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6/10
Moving thriller filled with nail-biting action , cars , a love story and swiftly paced
ma-cortes24 February 2014
This exciting movie contains thrills , noisy action , intrigue , spectacular car race and a triangular love story . Stirring movie results to be an acceptable thriller filled with surprises , drama , twists , car pursuits and being efficiently realized . It deals with Navas (Albert Ammann) and Ari (Adriana Ugarte) , a couple of cunning thieves . While Ari seduces her victims , Navas and his colleague enter their houses, and they come in to steal from them . They eventually come across Mikel (Alex Gonzalez) , a wealthy young who works as a seller at a Jewellery and about to marry Julia (Maria Castro). As soon as they start their scheme on this objective to rob in the shop , they learn that Mikel was a famous race pilot with a dark past about an unfortunate accident . Then , Mikel and Ari fall in love and there takes place the classical loving triangle . Later on , Navas challenges an Argentinian contender for a cars race with unexpected consequences .

This is a thrilling narration of robbing and drifting auto racing with exceptionally fine camera work and great car chase sequences and crashes on the metropolitan streets . The picture mingles action-packed , drama , exciting cars pursuits , suspense , a little bit of violence and spectacular sequences though won't mean much on little screen TV . The picture turns out to be a crossover between ¨Tengo Ganas de Ti¨ by Fernardo Garcia Molina and ¨Fast and furious¨ series produced by Neal Moritz . The drivers, the cars and the races are the real stars of this movie . Pulse-quickening action movie but plenty of clichés and lots of dirty driving and heavier on crashes than coherency . All stunts were performed by authentic experts without people damage . The movie gives new meaning to the term ¨Tuning¨ and ¨Drifting¨ . Other chief excitements about the picture , will be in the intervention of a good plethora of Spanish young actors who realize professionally competent interpretations such as Alberto Ammann of ¨Cell 211¨ or ¨ Lope¨ , Alex Gonzalez of ¨Alacran Enamorado¨ or ¨X Men first class¨ and Adriana Dominguez of ¨Lo Mejor de Eva¨ or ¨Cabeza de Perro¨. Colorful and appropriate cinematography by Daniel Aranyó who has also worked in Hollywood as ¨Cheetah girls¨, ¨High School Musical¨ saga and formerly photographed ¨Invasor¨ and ¨Last days¨. The flick will like to adrenaline lovers and those young people looking for strong emotions . This is the kind of film in which the cars enthusiasts will enjoy immensely, it's a must see for cars fonds.

This is another superbly powerful thriller movie being compellingly directed Daniel Carlparsoro , the filmmaking is competent though the story eventually run out of gas . It was well realized by Calparsoro in similar vein to his previous film ¨Invasor¨ , another splendid thriller mostly set in Irak war . His best film was ¨Warriors¨ or ¨Guerreros¨ , another warlike film brilliantly made by Daniel and dealing with ¨Kosovo¨ war . Daniel was raised in Donostia , for that reason most films are set in Basque country . Daniel uses to work with his spouses , as his first wife , Najawa Nimri composes his scores and played in Salto a Vacio , Pasajes , Asfalto , A Ciegas ; and his second one , Patricia Vico , performed in La Ira . Calparsoro is an expert on action and violent dramas , such as : 2012 Invasor also starred by Albert Ammann , 2012 Invasor , 2005 Ausentes , 2000 Asfalto , 1997 A Ciegas ,1996 Pasajes , 1995 Salto a Vacío .
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8/10
A Stylish car-race thrill-ride a la Española!
the_dipsta28 April 2013
Now the easy thing to do is to say that Combustión is a Spanish copy of 'the fast and the furious' (as opposed to what some others wrote, it's closer to the first 'furious' than the rest). But it goes above and beyond a high-concept car race film (which eventually became formula) and adds a thriller element which really gives it an unexpected energy.

The film revolves around a thieving couple, Navas and Ari, who fool rich men into Ari into their home, while her boyfriend comes in to steal from them. They eventually come across Mikel, who works at a Jewellery store. As they begin their elaborate plan on this target, they realize that Mikel is a man with a past. A past that will be useful for Navas and Ari. Thus begins a thrill-ride, riddled with thievery, adrenaline-rushing action and thumping electronic music, all adding to the protagonists' lives spiraling into madness.

The three leads, Álex González, Alberto Ammann and Adriana Ugarte are more than capable at creating a chemistry, it's as simple as falling into each other's beds (not a disservice, just a trope of the action/car movie!). What makes their relationships much more believable is the predicaments they get themselves and each other into. So much so that their livelihoods become intertwined even when one of the three is not on-screen. It's a thrilling power-play that at times had me confused at who was playing who!

