Need for Speed

Need for Speed

Scott Waugh (2014)

125min
12A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Aaron Paul and Dominic Cooper go head to head in a cross-country supercars race in this speedfreak extravaganza loosely based on the popular video game. It's aimed fairly and squarely at the Fast & Furious crowd, but don't let its pedigree put you off - it's entertaining enough in its lowbrow way. Paul plays racer Tobey, fresh from prison for a crime he didn't commit, and out for revenge on the fellow racer (Cooper) who framed him. He gets his chance when both enter souped-up cars in the illegal road race run by mystery millionaire Monarch (Michael Keaton). The characters are cornily cardboard, but the cars are unquestionably super, and the racing rather exciting. You'll forget the whole thing five minutes after it's finished, but it's kinda fun while you're watching.

Summary

A street racer is betrayed by a friend, and ends up being framed for causing a death during an illegal contest. Two years later, he is released from prison and returns to the underground racing circuit with revenge in mind. Action adventure based on the video game, starring Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots and Michael Keaton.

Cast & Crew

Tobey Marshall Aaron Paul
Dino Brewster Dominic Cooper
Benny Scott Mescudi
Julia Maddon Imogen Poots
Joe Peck Ramon Rodriguez
Finn Rami Malek
Anita Dakota Johnson
Monarch Michael Keaton
Little Pete Harrison Gilbertson
Officer Lejeune Nick Chinlund
Director Scott Waugh
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Entertainment OneGuidance: Edited for swearing and nudity.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 7 Mar 2014
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