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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)
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. Whenever the tires stop screeching and the fenders slamming, the story lands in a brutal pile-up of cliches.
  3. Driven is in both its script and its execution a paint-by-numbers affair.
  4. Stallone's script is well structured, though the jaw-droppingly banal dialogue gives us little reason to care.
  5. Even fans of open-wheel racing, the high-speed, high-stress pastime that is the subject of Renny Harlin's hectic new film, may walk away from it more logy than exhilarated.
  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
    Redundant, humorless and overlong screenplay.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 9 out of 18
  1. 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 racing sequences that help you forget for a while how silly this movie really is. Expand
  2. 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 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

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