NEED FOR SPEED (2014 USA)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.3|5.0 Stars ìììì

Need for Speed feels like Smokey and the Bandit updated with some class and deeply re-coated in Jeremy Clarkson’s previous Top Gear United Kingdom television series. If you love getting acquainted with upper class automobiles, get ready for a real treat. You’re going to see the Koenigsegg Agera R (three of them), Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, GTA Spano, McLaren P1, Saleen S7, Bugatti Veyron, and a Ford Shelby Mustang along with some terrific racing scenes a la Hollywood style. The film even comes with a moral: Bad guys get caught; good guys are good guys and will win in the long run. The story begins in a neighborhood garage where some young car geeks modify old muscle cars for street racing. Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul), the owner of the garage, receives an invite to race one of three Koenigsegg Agera Rs with his friend Little Pete (Harrison Gilbertson) and a competitor, Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper). Foul play by Dino Brewster kills Little Pete, but Tobey Marshall gets the rap and serves prison time. The rest of the story becomes a race to get even—with terrific scenes featuring the best views of some of the world’s top performance automobiles. The film has a PG-13 rating and serves up a surprisingly and refreshingly clean script...perhaps because everything moves so fast there’s no time for anything else.


Additional Thanks

Great work for Director Scott Waugh. Thank you to Executive Producers Stuart M. Besser, Frank Gibeau, Max Leitman, Tim Moore, Patrick Soderlund, and Scott Waugh for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Julia Maddon (Imogen Poots), Benny (Scott Mescudi), Finn (Rami Malek), Joe Peck (Ramon Rodriguez), Anita (Dakota Johnson), Bill Ingram (Stevie Ray Dallimore), and Monarch (Michael Keaton).



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Ben Meyers

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