Speed (1994) – Encore Review

speed“Guts’ll get you so far, then they’ll get you killed. ” – Harry

Number of Times Seen – Too many to count  (In theater in 1994, video, DVD, 7 Jan 2001, 12 Dec 2013 and 23 Nov 2016)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – A cop must do all he can in order to catch a mad bomber who has placed a bomb on a bus which will explode if they go slower than 50 mph.

My Take on it – This is a film that is truly non-stop action from start to finish without giving us a break.

All of the elements of making a successful thriller are here and this film is nearly perfect because it gets so much right.

Keanu Reeves was able to prove with this film that he can be a great action hero and we havent veered away from that train of thought for more than two decades.

Sandra Bulock is great here in an equally important role and her chemistry with Reeves is amazing.

It’s quite easy to care for these characters because they dont just feel like normal Hollywood cookie cutter characters.

Be prepared for the ride of your life because it will keep your heart pounding non-stop for two hours.

Bottom Line – Excellent action thriller that gets just about everything right. Reeves proves here that he has the ability to be an action hero.and hold on to the audience for two hours. Bullock and Reeves have great chemistry together and we can easily care for both of them. The nonstop action will keep your heart pounding the whole way through.  Highky Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – A Fox producer realized they might have a movie hit in their hands when he noticed that, during test screenings, audience members would walk backwards when they needed to go to the bathroom so they would miss as little as possible. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (no change from original review)


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