliant, all the more so because the bomb-rigged bus they're maneuvering through LA, knowing that if bus and passengers will blow up if their speed goes below 50 mph, provides a death trap as a background.

The two wryly observe that relationships that begin under high-stress circumstances don't last. This reviewer is glad to file Bullock and Reeves in SPEED as an exception.

Dennis Hopper pulls a great turn as a heartless but very smart psycho terrorist. He's only in it for the money, so the show can move on without having to get the audience up to speed on any complicated grievances flowing from the past into Hopper's absurdly expressive brain.

Back to Reeves and Bullock, it's almost preternatural how cool the former can appear and how girl-next-door the latter. A lot of cinematic water has flowed under the bridge since the first SPEED back in the 90's. Reeves' and Bullocks repertoires have considerably expanded.

All the better than that such fun can come out of an evening's watching how they established a relationship (in role and as actors) under this most stressful of circumstances.
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on September 20, 2016
There has never been a better executed action film than Speed. Jan de Bont could not reproduce its success in subsequent films. It carried the Die Hard torch into the 90's with a different kind of action hero, who was more into actually doing his job than wisecracking (Keanu's own objections had something to do with steering the hero away from the Die Hard mold, and Joss Whedon was called in as script doctor). Keanu did a lot of his own action, the rapport between he and Sandra Bullock was excellent, as well as his reunion with Dennis Hopper, and most ladies would agree that in a long career of a most attractive actor, his appearance here set a new benchmark for male hotness.
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on January 17, 2016
I love Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves (when he was younger). I had to own this movie as it was so cheap and I enjoyed watching it a decade ago. As you can guess from the title, I remember feeling on edge for most of the movie, it was a lot of thrill and excitement.
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on July 5, 2017
The actual movie is fine. The 1 star is for the disc -- terrible quality and frequently freezes despite it being a new DVD.
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on June 13, 2017
Still one of my favorite movies. It's one of my go to movies when I'm not in the mood for anything in particular. The blu-ray is great quality and definitely worth the money if you love this movie as well.
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on October 29, 2015
A very good action flick. I enjoy it every time I see it. Blu-ray always gives a boost to the video and audio. My 4-k tv makes everything look fantastic.
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on January 12, 2014
This review is not about the movie itself. Who needs another review of that? We all know what an excellent thrill-a-minute movie this is that stands the test of time. Its just as good today as it was yesterday, and will continue to be in the future. This review is simply to say that if you're looking to buy this title and want to know which edition is better, the Award Series edition or the 5-Star Collection edition, im here to say that they are both identical. Both have the same special features etc. So buy whichever one you can get cheaper and enjoy!!!!
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on December 29, 2016
It was only....cans!
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on July 6, 2015
Absolutely love this movie without hesitation. Its great to watch Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock from back in their early times as an actor and actress. This movie is nonstop with suspense and action. Great watch!
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