Picture from Need For Speed
Overall D+

Based on the popular video game, Need For Speed pits Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul) against cops and crooks as the street racer, who has spent some time behind bars, uses his new freedom to find and punish those who put the breaks on his former life.

Violence C-
Sexual Content C
Profanity C
Substance Use B-

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of reckless street racing, disturbing crash scenes, nudity and crude language.

Talk to your kids about…

Need For Speed

What consequences are shown in this movie for dangerous and irresponsible driving? How does Tobey justify endangering so many innocent lives? What consequence does the organizer of the DeLeon race face?

How are police portrayed in this film? What affect might that have on real drivers?

The actors in this film spent hours and hours working with professional drivers at driving school. As a result they make the stunts look amazing—and easy. The movie also fails to give away the details behind the filming of these scenes and the special precautions. Why might that be dangerous for drivers who think they could pull of the same stunts on real roadways?

This movie is based on the video game Need For Speed.