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Jack Traven (Keanu Reeves), an LAPD cop on SWAT detail, has a fearless nature and a keen understanding of the criminal mind. That, and some luck have kept him alive. But Jack's luck is being put to the ultimate test. An elusive bomber-extortionist Howard Payne (Dennis Hopper) is seeking vengeance after his latest ransom scheme is thwarted. Payne gives a personal challenge to Jack: A bomb is rigged on a city bus, which will detonate if the speedometer drops below 50 MPH. Poor Annie (Sandra Bullock) gets shoved into the driver's seat, while Jack does his best to save the day.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 54
- Fresh: 50
- Rotten: 4
- Average Rating: 7.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Cleverer action films (Die Hard II and The Fugitive, for instance) deliver more sardonic intelligence, but this one still gets the job done.
Fresh: The film takes off from formula elements, but it manipulates those elements so skillfully, with such a canny mixture of delirium and restraint, that I walked out of the picture with the rare sensation that every gaudy thrill had been earned.
Fresh: The smart and sassy Bullock is a knockout. She makes us believe the impossible things Annie is doing and, better, makes us care.
Fresh: Talk about simple. But the film's sheer cut-to-the-chase straightfowardness is part of its appeal.
I wanna BUY thiiiiisssss!!!
Awesome movie, just awesome. Like a lot of other movies I really like, I was really excited when I saw this on iTunes. Imagine my disappointment when I found out you can only rent this instead of just buying it and having it for good. Finally some good movies are being released on iTunes, buy we can only buy them. What a shame.
best action movie of summer 1994
I love the movie when I was 8 and still do keanu reeves & sandra bullock's chemistry really made this movie work. keanu should have been up speed 2 cruise control.
back in the day
this is one of those films thats worth the money. it seems like now a days, action films force themselves into a wickedly strange plot to try to be the next sixth sense and put more money into each explosion than into any actors. this is a film that you just love everybody in the movie becuase the acting is great as well as the original story line. sure, its no oscar winning type of film but if your at home looking for a fun film to watch, SPEED is the right movie for you.
- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 1994
- © 1994 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.