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Driven [DVD] [2001]

Sylvester Stallone , Kip Pardue , Renny Harlin    Parental Guidance   DVD
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Sylvester Stallone, Kip Pardue, Til Schweiger, Burt Reynolds, Stacy Edwards
  • Directors: Renny Harlin
  • Writers: Sylvester Stallone, Jan Skrentny, Neal Tabachnick
  • Producers: Andrew Stevens, Don Carmody, Elie Samaha, Jake Jacobson
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English, German, Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, Italian, French, Finnish, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Portuguese, Icelandic
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: Italian, English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Whv
  • DVD Release Date: 8 April 2002
  • Run Time: 112 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005V4V1
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,656 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



Motorsport movies have a lousy track record, so it's not surprising that Driven joins the ranks of previous race-car clunkers like Grand Prix, Le Mans, Bobby Deerfield and Days of Thunder. To varying degrees, all of these films offer spectacular racing footage (especially Le Mans), but what is surprising is that Driven was written by its star and co-producer Sylvester Stallone, who shows virtually no sign of the talent that created Rocky over a quarter-century earlier. Under the tepid direction of Renny Harlin, this superficial speedfest fulfils its primary obligation--the racing sequences are adequately exciting, despite the Cuisinart editing and a glaring lack of kinetic continuity. But whenever this adrenaline-pumped drama gets off the track, well... let's just say it's a hybrid of Top Gun and Days of Thunder, but makes those Tom Cruise vehicles look masterful by comparison.

Stallone's a retired Grand Prix champion, called back into action by his disabled crew chief (Burt Reynolds) to boost the career of a hotshot driver (Kip Pardue) who's trailing a German ace (charismatic Til Schweiger) in the current 20-race season. The female contingent consists of a reporter (Stacy Edwards, too talented for this tripe) who's writing about "male domination in sports"; Stallone's embittered, remarried ex-wife (Gina Gershon, parodying her bitchy persona); and the requisite kewpie doll (Estella Warren) who comes between Boy Wonder and the reigning champ. It's airhead melodrama all the way, so you'd better enjoy the breakneck racing scenes--including a ludicrous prototype-racer joyride through downtown Chicago--or you'll blow a piston on your sprint to the bad-movie finish line. --Jeff Shannon,

