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Need For Speed Synopsis
A auto-mechanic and ex-NASCAR driver feel the need for speed.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It's the cars, and the mega-horsepowered action, that matter most. With its driver-POV spinouts, wrong-way chases, and multilane median...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Bill Zwecker
The best parts of Need for Speed are the actual racing and chasing sequences — a true thrill ride for the audience as the story unfolds.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
When the actors are in cars, the movie's fun. When they get out to argue, or seethe, it's uh-oh time. Happily, director Scott Waugh comes...
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By Scott Foundas
Paul plays the part with the flinty, tightly wound charisma of a small man who makes up in moxie what he lacks in stature. There’s...
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A snoozy-but-diverting, lightly constipated B-movie.
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Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
The cast doesn’t have the sassy swagger of the “Fast & Furious” crew. Paul, surrounded by co-stars of the same modest height, isn’t...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Though overlong and formulaic, two things keep this street-racing movie of interest all the way to the finish line. The first is Aaron Paul...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Keith Staskiewicz
A moderately popular racing series that the powers that be have tried to turn into a turbo-boosted stunt-car extravaganza of the same make...
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The Hollywood Reporter

Need For Speed is a flat, sexless movie that seems not to understand why people like to sit in the driver’s seat and rev that big engine:...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Ostensibly meant to be light entertainment. If light is synonymous with preposterous, frenetic and noisy, it qualifies.
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See it if you like car chases .

By yankeenatman
Excellent car chase scenes, and amazing stunts throughout. Aaron Paul is good and English actress Imogen Poots is Helen Mirren's twin in her 20's minus the boobs .lol Yes its like Fast and Furious...

Need For Speed

By anniereb
A really good movie, lots of action with comedy thrown in for good measure. The only problem was I needed a rewind option so I could watch parts of the movie again. I will be purchasing the DVD as...

Great movie for a fun time

By Toadster88
This movie was decent, not spectacular - but I will admit that it had me on the edge of my seat for most of the car scenes. Definitely not for the squeamish behind the wheel as the cars and...

Fast cars: what's not to love? A lot.

By bradleywheelis
If you love cars and speed and chases, you'll love this movie. It's about testosterone and it got my juices flowing for sure. It took discipline not to speed on my way home from the theatre. If...

Driving Crazy

By wiuque4
I like car movies. The sound and visuals in this movie were pretty good. The acting was ok, but the main theme of cars racing was pretty good. Loved the Mustang....

Excellent Movie

By T1gerClaw
I'm so glad I saw this despite the critics said. The driving was great, and I think the story is just what it needed to be. It was funny at times, sad at times, and exciting most of the time. I think...

Lives up to its billing

By athosmr
I've been playing the Need for Speed games since the late 90s and there was so much about this movie that reminded me of NFS Hot Pursuit (the 2nd one) with all the fancy cars. There was lots of...


By ekulmitchell
Need for Speed over delivered for a movie about a video game. Kid Cudi did an amazing job playing the role of Ludacris. They should make the sequel R and put some titties in it....

A look back at the greats

By droq37
This was a look back at the great car shows and movies. Dukes of Hazzard series, Smokie & the Bandit sequels, Canon Ball Run movies. Better than Fast & FURIOUS BECAUSE OF THE REAL STUNTS. Congrats to...

Pleasantly Surprised

By thegirls997
I went to see this movie not expecting a lot and found myself thoroughly enjoying it! The car scenes were great, the story not so typical and overall a very good evening out....

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Rated PG-13 | For Disturbing Crash Scenes, Crude Language, Nudity and Seq. of Reckless Street Racing
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Fast-paced stunts, dangerous driving will thrill teens.
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