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  • Actors: Aaron Paul, Chillie Mo, Dominic Cooper, Michael Keaton
  • Directors: Scott Waugh
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Entertainment One
  • DVD Release Date: 21 July 2014
  • Run Time: 131 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (355 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00HYU591O
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 827 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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High-octane action starring Aaron Paul. Framed for manslaughter by his wealthy ex-partner Dino (Dominic Cooper), mechanic Tobey Marshall (Paul) is unjustly sent to prison for two years. Upon his release, he sets out to gain revenge by rejoining the underground racing scene. Dino, who has been informed of Tobey's plans, uses his wealth and influence to do whatever he can to stop him in his tracks...

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4.2 out of 5 stars

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By William Mason TOP 500 REVIEWER 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 rbmusicman TOP 100 REVIEWER on 21 July 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
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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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By James on 20 Aug. 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Those responsible for writing this sub-GCSE standard script should be lined up and shot. Surely it is possible to make an action film with some reference to the real world.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jeff on 30 Aug. 2014
Format: DVD
My feelings about this film can be summed up by the following quote:

"Racers should race, cops should eat donuts"

Muy estúpido!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By slrcy on 20 Aug. 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Pretty awful for adults, but kids should be able to ignore the absence of any plot whatsoever and just revel in what are spectacular car chase sequences..
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Stephen on 10 Oct. 2014
Format: DVD
Utter Tripe!! I cannot remember ordering this film and wish that I had never wasted my time watching. The story was implausible to say the least and I cannot understand how it gets 4 stars. It really does raise questions over the value of the star rating system as anyone with half a brain cell would give it 1 star, so it does not say much for those who rave over it. The car scenes are good but when a car with a supposed 900bhp cannot outrun a police cruiser with ease then it tells its own story. A must to avoid!!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By moviedon on 11 Dec. 2014
Format: DVD
Oh dear, even Aaron Paul couldn't save this film. I think this is a classic case of why directors are directors and stunt choreographers are stunt choreographers. The action is ok, if that's all you want from a film then you may not be disappointed but if you are expecting any quality in performance or writing then you're better off going elsewhere. The characters are 2-dimensional and vested no interest from me. It was all incredibly puerile, actually I'm now wondering if two stars is over generous.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr J on 27 Jan. 2015
Format: Blu-ray
Here is 132minutes of your life you will never get back. The story is cheesy and the acting weak.
There are a few nice cars but if you are looking for something similar to the fast and the furious franchise then steer well clear.
From the opening scene I persevered with the awful story and acting in the hope there might be some good action sequences and stunts but nothing every arrived. Do yourself a favour and avoid this film like you would an FSO Polonez.
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