Need for Speed 2014

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(236) IMDb 6.7/10
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Starring:
Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper
Runtime:
2 hours 10 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices

Need for Speed

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Product Details

Genres Action & Adventure
Director Scott Waugh
Starring Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper
Supporting actors Imogen Poots, Ramón Rodríguez, Michael Keaton
Studio Entertainment One
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By William Mason on 21 July 2014
Format: Blu-ray
A lot of people will be tempted to watch this film because of the involvement of Aaron Paul, who was one of the stars of the peerless Breaking Bad TV series. Paul is a blue collar worker named Tobey, who wants to take part in a high stakes illegal car race in San Francisco, organised by a villain named Monarch (Michael Keaton going through the motions in one of his usual slimeball roles). Tobey wants to win the race against a dumb rich guy named Dino, who caused the car crash death of Tobey's best mate. So, a big part of the film is about revenge. On the road-trip to San Francisco, Tobey is chased by the usual assortment of Keystone Kops, i.e. highway patrol cops who are presumably well trained to use pursuit vehicles, but who become strangely inept at the wheel at the mere sight of Tobey's American muscle car. There is a plentiful supply of action here, and if you are a petrol-head, you will certainly enjoy watching cars like a Pagani Zonda, Bugatti Veyron and Koenigsegg Agera go head to head on the road. Much as I like Aaron Paul, I don't think that this role was quite right for him, somebody like Nicolas Cage would have been better suited. Paul is convincing as a small-time crook, but he doesn't have the muscular presence to convince as a hard-man, which I think this film needed. Based on his wonderful work in Breaking Bad, I'm hoping that there is more to Aaron Paul's abilities than he is able to show in Need for Speed. Midnight Express is long overdue a remake, and I'm sure Aaron Paul would be absolutely brilliant taking on John Hurt's role as a long-term prisoner with a drug addiction.If you want to view a good chase movie which is more fun than this one, try Smokey and the Bandit. If you fancy a chase movie which has more of a raw edge, try Death Race 2000 (the original version).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Blue Mercury on 22 Sep 2014
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If you like Old School Road/Car chase Movies which is also suitable for Children over 12 (No Swearing or Sex) then this is for you..
If you accept a Mustang cant take off and land without damage and just accept it for what it is, A bit daft and silly but fun, then you should enjoy. The 3D affect is Great, with references to old road movies such as Smokey and the Bandit, American Graffiti, Dirty Mary Crazy Larry etc. In my opinion, as no CGI much better to watch and more realistic than any Fast & Furious film.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By babs on 14 Sep 2014
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its a great film if you like fast cars and good looking guys mind you with my shape I don't think I can get into a sports car like that well I could get in but wont be able to come out
apart from that yes great film and loads of action
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. J. A. Bentley on 19 Aug 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Fist class entertainment for petrol heads, don,t pay too much attention to the plot as clearly the script writers haven,t, really top 3D content and fantastic HI Definition makes this a good watch.
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Here we have some great acting, some fun races and some gorgeous cars. I am a huge car fan, yet really do not like the F&F films at all, as they seem like an action movie, and they find places to shove cars into the plot. This is truly a proper car film. Admittedly I was nervous when I first saw the title and knowing EA had some hand in this, but was honestly surprised. 5 stars I think because there really is no decent car films out there, and this one ticks the box.

Oh and yeah there is no CGI. All the flipping cars and explosions you see in the trailer, and the Mustang driving off the grand canyon, all live stunts. Can't fault that.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By rbmusicman TOP 500 REVIEWER on 21 July 2014
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The film is based on the highly successful 'video=game' series 'Need for Speed''
first introduced in 1994 by 'Electronic Arts'
Street Racer 'Toby Marshall' has inherited his fathers business, they build high-
speed cars, trouble is the business is in debt, when former partner 'Dino Brewster'
(Dominic Cooper) who 'Toby' (Aaron Paul) has historic issues with, offers 'Toby'
a job to complete the construction of 'Dino's' 'Ford Mustang' for 25% of the sale
price, a return that could give the business a $500.000 minimum lift
Reluctantly 'Toby' and his friends accept the proposal...........when complete, 'Dino'
challenges 'Toby' to a race for the 25% fee......'Toby's' friend 'Little Pete' wants in
on the race, despite reservations 'Toby' agrees, sadly during the three car race
'Pete' is involved in a fatal crash.
'Toby' is held responsible by the law, despite the fact he wasn't responsible for his
friends death.
'Toby' out on bail hears of a Cross-Country-Race called the 'Del-eon' which sets
off in 'San Francisco'
'Toby' faces a long drive to meet the sign -in deadline he is joined by 'Julia' (Imogen
Poots) who he'd met earlier with 'Dino' during the 'Mustang' deal, she wont take no for
an answer even though the parolee tries to scare her with his high-speed driving skills.
'Dino' gets wind of 'Toby's' intention to join the race, he places a bounty on his rivals
head, whoever stops him - collects.
This a a high-octane adrenaline rush with plenty of car-chase action along with intense
high risk racing sequences..........'Bears in the Air' ......
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