Need For Speed Movie Review [WATCH VIDEO]

By Hannah Aven Guarin | 3 years ago
Need For Speed Movie Review [WATCH VIDEO]


The car and racing tales are now back on screen as the movie “Need For Speed” opened in theaters on March 13, 2014. It is based on a widely known video game of the same name, published by Electronic Arts (EA). The movie is directed by Scott Waugh. Its cast members include Aaron Paul (Tobey Marshall), Imogen Poots (Julia Maddon), Dominic Cooper (Dino Brewster) and Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi (Benny). Read on for the “Need For Speed” movie review and a brief synopsis of the said film.

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“Need For Speed” Film Synopsis:

As the old saying goes, “Revenge is a dish best served cold,” this holds true for Tobey Marshall. He was a street racer who was set up by his business associate, ex-NASCAR driver Dino Brewster, framing him for manslaughter. Thus, he ended behind bars. Now a free man, he joins a cross country race with revenge on his mind. When his former business buddy learned about this, he put a bounty on Marshall’s head before the race begins.

“Need For Speed” Movie Review:

Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer rated this movie with a 24% rating. 69% of the audience reportedly liked it. The site’s top critics have mixed reviews regarding the film. Read on for some of the film’s reviews from the Rotten Tomatoes’ top critics.

Total Film’s James Mottram pointed out that the plot and the characters need a serious tune up. He also mentioned that the cars are hot and the action is decent.

Andrew L. Urban of Urban Cinefile  thought that the movie’s plot is predictable.

“Need For Speed excels at what it sets out to do as a gripping action thriller which offers us high speed escape and wish fulfillment,” said Urban in the Urban Cinefile report.

Meanwhile, in an interview with Collider, director Scott Waugh described his experience on shooting inside the cars. He shared that he grew up being exposed to action. For him, it is something that is fun for him, but he added that it does not stimulate him anymore. What does is the story and characters.

“I was really captivated, on this movie, with all of the character’s arcs and how private it is, in this big, crazy world,” said Waugh in the Collider report.


And that’s it for the “Need For Speed” movie review. You can watch the “Need For Speed” trailer here at Movie News Guide (MNG). For more movie reviews and updates, keep browsing Movie News Guide (MNG).