Speed

Speed

Directed by: Jan De Bont

Friday, August 31 - Sunday, September 2, 2012

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Chosen by Danika R. (office staff)

High-definition digital projection “Keanu Reeves is a Los Angeles SWAT cop, Dennis Hopper the regulation bomber-with-a-grudge who wires first a lift, then a public bus. If the bus’s speed drops below 50 mph, boom! Keanu hops on board to map-read, and, when the driver retires hurt, feisty passenger Sandra Bullock takes the wheel – and effectively steals the movie. It’s mindless, but ingenious. Graham Yost’s script dispenses with excess baggage: a handful of characters face certain – well, near-certain – death. First-time director De Bont (cameraman of Die Hard and Basic Instinct) makes good use of a hand-held camera and conveys a real sense of volition: you’ll believe a bus can fly! He seems to identify so thoroughly with the characters that the pace never flags.” - Time Out (London)

R, 116 Minutes
USA, 1994




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