• Released
  • March 14, 2014
  • PG-13 , 2 hr 10 min
  • Action/Adventure
  • 2,544 Fan Ratings
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Synopsis: A auto-mechanic and ex-NASCAR driver feel the need for speed.

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Critic Ratings

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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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63

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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63

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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60

Variety

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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60

Film.com

A snoozy-but-diverting, lightly constipated B-movie.
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50

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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50

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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50

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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40

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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38

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...

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...

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...

Beautiful cinematography and gorgeous cars.

By rebeccajallings
I went with my 25 year old grandson and we had a blast. It's visually stunning and if you like fast driving and crashing cars, you'll love it. Aaron Paul is a darn good actor and brings gravitas to a...

Critics are so wrong

By sigmapi484
I wasn't going to watch this movie strictly based on the critic reviews, but now am glad I went. Was pleased with the car sequences and the storyline was very good as well. Anyone who is a fan of the...

More Info

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 Pause for kids 13 & under Fast-paced stunts, dangerous driving will thrill teens.
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