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  • Summary: A high-tech action drama set in the dangerous, exhilarating world of open-wheel racing, Driven centers on the lives and careers of four drivers chasing the ultimate adrenaline rush. (Warner Brothers)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 26
  2. Negative: 12 out of 26
  1. 63
    The movie is so filled with action that dramatic conflict would be more than we could handle, so all of the characters are nice.
  2. 50
    May persuade you to identify not with race-car drivers but with race cars.
  3. Driven is in both its script and its execution a paint-by-numbers affair.
  4. Harlin's skill compensates for a lot of narrative preposterousness, even it is overmatched this time around.
  5. 30
    This noisy, time-wasting spectacle is crammed with what purports to be characters, except that not one of them has any more depth than will fit into a one-line description.
  6. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    25
    A race-car drama full of flashy but empty images and a soundtrack that makes you feel as if you're being shaken on a motel rumblebed.
  7. 10
    A slick, simplistic, and laughable effort that's reminiscent of a bad Jerry Bruckheimer film. A really bad Bruckheimer film.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 10 out of 19
  1. DJT
    Aug 20, 2001
    10
    A great racing movie, similar to "Days of Thunder" without the love story! Sly gives a resonable human effort. We definitely need a sequel!
  2. May 15, 2014
    2
    This has to be one of the worst movies about car racing and sports in general. The only bright spot in this movie is Sly and solid racingThis has to be one of the worst movies about car racing and sports in general. The only bright spot in this movie is Sly and solid racing sequences that help you forget for a while how silly this movie really is. Expand
  3. May 16, 2014
    1
    My God. This film is awful. Stallone was an awkward presence in Formula 1 circles during the late 90's when he was seriously consideringMy God. This film is awful. Stallone was an awkward presence in Formula 1 circles during the late 90's when he was seriously considering making a movie about the world's most exotic sport. Thankfully it was eventually deemed too expensive, and instead he turned his attention to the world of CART - America's own cut-price version of Formula 1. Stallone plays a washed-up ex-race driver, which is hilarious in itself. Anyway, the plot is neither here nor there, it's just plain bad. But what is truly awful about this film, and also a slap in the face to all race fans, are the action sequences. Both CART and Indylight cars are used to film the racing scenes, and as any race fan could tell you, the difference between the two is like chalk and cheese. Imagine filming a single-prop Cessna as stand in for 747 Jumbo. Or having Kevin James play Superman to Cavill's Clark Kent. It's that bad. Expand
  4. Feb 12, 2015
    0
    This one of the worst films I've ever watched. Terrible CGI, and crashes in every race. The explosions were from a Michael Bay film. And ifThis one of the worst films I've ever watched. Terrible CGI, and crashes in every race. The explosions were from a Michael Bay film. And if those crashes were IRl, the drivers could be dead. I wonder what the F1 version would have been like Expand

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