Vehicle 19 2013

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In this fast paced action thriller, Paul Walker (The Fast and the Furious) stars as Michael Woods, a down and out ex-con desperate to turn his life around. With one last chance to salvage his relationship with his estranged girlfriend, he breaks his parole to visit her to try and fix what they have left.A mix up with the car rental company leaves Michael stuck with the wrong car, bu...

Starring:
Paul Walker, Naima Mclean
Runtime:
1 hour 25 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices

Vehicle 19

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Action & Adventure
Director Mukunda Michael Dewil
Starring Paul Walker, Naima Mclean
Supporting actors Gys De Villiers, Leyla Haidarian, Tshepo Maseko, Andrian Mazive, Welile Nzuza, Mangaliso Ngema, Ernest Kubayi, Elize Van Niekerk
Studio Studiocanal
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 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

3.1 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By chelios1981 on 26 Jun 2013
Format: DVD
Whilst Paul Walker may not be the best actor in the world, he has at least turned out some good films. Sadly this is not one of them, and even worse he's a producer on this one.

Sometimes low budget thrillers work well with a simple idea of a flawed hero (in this case he is very troubled) stuck in one a bad location or situation (Collin Farell in phonebooth for example, or the Chris Evans film cellular).

This time our hero picks up a rental car, that also happens to contain a hostage in the rear and a gun and mobile phone in the front, in which he receives sinister phone calls with instructions to follow from the bad guys. A good set up for a thriller.

With a similar concept to other aforementioned films, but lacking the tension or pace this film again fails. The central premise is actually quite clever, as most of the film is shot inside the rental car that Walkers character has picked up.

There's some good car stunts, but the film is just so slow and plods, with the central character taking sinister calls every now and then from the unseen villains and then plods from one scene to the next, with the odd bit of action.

Despite Walker and the film makers trying to be original with story and style, it all falls flat and feels like a cheap TV movie.

Watchable and not the worst film made, it suffers as it's a good idea, but poorly executed.

3/5 for attempting to be something a little different.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By dante on 25 May 2014
Format: DVD
If I told you I was going to make a film and set all of it inside a minivan, you would say "no dont do it, thats the worst idea I have ever heard"
And you would be right, painfully slow, the few car chases just require paul walker to change gear, lean into the bend, move the steering wheel a fraction faster.
It would have been more interesting watching him try to work out how to tune the car radio for an hour & 1/2.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 100 REVIEWER on 22 April 2013
Format: DVD
Michael Woods (Paul Walker) is an America on parole in South Africa wanting to visit his wife or ex-wife at the embassy. He picks up vehicle 19 at the rental place and it is clearly not for him. This leads him into a battle with crooked police as the vehicle contains things to implicate them in illegal activity.

This film takes place in the car, and not just just bits and pieces of it, I mean all of it. Paul Walker in the car talking on the cell phone. Paul Walker in the car driving on the wrong side of the street. Paul Walker in the car talking to people outside. Paul Walker in the car being chased by the police. Paul Walker being pulled over. Paul Walker in the car being shot at. Paul Walker in the car going through a car wash. Paul Walker in the car while it is getting painted...seriously. Paul Walker is on the screen so much George Clooney wants to change agents. The plot grew boring with no twists.

Parental Guide: F-bomb. No sex or nudity.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Glam reader on 3 May 2014
Format: DVD
I m a huge paul walker fan and this film is the worst ever. During the whole movie you're expecting for something to happen. There is a car in this film and pretty much nothing else. He is a good actor but this is a bad movie.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By MarkW on 23 Jun 2013
Format: DVD
I wish that I had read the Amazon reviews for this before paying money for it. On paper the title and plot premise sounded very promising, but the film fails to live up to its potential. The film starts with a car chase then moves into a flashback to show the events that lead up to that moment. I have seen this sort of plot device used really effectively in films, particularly when there are odd elements that precede the flashback that the flashback later explains. However here it really does not add anything - we see the flashback, then the car chase again, and then the conclusion. Not sure what the point of doing it that way is. As other reviewers have pointed out the plot really does not hang together, and the actions of Michael Woods (played by Paul Walker) a damaged ex-con often don't make much sense. The fact that he clearly has a troubled background and seems to have anger management problems, could have made this work, but his problems are underplayed and his response to the situation fairly hard to believe. The whole incident of picking up the wrong car could have set up the whole film, perhaps showing how the mix-up occurs, or the he reaction when it is discovered, but as done, lacks any impact. The fact that it is 'Vehicle 19' is not emphasised and it seems strange to call the film this after such an inconsequential part of the plot. The villains are invisible (just voices on a phone) until the end which again I think decreased the impact. I did like the conclusion to some extent where the reactions of the people in the final showdown did have some suspense, but still not great. This story really has potential to have been a great film but this is not it.
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Absolute rubbish, not even half way into the film. It has a really weak story line, with walker portrayed as an idiot ex-con with no common-sense.
As after finding a woman tied up in the back of a rental car, Walker doesn't even ask her why she's there and who put her there, any normal person in that position would of asked this straight away, then they would of explained to the girl how they came to be drive that car, though not in this film.. it's pathetic..!!
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