Extra Cinema: Need for Speed (12A)

Dominic Cooper as Dino Brewster, Harrison Gilbertson as Little Pete, Aaron Paul as Tobey Marshall.
Dominic Cooper as Dino Brewster, Harrison Gilbertson as Little Pete, Aaron Paul as Tobey Marshall.

CAR mechanic Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul) runs his father’s garage but is struggling to make ends meet, so he relies on prize money from illegal street races.

Aided by his team comprising Benny (Kid Cudi), Joe (Ramon Rodriguez), Finn (Rami Malek) and Little Pete (Harrison Gilbertson), Tobey is king of the road until a race against Dino Brewster (Cooper) ends in an inferno.

Tobey is arrested and sentenced to time behind bars for a crime he did not commit while Dino walks away untarnished by suspicion.

Two years later, Tobey is released and he swears revenge against Dino by competing against his nemesis in a legendary race organised by the enigmatic Monarch (Michael Keaton).

However, Tobey doesn’t have a car so he borrows a turbo-charged vehicle and agrees to take car dealer Julia Maddon (Imogen Poots) in the passenger seat as insurance. Sparks of sexual attraction fly between Tobey and Julia, complicating his relationship with old flame Anita (Dakota Johnson).

Rating: 3/5