Speed Synopsis
People use various modes of transportation to reach high velocity.
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The New Yorker

By Anthony Lane
The result is clean, delirious, and, yes, speedy—the best big-vehicle-in-peril movie since Clouzot's "The Wages of Fear."
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The film takes off from formula elements-it's yet another variation on "Die Hard"-but it manipulates those elements so skillfully, with...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
We've seen this done before, but seldom so well, or at such a high pitch of energy.
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TV Guide

Acclaimed cinematographer Jan De Bont's directing debut is a mindless, implausible, and thoroughly gripping adventure movie.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
If you're looking for action movie heaven, try Speed, a crackling blend of suspense and fun that gives you the rush of a runaway roller...
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By James Berardinelli
It's an ingenious premise that first-time director Jan De Bont has turned into a tremendously well-executed motion picture.
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There are very few action movies that cut to the chase quite as quickly as Speed and then have the stamina to keep it up for nearly two...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
De Bont knows how to edit a pulse-pounding sequence, he knows how to keep the screen white-hot, and he sure knows how to blow things up...
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Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
In a film like this, timing is everything, and everyone from the stunt coordinators to the crew-at-large seems to have gotten it right the...
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
Crisp craftsmanship has fashioned a great day at the movies from the worst day of Ralph Kramden's life. [10 Jun 1994 Pg. 01.D]
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Not like I remembered

By redyeah
When I saw this as a kid, I thought this was one of the greatest movies ever. I recently watched it again, and it is not a classic. The plot is terrible. The acting worse and the dialogue a notch...

Speed Movie Review

By Asianfreak
91 out of 100 Non-stop explosive speed!...

Speed Movie Review

By Spencer27057
91 out of 100 An explosive joyride that doesn't slow down at anytime....

One Hot Movie! It Took Me For A Ride!!

By susan_author1
Wow, this movie had me going over 70 miles an hour all the way to the end!! Every time Sandra Bullock teams up with K. Reeves, the fireworks are awesome!! I hope these two make more movies...