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Need for Speed (2014)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  14 March 2014 (USA)
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Fresh from prison, a street racer who was framed by a wealthy business associate joins a cross country race with revenge in mind. His ex-partner, learning of the plan, places a massive bounty on his head as the race begins.

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Framed by an ex-partner for a murder he did not commit, Tobey Marshall, a financially struggling custom-car builder and street-racer, spends two years in jail thinking about one moment. Fresh out of prison he reacquires the fastest car his workshop ever built and sold, and seeks to enter a secretive and extremely high-stakes race known as The DeLeon. His purpose; redemption, recognition from the world of racing and to solve his problems. Yet all this fades in comparison to his driving reason. Revenge. Above all, revenge. This is a story about love, redemption, revenge and motor oil all swirled together, but above all; It's a story about fast, fast cars. Written by Chase Game Reviews

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of reckless street racing, disturbing crash scenes, nudity and crude language | See all certifications »

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$66,000,000 (estimated)

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$17,844,939 (USA) (14 March 2014)

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$43,568,507 (USA) (13 June 2014)
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According to director Scott Waugh, the cast all took stunt driving lessons. In the scene where Tobey returns to Little Pete's crashed car, Aaron Paul repeatedly skidded 15' short of his mark because he was afraid of hitting the director, who was filming the shot. Waugh told Paul to TRY to hit him. Waugh had someone holding his belt, and told him to pull him out of the way, but only if he was hit. Paul did the shot on the next take, coming within 2" of hitting the camera. In one continuous take, the Koenigsegg does a 4 wheel drift right up to the camera, with a closeup of Aaron Paul's face in the window, then Paul jumping out of the car. See more »

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A Bugatti Veyron SS has its intakes integrated into the body design. The car in the film is a normal Veyron painted to look like an SS. See more »

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Tobey Marshall: They took everything from me.
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The Touchstone, Dreamworks, Reliance Entertainment and EA logos are tinted orange and sped up in some way. See more »

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Version of The Need for Speed (1994) See more »

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Fly Like An Eagle
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Glossy Garbage
26 March 2014 | by (Panama City, Florida, United States) – See all my reviews

Do you like watching other people play racing video games? Have you longed to see a movie starring One Direction look-alikes who drive real fast? Do you wish car commercials were over two hours long? Then have we got a movie for you! Otherwise, Need for Speed will leave you dumbfounded at its dullness. The idea of making a movie out of a racing video game is bad enough; add-in flat characters, ridiculous dialogue and complete lack of excitement and what's left is worse than imagined. This is essentially a Fast and Furious knock-off, but one would imagine they would bring something new to the table. But, no…it's completely formulaic. No surprise or intrigues exist at all. In fact, other than a couple of okay crash scenes and racing moments, tension and excitement are entirely absent. I longed for the "thrill" of the go-kart derby race in Little Rascals to replace the humdrum of the driving scenes here. Talent is just wasted everywhere. Poots (That Awkward Moment) and Keaton (RoboCop) are each 0 for 2 on movies this year, and Aaron Paul deserves a much better vehicle. He's not terrible, but his vulnerable, round-faced, boyish charm can only go so far. Worst of all is the morality of this film. The "good guys" are doing atrocious things. They're reckless, selfish, unlikable, pompous idiots, and we are supposed to root for them. All of this goes to show it really doesn't matter how "cool" or "pretty" you think you're movie is. If you don't have an exciting story, or decent script, all you have is glossy garbage.


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