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Based on 17 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    If you're looking for action movie heaven, try Speed, a crackling blend of suspense and fun that gives you the rush of a runaway roller coaster. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Crisp craftsmanship has fashioned a great day at the movies from the worst day of Ralph Kramden's life. [10 Jun 1994 Pg. 01.D] show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    We've seen this done before, but seldom so well, or at such a high pitch of energy. show more

  • 88
    TV Guide

    Acclaimed cinematographer Jan De Bont's directing debut is a mindless, implausible, and thoroughly gripping adventure movie. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    It's an ingenious premise that first-time director Jan De Bont has turned into a tremendously well-executed motion picture. show more

  • 75
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    De Bont knows how to edit a pulse-pounding sequence, he knows how to keep the screen white-hot, and he sure knows how to blow things up real good. What he doesn't know is how to slow down - this premise is perfect for him. show more

  • 80

    There are very few action movies that cut to the chase quite as quickly as Speed and then have the stamina to keep it up for nearly two hours. show more

  • 67
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    In a film like this, timing is everything, and everyone from the stunt coordinators to the crew-at-large seems to have gotten it right the first time. show more

  • 100
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    The film takes off from formula elements-it's yet another variation on "Die Hard"-but it manipulates those elements so skillfully, with such a canny mixture of delirium and restraint, that I walked out of the picture with the rare sensation that every gaudy thrill had been earned. show more

  • 100
    Anthony Lane The New Yorker

    The result is clean, delirious, and, yes, speedy—the best big-vehicle-in-peril movie since Clouzot's "The Wages of Fear." show more

  • December 23, 2010 Sweetrose
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    I remember the thrill of ******************* Daniels,Bullock and the late Hopper. If people love a ride of action and suspense,this film is a heart pulsing adventure. It's a race against time,and adrenalin "rush". Bravo and cheers to the cast

  • July 22, 2009 Rean Rossier
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    I didn't really want to watch " Action" because I was not in the mood for that genre so I just wanted to watch it for some reason." It turned out this was a awesome action flick Keanu did a great job so as Sandra Bullock this movie was a wonderful action flick if you want a action flick pick " Speed"!!!!

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