Speed (1994)

If you don't think Speed is the fastest-moving adventure film ever made, we challenge you to find a faster one. Keanu Reeves stars as an LA Bomb Squad specialist whose principal antagonist is elusive bomber-extortionist Dennis Hopper.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 10, 1994
DVD Release Date: November 3, 1998
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A terrific popcorn thriller, Speed is taut, tense, and energetic, with outstanding performances from Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, and Sandra Bullock.

David Hunter
Hollywood Reporter

There should be traffic jams at the box office as Fox picks up many busloads of riders for its fast and furiously entertaining thriller Speed.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Believe it or not, the most exciting movie of the year takes place mainly in an elevator, on a city bus and on a train car.

Allison Rose

The action in Speed is unrelenting for the most part, moving from one explosion to another and keeping the viewers entertained throughout the almost two-hour running time.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

De Bont has assembled it with masterly precision. And Speed looks terrific. There are breathtaking aerial shots, mind-boggling stunts, and camera positioning that you just don't expect. It's a rocketing eyeful.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Action directing is a put-up-or-shut-up game, a skill that can't be faked or finessed; even a 10-year-old can tell if you've got it or not. And on the evidence of the invigorating Speed, Jan De Bont has definitely got it.

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Douglas Davidson
Elements of Madness

Even with the few things that don't make sense or don't age well, the whole of the film remains as enthralling as ever.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

A riotously enjoyable locomotive of action, Speed is driven by a premise of such crystalline purity that its ridiculousness becomes part of the fun.

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Adam Smith
Empire Magazine

There are very few action movies that cut to the chase quite as quickly as Speed and then have the stamina to keep it up for nearly two hours.

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Eddie Harrison

Speed offers the simple pleasures of a great action film...

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Well I think 'Under Siege' kick started the term 'Die Hard on a...' back in 1992, then along came this massive action film rollercoaster… More
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[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] Speed is one of those action movies that has a familiar premise that were sure… More
Wildaly M
If you suspend logic a little bit and don't question the bad guy's non-existent motives for his actions, then Speed is one of the best action movies… More
Eric Alvarez
From what I remember, this movie is full of action and awesomeness.
Kevin Cookman
WOW, THIS MOVIE HOLDS UP. Over the top, yet kind of wholly logical.
xGary Xx
An extortionist plants a bomb on a Los Angeles bus which will explode if its speed drops to less than 50 miles per hour. This thin synopsis perfectly represents… More