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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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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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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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