Driven (2001)

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,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 27, 2001
DVD Release Date: June 1, 2004
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Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Underdeveloped characters, silly plot dynamics, and obvious CG effects.

Andrew O'Hehir

Sylvester Stallone's homoerotic car-racing actioner delivers something between Speed Racer and gay porn.

Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle

Driven is all over the map in more ways than one.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Formula One race cars outshine the formula script.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

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?

Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

A paint-by-numbers affair.

Michael Dequina

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.

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Doug Kim
Seattle Times

Driven is one of those wince-inducing movies that makes you wonder if every single person involved was deliberately trying to embarrass themselves.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Driven, to put it bluntly, makes Days of Thunder look like Citizen Kane on Wheels.

Rob Gonsalves

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
There aren't many films about Champ Car (CART) racing or F1 now I think about it (if any), we did have NASCAR in 'Days of Thunder' but… More
Cassie Hill
Just a fantastic movie about working together with people even if they are your enemies. Slys acting was great as well! :)
Alex roy
Mediocre action film directed by Renny Harlin, Driven is a poorly constructed actioner that not even the good looking racing scenes could save. This is a film… More
Leigh Ryan
Not as bad as I thought it would be.
Cynthia S.
Oooooooh. It was pretty good. Why is everyone always picking on poor ole Sly?..
Jason Spencer
Ok but it falls a little short in the story for me. Stallone's character is given a bum deal through the whole thing and we are supposed to care for the… More