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Need for Speed (2014)

Need for Speed



Action, Adventure

Release Date

March 14, 2014

MPAA Rating



130 min.


Walt Disney Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Scott Waugh


John Gatins, Mark Sourian, Patrick O'Brien


George Gatins, John Gatins



Based on the most successful racing video game franchise ever with over 140 million copies sold, DreamWorks Pictures' "Need for Speed" captures the thrills of the game in a real-world setting. An exciting return to the great car-culture films of the 1960s and '70s, when authenticity brought a new level of intensity to the action, "Need for Speed" taps into what makes the American myth of the open road so enticing.

The story chronicles a near-impossible cross-country race against time-one that begins as a mission for revenge, but proves to be one of redemption. In a last attempt to save his struggling garage, blue-collar mechanic Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul)-who with his team skillfully builds and races muscle cars on the side-reluctantly partners with wealthy, arrogant ex-NASCAR driver Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper). Just as a major sale to car broker Julia Bonet (Imogen Poots) looks like it will save the business, a disastrous, unsanctioned race results in Dino framing Tobey for manslaughter.

Two years later and fresh out of prison, Tobey is set on revenge with plans to take down Dino in the high-stakes De Leon race-the Super Bowl of underground racing. To get there in time, Tobey must run a high-octane, action-packed gauntlet, dodging cops coast-to-coast and dealing with fallout from a dangerous bounty Dino put on his car. With his loyal crew and the surprisingly resourceful Julia as allies, Tobey defies odds at every turn and proves that even in the flashy world of exotic supercars, the underdog can still finish first.

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Aaron Paul stars as Tobey Marshall in Walt Disney Pictures' Need for Speed (2014)
Dominic Cooper stars as Dino Brewster in Walt Disney Pictures' Need for Speed (2014)

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“..Aaron Paul, so good in "Breaking Bad" and so not-good here..”
by Kyle Smith [New York Post]
“..if you like watching people drive really nice cars really fast, "Need for Speed" scratches that particular itch. But expect nothing more, because everything else about it is just running on empty..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
“..Aaron Paul is a talented actor, but it's hard to believe watching this car-racing actioner inspired by the 'Need for Speed' video games. He looks visibly uncomfortable playing street car racer Tobey Marshall..”
by Anna Smith [Time Out]