Need For Speed
Need For Speed (2014)

Based on the most successful racing video game franchise ever with over 140 million copies sold, DreamWorks Pictures' "Need for Speed" captures the thrills of the game in a real-world setting. An exciting return to the great… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 5, 2014
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Critic Score
22%
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59%



Critic Score: 22% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With stock characters and a preposterous plot, this noisily diverting video game adaptation fulfills a Need for Speed and little else.

Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

This is cinema reduced or distilled to its purest definition, of movies that move

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Marc Bernardin
Hollywood Reporter

You wouldn't think a movie called Need For Speed would feel so slow.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

What is most surprising about Need For Speed is how badly it starts off. With too much exposition and not enough spark between the characters, it's as if the overlong 130-minute film will live up to its title for all of the wrong reasons.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

This movie is a complete bore.

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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

It's like watching someone ELSE play a video game for more than two hours. That gets old real fast.

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Jeff Beck
Examiner.com

Need for Speed is an extremely hollow and tedious film that has nothing to offer to anyone except the most avid of car junkies.

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Alex Pappademas
Grantland

There's nothing here you haven't seen before.

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
AV Club

Though later sequences lean a little too heavily on contemporary car flick clichés ... they are all nonetheless informed by a gee-whiz appreciation for gleaming cars and stunt driving ingenuity.

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Scott Mendelson
Forbes

If Need For Speed was 15% less overtly dumb and 15% less pandering to the stereotypical boy audience, it might have been a completely enjoyable B-movie romp.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Everett Johnson
I had some very low expectations for this movie. Actually, when I had blu ray sitting on my tv stand, I debated on just skipping it all together. A "Fast… More
Manu Gino
Perfect for car enthusiasts Great Movie! This film is called "Need for Speed" and is based on a video game. This alone tells us not to expect… More
Edward Boxler
Need for Speed seems to have all the ingredients to be the start of a cool film franchise - great leading man, cool supporting cast, beautiful cars, and the… More
Film Crazy
Average movie, that drags towards the end. Car scenes are exhilarating but that's just about it.
Phil Hubbs
I think it was completely and utterly inevitable that this film would come under close scrutiny because of the near identical concept and execution alongside… More
Sanjaya 丘耀文
Ultimately, I'm a little shocked to know that the duration of this movie is 2 hours.. Knowing that a movie about racing can take no more than 100 minutes..… More