Speed
Speed DVD - 2004 | Widescreen ed

SPEED manages to stay fast-paced, but it's full of the plot contrivances and far-fetched stunts for which action films are famous, an element of the genre that feels ridiculous in this film. Yes, it's exciting and, yes, the late great Hopper is delightful in his villainous role, but the writing and plot are so full of bologna that it is hard to take this film seriously. From the moment Jeff Daniels mutters, "Pop quiz," as he and his partner scale a rigged elevator shaft, you can tell just what kind of silliness you're in for. Sure, it passed the time, but once is more than enough for me, thanks.

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