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Fresh from prison, a street racer who was framed by a wealthy business associate joins a cross country race with revenge in mind. His ex-partner, learning of the plan, places a massive bounty on his head as the race begins.

Starring:
Dakota Johnson, Dominic Cooper
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D

Need for Speed

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 5 minutes
Starring Dakota Johnson, Dominic Cooper, Aaron Paul
Director Scott Waugh
Genres Thriller
Studio E1 Films
Rental release 21 July 2014
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 5 minutes
Starring Dakota Johnson, Dominic Cooper, Aaron Paul
Director Scott Waugh
Genres Thriller
Studio E1 Films
Rental release 21 July 2014
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 5 minutes
Starring Dakota Johnson, Dominic Cooper, Aaron Paul
Director Scott Waugh
Genres Thriller
Studio E1 Films
Rental release 21 July 2014
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By William Mason TOP 100 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 50 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nicholas on 17 Mar. 2015
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I honestly didn't have high expectations going into this, I knew the premise and I'd seen the trailers but hadn't gotten round to it. I'm actually pleasantly surprised by it, it really doesn't pretend to be anything that it's not and it does what it does very well. If you enjoy the early Fast & Furious films and Gone in 60 Seconds there's a lot of similarities here.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ashley Green on 4 Mar. 2015
Format: Blu-ray
Wasn't expecting much from this movie but was totally surprised. I really enjoyed it, will definitely watch it again.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By SWT on 17 Mar. 2015
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If you are going through Prime and simply can't find anything to watch, love fast cars and appreciate some good scenic views, then there are worse ways to spend your time than watching this.
The plot is so cliched and been done so many times before that you will just roll your eyes shortly after the film gets going. It's here, when the scene is set that you will either continue watching anyway, having firmly put aside any expectations about anything unexpected happening, or hit the stop button because you know exactly what is going to happen and aren't prepared to waste any more time.

If you choose the former you will be treated at times to some great camera work, watching some expensive cars on roads cutting through some beautiful landscapes at times. You will not be rewarded with any clever dialogue, or anything else clever from the script, you will just free your mind and enjoy all the things you know are coming. And they do, exactly as clockwork. You have seen this movie many times before, and many times better even, but an HD streaming provided me just enough eye candy that I didn't hit stop. I didn't care one iota about any of the characters, they were all hollow and miscast anyway so I had no desire to know how it ended, because I already knew how it would end and indeed it ended almost picture perfect to my expectations. That's why 3 stars is the most I can give it. Watchable if you are willing to detach your brain and accept the preposterous events that ensue. Don't spoil it for yourself by trying to apply reason to ANY of it. You know full well that a Mustang is not going to leave the tarmac at speed, go up a steep grass verge, leap over 4 lanes of traffic 15 feet above, land nose first and continue on like nothing happened and completely intact.
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