Theatrical Release: 8/30/2013
Reviewer: Scott Rolfe
Writer: Sean Finegan & Gregg Maxwell Parker
Producer: Moshe Diamant
Director: Courtney Solomon
Runtime: 100 min.
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Ethan Hawke,
Brent Magna (Ethan Hawke) is a burned out race car driver who is thrust into a do-or-die mission behind the wheel when his wife is kidnapped. With Brent's only ally being a young hacker (Selena Gomez), his one hope of saving his wife is to follow the orders of the mysterious voice (Jon Voight) who's watching his every move through cameras mounted on the car Brent's driving.
This movie could rightly be called "Grand Theft Auto" but the filmmakers must have spent all of their money wrecking vehicles leaving nothing left for the license fee for the brand. Other brands that were prevalent were Apple products as well as the Ford Shelby Cobra Mustang. With non-stop car chases and multiple camera angels you feel like you are watching your kid play a video game for 100 minutes straight. The plot has multiple holes and the dialog isn't interesting either. Due to language and unending violence, this cannot be considered a film for the family.
Language: 4 misuses of the name of Jesus; Dozens of pieces of foul language used throughout the film.
Violence: 100 minutes of constant car chases and crashes; Multiple shootings with machine guns; Woman abducted and held for blackmail purposes; Multiple explosions; Car's driver instructed to do as much damage as possible including driving through a park full of pedestrians but it appears no one was injured; Cars smash, crash, roll and explode.
Nudity: Girl with bare mid-rift