Daniel Corleone's Movie Review of Speed (1994)

Rating of
3/4

Speed (1994)

Speed review
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 12/28/11

A retired Atlanta bomb squad sergeant Howard Payne (Dennis Hopper) places a bomb on a city bus that Traven boards. Payne instructs Jack Traven (Keanu Reeves) to keep moving above 50 miles per hour or the bomb will explode. The bus driver was gets injured so Annie Porter (Sandra Bullock) takes over the wheel while Jack tries to dismantle the bomb. The overall premise was original and pace was good since the story kept moving. Only reservation this critic has is its believability of how the bus kept going above the mentioned speed for a long period of time. Screenplay was not that impressive but camera work was fascinating. Sandra Bullock was fabulous and her character just likable. Dennis Hopper's noteworthy portrayal was likewise good. Speed is a wonderful thrill ride that doesn’t impress too much with its action despite its authenticity outside the silver screen.

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