113 Min | Action – Crime – Thriller | July 2010
IMDB Rating: 4.0
Director: Kim Bass
Starring: Andrew Keegan, Brandon Quinn, Natalia Cigliuti
Kill Speed Review: Kill Speed seemed like a good, fast-paced action thriller, dealing with meth. The movie has some good elements, and they must have invested quite a bit of money in all of the flying scenes and there are a lot of them. Unfortunately, this is the only part of Kill Speed that is actually interesting, and well executed. The script seems to be written for a juvenile book, rather than as screenplay. Some jokes are just not the kind of things you would hear someone say, although they may look somewhat funny on paper. There were a couple of moments where I couldn’t believe how bad some of the lines were. One of the things I will remember this movie for, is the particularly bad jokes the actors had to say.
Since in Kill Speed, they invested so much into the flying scenes, why not spend some more time and effort into a good script? There were also some obvious technical mistakes with the lighting in some of the scenes, which showed a rather careless attitude towards delivering a polished product. While most of the flying scenes looked good, a lot of the police headquarters scenes looked very cheap. The police chief was good looking enough for an acting role, but, did not match at all, the persona or character required for such a role, nor did the snitch-girlfriend. One memorable moment is when he puts his foot up on the chair while cutting a deal with the main character. It was such an odd and seemingly uncomfortable position, filmed from such a bad angle, that it ruined any little credibility that scene could have produced. Very few of the cops looked like real cops, as they tried too hard to be tough, obviously not succeeding.
Overall, Kill Speed is a movie for teenagers that are not too critical on either the acting, script, special effects, or corniness of a situation (there were quite a few of those). From that perspective, it can actually be an enjoyable experience. But for a mature audience, this film simply will not work. However, it was a good idea, and I hope the Director takes advantage of the opportunity and learns from the mistakes made in this production, in order to not repeat them in the future.