I enjoyed that, because beyond giving the audience an exciting race-car thrill-ride, Director Daniel Calparsoro managed to add enough twists to make the audience relate to and revile the lead characters at the same time. Now, this aspect of the film is what pushes it above a standard angry- young-men-driving-while-women-raise-the-illegal-race-car-flag up and down (though looking very attractive while doing so!) into a film worth paying attention to.

For guys and girls (i'm sure girls like cars as much as men do, and if not, the characters' interplay is also very exciting to watch).

I wish this film came out on a different weekend from Iron Man 3, it would've gotten a good audience.

I must be the only guy thinking i'd rather see Iron Man 3 a week AFTER it's release, and give this homegrown Spanish action movie a shot (after all I am Spanish and in Barcelona). Well worth the price of admission.
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10/10
a very refreshing movie
puydeleu22 September 2013
i have to say that this movie blew my expectations away. everything happening here took me by surprise, all the twists and turns i did not expect. who ever says this is a cheap reproduction of the fast and furious is dead wrong. besides that there are luxurious cars and races included, i must say that the story is more likely to be digested than the f&f scenarios. who ever did not watch this movie, do not take into consideration the score on IMDb, the ones who voted must be pimpled face play station games and high octane fantasy car movie fans. don't forget this movie didn't benefit from world wide frenzied commercials like f&f did, but still managed to raise the budget to put some fast cars in it. i gave it a 10...too bad it wont help the 4.8 avg grade for this movie.
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10/10
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ErgysStreza12 February 2016
Nice cars, BUT no thrill, no suspense, no real action, I would say more of a very cheap soap opera! I wish to say that this is a good movie, because I love foreign movies, anything that can impress me more than the Hollywood way, but this is not the case. Unless you are looking for some soft porn, a beautiful actress that looks ten times better than Eva Mendez, (The two of them have a resemblance and personally I don't think Mendez is hot) and Adriana Ugarte looks like the real thing, but that's it. This movie plays like the kids who like to play Indians and cowboys, because the actors seem to be playing the "Fast and furious", as I said in the beginning with nice cars, but the acting, the editing, the music, and pretty much everything else is uninspired, this is the kind of movie that maybe your girlfriend would try to get you in! The race in "Grease" is more exciting than anything you will see in here,heck I have drove better and faster than the guys who did the stuns,there's no fuel to create the "Combustion" on this piece of crap if you don't believe me you just have to waste hour and twenty minutes of your life.
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2/10
The Fast and the furious? more of "The Slow and the little angry"!
alshwenbear15 September 2013
Nice cars, BUT no thrill, no suspense, no real action, I would say more of a very cheap soap opera! I wish to say that this is a good movie, because I love foreign movies, anything that can impress me more than the Hollywood way, but this is not the case. Unless you are looking for some soft porn, a beautiful actress that looks ten times better than Eva Mendez, (The two of them have a resemblance and personally I don't think Mendez is hot) and Adriana Ugarte looks like the real thing, but that's it. This movie plays like the kids who like to play Indians and cowboys, because the actors seem to be playing the "Fast and furious", as I said in the beginning with nice cars, but the acting, the editing, the music, and pretty much everything else is uninspired, this is the kind of movie that maybe your girlfriend would try to get you in! The race in "Grease" is more exciting than anything you will see in here,heck I have drove better and faster than the guys who did the stuns,there's no fuel to create the "Combustion" on this piece of crap if you don't believe me you just have to waste hour and twenty minutes of your life.
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1/10
Cars + Romance = Boredom
BatmanFunReviews20187 August 2017
Warning: Spoilers
Mikel is about to marry Julia, owner of a large jewelry store she inherited from her parents. During the party announcing their engagement, Mikel meets Ari, one of the waitresses at reception. The attraction that arises between them will make Mikel get interested in the world of Ari: illegal car racing. He falls for her and decides to leave Julia, without knowing what she plans for him. What if the Fast & Furious was filmed in France and was boring as hell? Well it would be named Combustión. I mean this movie has it all bad acting, bad script, bad everything plus it's really boring if you're looking for a good movie with cars this ain't one of them. (0/10)
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1/10
Awful.
I've seen this movie at school and i just fell asleep. There's just nothing. No action, no important plots, just lazy drama motives and people f**king each other in few scenes. It's all Fast & Furious minus the action and more soft-core porn done in a very lazy way. This should be neglected and called one of the Europe's most misleading films. The acting, camera direction and directing are okay, though the plot and the action is the problem, especially with too much scenes of soft-core porn. What does that make it look like? Spanish Emmanuelle with the mix of Fast & The Furious?

I'd recommend you to watch something else instead of hearing your friends about this crap.
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