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Sylvester Stallone wrote the screenplay for this action-packed drama directed by Renny Harlin and set in the dangerous, high-stakes world of CART auto racing. Jimmy Bly (Kip Pardue) is an up-and-coming young star of the open-wheel circuit, but he's slipping in the rankings as the championships loom. Under pressure from his promoter brother Demille (Robert Sean Leonard) and wheelchair-bound owner Carl Henry (Burt Reynolds), Jimmy is given a mentor -- Joe Tanto (Stallone), a once great CART competitor whose career and marriage to Cathy (Gina Gershon) were destroyed by a tragic accident. Joe… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Sylvester Stallone's homoerotic car-racing actioner delivers something between Speed Racer and gay porn."
‑ Andrew O'Hehir,
"Driven is all over the map in more ways than one."
‑ Bob Graham, San Francisco Chronicle
"This is a boys' movie, with the understated, depressed-sounding Stallone reading his own script with the world-weariness of a fallen king far from love and glory."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Intento de escapismo hollywoodense que se queda a medio camino por lo risible de su argumento y lo inanimado de sus actuaciones."
‑ Jorge Avila Andrade, Moviola
"Stallone and Car Racing: Just goin' around in circles."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Why waste your quarters on the video games in the mall when you can pay $10 to see the same thing on the big screen?"
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"Formula One race cars outshine the formula script."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"The dialogue is so bad in Driven that at one of the dramatic points, the crowd erupted in laughter."
‑ Ron Bishow,
"The story is sluggish to begin with and it's not exactly revved up by the casting of Kip Pardue, Til Schweiger and Estella Warren, three pretty faces, each capable of approximately three expressions."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Stallone plays a down-and-outer, a washed-up athlete who makes a comeback and proves himself a hero. No, wait. That was Rocky. No matter."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Driven is one of those wince-inducing movies that makes you wonder if every single person involved was deliberately trying to embarrass themselves."
‑ Doug Kim, Seattle Times
"Less a look at Formula One than a pilot for a flat sub-Aaron Spelling sudser that just happens to be set in the world of auto racing."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"...excels with pure visceral thrills but merely toddles by with its story and characters."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Stallone. Harlin. Samaha. Brains Wide Shut."
‑ David Poland, Hot Button
"Conviction goes out the window, and stays there."
‑ Harry Haun, Film Journal International
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