• Need for Speed (2014)

Need for Speed

Release Date: March 14th, 2014

DVD Release Date: August 5th, 2014

PG-13 |2 hr 10 min

Plot Summary

Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul), a mechanic, races muscle cars in an underground circuit. Struggling to keep his business afloat, he reluctantly partners with wealthy but treacherous Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper). However, Dino frames Tobey for a crime that sends him to prison. Two years later, Tobey is out and bent on revenge; his only chance to take down Dino is to beat him in a high-stakes race. But to get there in time, he must successfully evade an army of cops and bounty hunters.

Cast: Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Kid Cudi , Rami Malek, Ramon Rodriguez, Harrison Gilbertson, Dakota Johnson

Director: Scott Waugh

Genres: Action

Production Co: John Gatins, Electronic Arts, Mark Sourian, Bandito Brothers

Distributors: Walt Disney

Keywords: Cool, Spirited, 2010s, Gripping, Escape, Friend, Prison, Car, Revenge

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    It's the cars, and the mega-horsepowered action, that matter most. With its driver-POV spinouts, wrong-way chases, and multilane median jumps, the movie is a roaring revel of an automotive fantasy. show more

  • 40
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Need For Speed is a flat, sexless movie that seems not to understand why people like to sit in the driver’s seat and rev that big engine: Because of the transgressive rumble in your nethers. show more

  • 20
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Do not attempt to see this film, derived loosely from the videogame of the same name, unless you're prepared for wobbly writing, lead-footed direction and acting that must have been boosted by nitrous-oxide injectors, plus a starring performance that could have used a boost and didn't get one. show more

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