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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars need for speed - ea
if you played and loved the need for speed videogames, this is the movie for it. so many things to spot and recognise from the game. the movie went fast even for it's slightly over 2 hours running time and it was rather enjoyable.
well done. so many movies tie in are crap. this wasn't. on the contrary!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Lots of Speed, But Not Enough of Anything Else
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...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 5th gear, 24 Oct. 2014
This review is from: Need for Speed (Blu-ray)
Fast paced action great effects
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Need to be Re-made, 4 Aug. 2014
This review is from: Need for Speed (DVD)
I'll start by saying I'm a big petrol head. Love anything car related especially films.
I'm also a big Breaking Bad fan and Aaron Paul. This film, although enjoyable visually, lacks any sort of substance.
The story line is very poor and the acting very average.
A good Saturday night film that doesn't require much thought.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lot better than expected., 4 Mar. 2015
Wasn't expecting much from this movie but was totally surprised. I really enjoyed it, will definitely watch it again.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Straight to the Scrap Yard., 4 Aug. 2014
This review is from: Need for Speed (Blu-ray)
The worst film I have seen this year. I gave up after an hour and ten minutes as life is too precious to be wasted on rubbish like this. The story and script are drivel. The dialogue is clunky and the characters are no dimensional. And for a film about lightning fast super cars, it's really, really slow. By the point I switched off we had still to get to the actual race that it purports to centre around and bar a couple of poorly filmed car races, nothing of real note had happened. It makes Fast and Furious look like Lawrence of Arabia. Really disappointed in Aaron Paul. I thought he would be a bit more discerning about what he puts his name to but money must have turned his head.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Worth a watch., 6 April 2015
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A good surprise, this film was entertaining and worth the time. If you enjoy speed and nice cars you will love it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very good film for watching when you have had a hard ..., 2 May 2015
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A very good film for watching when you have had a hard week and don't wont to think who did it in the film.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What a load of crap, 21 Aug. 2014
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Really. What a load of garbage. There must be a line of directors, producers, actors, musicians waiting to jump off the ledge for this one. My god what a disappointment
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good fun!, 20 April 2015
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Not "high art", but good fun. Great cars and amazing stunt driving. We thoroughly enjoyed it!
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars You've seen it before, 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. There isn't any sense questioning anything thereafter.

I've listed all the redeeming qualities already, if they are not enough then don't watch this movie. You won't find yourself accidentally grinning because of something that happened, be it some amusing dialogue or something so ridiculous that you couldn't help laughing. It's plenty ridiculous don't get me wrong, but it's the exact same ridiculous that all these movies do.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Need for speed (SPOILERS!), 10 Mar. 2014
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This review is from: Need for Speed [DVD] [2014] (DVD)
Tobey Marshall is a former race car driver who owns an upstate New York garage, where he and his friends tune performance cars. Struggling to make ends meet, he and his crew participate in street races after hours. One day, Dino Brewster, Tobey's former rival, arrives at his garage with a Shelby Mustang that Carroll Shelby had worked on before his death. Dino wants Tobey and his crew to complete the project in exchange for 25% of the car's estimated selling price of $2 million. Despite objections from the crew, Tobey agrees to the deal.

Upon completion of the project, the Shelby Mustang is put up for auction at a party. Tobey and Dino meet Julia, an Englishwoman who agrees to pay $3 million if the car can go over 230 mph, as Tobey claims. The next morning at a nearby track, Tobey gets the Mustang to reach 234 mph, prompting Julia to purchase it for $2.7 million. Later, Dino challenges Tobey and his partner Little Pete to race his father's three illegally imported Koenigsegg Ageras from his mansion to a bridge over the interstate. If Tobey wins, he gets Dino's 75% of the Mustang deal; if he loses, he gives up his 25%. During the race, Dino tags Little Pete's car, sending it flipping down a ravine before bursting into flames. Dino disappears from the scene, and Tobey is sent to jail for involuntary manslaughter, as there is no evidence pointing to Dino's involvement.

Two years later, Tobey is released on parole and he sets out to avenge Little Pete's death. He is able to borrow the Shelby Mustang he had worked on. Tobey and Julia set to enter the De Leon, a winner-take-all race organized by local DJ Monarch; for this, they have to reach San Francisco before the race starts in two days. The Shelby Mustang causes an interstate chase with police and other racers, as Dino offers his Lamborghini Sesto Elemento to anyone who can stop Tobey from entering the race. In Utah, the Shelby Mustang is forced off-road by a couple of trucks that surround it by a cliff, but Maverick, a member of Tobey's crew, appears in a helicopter and tows the Shelby Mustang mid-air to the Bonneville Salt Flats, where Tobey's crew awaits them. Tobey and Julia manage to arrive in San Francisco to register for the race, but Julia is hospitalized after a truck driven by one of Dino's henchmen broadsides the Shelby Mustang. Anita, Dino's girlfriend and Little Pete's sister, has become aware of Dino's plans. She searches his computer and discovers the Koenigsegg that killed Little Pete is stored in a local warehouse. Anita gives Tobey the location of the car, as well as her engagement ring from Dino.

The next morning, Tobey surprised Dino by not only showing up in the Koenigsegg, but also by giving him Anita's ring. Following a grueling race that sees several cars eliminated, Tobey and Dino race side-by-side along the Pacific Coast Highway. Dino attempts to push Tobey off the road, but Tobey slams the brakes, causing Dino's car to crash and catch fire. Tobey sees the finish line, but turns around to pull Dino from the flames. After rescuing his adversary Tobey does finish and win the race, but then both he and Dino are arrested by the California Highway Patrol. With the missing Koenigsegg found, Dino is sent to jail for Little Pete's death. Tobey serves six months for illegal street racing before he is once again released, and reunites with Julia in a 2015 Ford Mustang. He's informed by Julia and the rest of the crew that Maverick has been released from prison early for good behavior. The couple try to get to Utah in five hours for an unnamed reason

Staring Breaking Bad's jesse pinkman (Aaron Paul) it's hugely enjoyable not only for Fans of the game, anyone can enjoy it.Thanks
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