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Don't expect too much 12 Oct 2002
By A Customer
As a racing fan who doesn't expect too much from a racing film (has there ever been a really good one?), I thought this was really entertaining. While the plot may be paper thin with stereotypical characters, I particularly enjoyed the on track action (with Montoya and Blundell being the driving doubles of the lead characters). The racing taken from the CART series is great to watch although hopelessly inaccurate, particularly the physics-defying crashes, but I still enjoyed the film overall. This film is worth watching alone purely for the on screen appearances of Montoya, Tracy, Papis, Franchitti and all the other CART regulars at the time!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Driven 27 Aug 2002
As a highly watch able special effects rollercoaster, this film is first rate. As a motor racing fan whilst there were some inaccuracies which I could overlook on purely entertainment grounds, this is all about Indy Car racing, and nothing to do with Formula One, it couldn’t be as there is plenty of over taking!.
The visual effects are stunning and the plot line whilst thin is related to various characters in F1, Sylvester Stallone has researched this project well and put together a spectacle of CG images at the cutting edge, Great effects, Slim plot, overall edge of the seat viewing, strange cover design for the dvd though.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Visually spectacular 9 Jan 2003
By "adraf"
Well, how can we describe this Sly Stallone flick. Big budget, fast paced and spectular effects. This is what you will get if you purchase this DVD. I'll say the best features of this DVD are the extras. There is a great documentary on the making of Driven. Also there is commentary by the man himself, Sly Stallone. If you intend to watch a serious movie by purchasing this, then you maybe dissapointed. It really fails to deliver on the plot, focusing on two racing drivers and their rivalry between each other. If on the other hand you want to relax and just enjoy the effects, you will be pleasantly suprised. It does deliver on the visual effects level. Worth a look at.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Unmitigated Poo. 8 May 2002
By A Customer
Really, this is is worst film I've seen in a long time. The effects are obviously and poorly computer generated with no bearing on real-world physics.
It's more like World Indycar than F1, and is full of racing inaccuracies.
There is very little character building, and all but one or two characters are competley one dimentional. And it's all pretty predictable.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Driven.........but in the wrong direction. 14 Mar 2004
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
An exciting but somewhat unrealistic view of life in the fast lane. If you have never seen any form of motor racing, but enjoy action movies, you will love this film. Howvever for motor racing fans such as myself, you could find certain scenes extremely far-fetched which let down the film for true petrol heads. The city street chase scene has got to be seen to be believed, but is way up there with the fairies!!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Driven 21 July 2002
By A Customer
Having just watched this movie,i think that the crash scenes where cars go flying over barriers and into rivers etc are a bit far-fetched to say the least,and as for the two main characters driving their racecars through the city streets at night,well you can make up your own mind about that.This film could have and should have been much better rather than just one more outing for Reynolds and Stallone.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Abysmal - bordering on the offensive 27 May 2003
One thing some of the previous reviewers seem to have missed is that this is NOT a film about Formula 1. This is based on the USA-based ChampCar (also known as CART) championship. That is why there are so many races in North America.
Much of this film is laughably bad. It seems that if you find yourself last in a race, all you have to do is start humming - HUMMING - and you'll suddenly be two seconds a lap quicker.
The most hilariously bad section though is the big crash scene. On the rare occasion a car goes into the air, what do you think happens? The warning flags come out, the other drivers slow down, the safety crews get to work, right?
Wrong. The drivers carry on at full speed as if there's nothing there, hit the flying car as it lands, and send it rocketing into a lake. Safety crews are nowhere to be seen, and so it falls to the other drivers to stop their cars, jump into the lake, and save the driver just before the car blows up with the power of an Atom bomb. Oh yes, and the two rescuers are perfectly OK to take part in the title decider a week later. Hold on though, that couldn't happen in the good old US of A could it? No, better make sure it happens in Germany instead.
Even more comically, the baddie of the film is an arrogant aloof German driver in a red car - who could that have been based on I wonder?!
Now, if you're wondering why I used the work "offensive" in my review title, well I refer to the idea of putting the ruthless team boss in a wheelchair, well if that isn't a sicko reference to F1 team boss Frank Williams, then I don't know what it is.
As for the rest of the race footage, it is laughable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Blu Ray 15 July 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Excellent Item. Brilliant picture quality. Superb sound quality. Fantastically reproduced to the highest quality. Highly recommended blu ray film to any racing fans
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3.0 out of 5 stars Its Okay,
Its Okay, Nothing Specail but being a F1 Fan its one to add to the film collection to watch on a rainy day
Published 13 days ago by luke oliver
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 1 month ago by Matthew kelly
3.0 out of 5 stars ok
this was bought for my daughter and i have it also ,it not bad ,bit silly in parts but it blends in ,an old film and you can enjoy this film for a night in
Published 6 months ago by Graham k
4.0 out of 5 stars A gentle "feel good" film with a lot of dramatic racing scenes
Before saying anything else, I must precise that I know next to nothing about car races and therefore, if there are inaccuracies about this subject in this film (and it seems there... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Maciej
1.0 out of 5 stars One of the worst movies ever made.
I am giving this movie one star simply because there is no option available to give it less. Surely a more inaccurate, half-baked, cliched or pathetic storyline has ever been... Read more
Published on 1 Oct 2010 by Mr. Mark A. Allan
2.0 out of 5 stars Plain silly
Very typical Styllone fair - good guy stuff, almost like Rocky in a nomex suit. Entertaining enough, but its melodramatic and far fetched, huge inconsistencies with real-world... Read more
Published on 28 Mar 2010 by William M. Greenwell
1.0 out of 5 stars worst films ever #4
This is silly, the CGI is quite rubbish, though it is about indy type F1, and there is a huge crash where a normal person would die, but it's a PG, so they can't do that! Read more
Published on 13 Aug 2008 by S. Shuttlewood
2.0 out of 5 stars A Comedy of Errors
I just saw this film on TV and I'm glad I never bought it for my collection. If you are half tempted to buy this then I recommend renting first, as this will probably make you... Read more
Published on 8 July 2007 by Richard A. McCleery
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast Funny and Cheap
I bought this as it was cheap and I needed to make up my total, and boy was I happy.
Fast film with a silly plot, but still keeps you interested, I laughed out loud as some of... Read more
Published on 25 Sep 2006 by Mr Happy
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
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