Metascore
35

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 34
  2. Negative: 17 out of 34
  1. One of the best of its streamlined, over-produced, double-clutch kind: a high-speed, slicker-than-slick car-chase movie with unexpected deposits of character and comedy.
  2. A film where suspense and exhilaration are incompatible, and a receding plot line is merely the platform for cars to fly through panes of glass.
  3. 63
    Her star billing notwithstanding, Jolie has perhaps the ninth-largest part in the movie (behind seven humans and a dog), playing Cage's ex-girlfriend.
  4. 63
    It's a pretty good ride even if it blatantly steals some of its best stunts from "American Graffiti" and "Grease."
  5. 60
    What does it say that we have a closer relationship with the car than with the characters? It says Bruckheimer.
  6. I found it more pleasurable as a time waster than either "Mission: Impossible."
  7. 50
    This is the kind of movie that ends up playing on the TV set over the bar in a better movie.
  8. 50
    In the end, for all its auto-erotic flair, Gone in 60 Seconds is missing a money shot.
  9. The story is unbelievable and phenomenally silly, not a good combination.
  10. 50
    A tepid disappointment that contains one mediocre chase scene and a lot of wasted talent.
  11. 50
    This new version is mindless hot-rodding fun, especially for those with a weakness for vintage cars hurtling down city streets, a group whose members include -- sigh -- me.
  12. This retread has been bloated far beyond its B-movie origins, beefed up with more characters and an all-star cast, stripped of any real suspense and loaded down with music cuts and one-liners aimed at pleasing a crowd of rowdy male teenagers.
  13. 40
    The car stunts are ridiculous, all lightning-fast editing and computer enhancement -- by the time action is this far removed from reality, who cares?
  14. 40
    A time-waster with some enjoyably empty zip.
  15. 40
    A product that will delight car junkies and drive cinephiles to swear off film until fall.
  16. Reviewed by: Tom Keogh
    40
    So mired in his own ludicrous equation for contemporary action pictures that it's constantly stuck in first gear.
  17. Reviewed by: Robert Horton
    40
    This film, a remake of a hapless 1974 cheapie of the same title, can't even get the big chase right.
  18. 38
    Brain-softener.
  19. Interesting and idiotic elements almost exactly balance each other.
  20. Written in 60 Seconds would be a more appropriate title.
  21. 30
    Doesn't just look and sound like a car commercial. It is a car commercial.
  22. It's barely a movie at all, more like a thousand car commercials spliced together in an hour.
  23. It has a tendency to run ragged and spends an unhealthy amount of time idling pointlessly at intersections.
  24. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    30
    In this film we learn that it takes 8,000 lbs. of pressure to crush a car but only one credited screenwriter (Scott Rosenberg) to pound out such a lame script.
  25. I'll tell you what's gone in 60 seconds, all right: my attention.
  26. There were moments when I thought Gone in 60 Seconds might be a passably entertaining movie. I figure those moments, strung end-to-end, would total 30 or 40 seconds.
  27. 30
    Does boast, as a major plot point, a dog's bowel movement. And things do go 'boom!' quite spectacularly and frequently enough to distract from the truth that there is virtually nothing going on in this whole movie that Nintendo hasn't done better.
  28. How did a dignified pro like Duvall get stuck in this fender-bender?
  29. A mindless, cliche-riddled action-cartoon, a blur of metal and fire and screeching tires, with bad dialogue, cardboard characters and a volume set so high, it makes the Indianapolis 500 sound like chamber music.
  30. Proves a theory first advanced in the movie "Repo Man": The more you drive, the stupider you get.
  31. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    25
    The flat tire of summer movies.
  32. Eventually, the senses jam and a mental lube job is in order.
  33. Reviewed by: Editor
    20
    Perfectly dreadful in every respect.
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 90 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 28
  2. Negative: 4 out of 28
  1. Sep 29, 2013
    9
    One of my favorite movies. I'm not really sure why. I like cars, I like heist movies, I adore Angeline Jolie. Indifferent about Cage.

    As I
    One of my favorite movies. I'm not really sure why. I like cars, I like heist movies, I adore Angeline Jolie. Indifferent about Cage.

    As I said, I don't know why I really like this movie. I just do. I can watch it over and over, and I never get tired of it.

    Overall:
    I know this isn't a great movie, but it is a guilty please that I just can't turn away from.
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  2. Oct 13, 2011
    8
    WTF how does this movie have a sub-40 score on this website?
    Come on now, this is obviously not the best movie ever, but it certainly does not
    WTF how does this movie have a sub-40 score on this website?
    Come on now, this is obviously not the best movie ever, but it certainly does not deserve a rating in the 30's.
    This movie has plenty to enjoy - Angelina Jolie, Nick Cage, awesome cars, and of course...."Eleanor".
    This movie was so influential that plenty of people spent upwards of $100k to have a replica of Eleanor made for themselves...ya know, not me, but rich a&&holes.
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  3. Jan 25, 2014
    4
    This is a car movie, a heist movie, and a Nicolas Cage movie. If you understand and accept these things about it ahead of time you'll be okayThis is a car movie, a heist movie, and a Nicolas Cage movie. If you understand and accept these things about it ahead of time you'll be okay with this movie. However, even from that perspective, this movie isn't that great. There's better car movies, there's better heist movies, and there's even better Nicolas Cage movies.

    A lot of the characters are a little flat and samey. A lot of the cars they talk about don't get much screen time; since they need to deal with 50 car car thefts in one night they don't have enough time to really show any particular car. The action sequences are good but nothing phenomenal.

    This is the kind of movie you should maybe watch once just to have seen it, but that's about it.
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