Need For Speed parents guide

Need For Speed

There is plenty of fast-paced street racing here -- what is needed is responsibility!

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.

Release date March 14, 2014

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

Why is Need For Speed rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Need For Speed PG-13 for sequences of reckless street racing, disturbing crash scenes, nudity and crude language.

Run Time: 131 minutes

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Need For Speed
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Need For Speed rated PG-13? Need For Speed is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for sequences of reckless street racing, disturbing crash scenes, nudity and crude language.

Violence: Cars race through city streets nearly hitting a homeless man. Cars race down country roads, among cars on the Interstate and on the wrong side of the road. Cars hurtle through the air, crash and in some cases burst into a fiery explosion. A character breaks into a building. A man steals planes and helicopters. Men fire at passengers in a car and try to drive them off the road. An explosive car accident results in the death of a man. Accidents cause some bloody injuries. A man is punched in the face. Numerous scenes of irresponsible and dangerous driving are shown. Characters seek revenge.

Sexual Content: Women drape themselves over cars. Brief moments of sexual innuendo are included along with embracing and kissing. A man takes all of his clothes off and walks through his workplace completely naked. Several scenes of buttock nudity are shown.

Language: The script includes crude sexual innuendo and anatomical terms, along with scatological slang, profanities, curses and vulgarities.

Alcohol / Drug Use:Characters drink to celebrate a race. Other brief scenes of drinking and one depiction of smoking are shown.

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Need For Speed
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language, Violence, Street Racing.
Alberta PG Not Recommended for Young Children.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Young Children.
Ontario PG Violence, Language May Offend.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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News About "Need For Speed"

Cast and Crew

Need For Speed is directed by Scott Waugh and stars Aaron Paul, Chillie Mo, Dominic Cooper.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Need For Speed movie is August 5, 2014. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Need For Speed

Release date: 5 August 2014

Need For Speed releases to home video (Blu-ray) with the following special features:

- Capturing Speed: Making An Authentic Car Movie

- Ties That Bind

- The Circus Is In Town

- Feature Audio Commentary with Director Scott Waugh and Aaron Paul

- Monarch & Maverick Outtakes with Introduction by Director Scott Waugh

- 4 Deleted Scenes with Introductions by Director Scott Waugh

- The Sound Of Need For Speed “B-Camera”

- Crash Compilation with introduction by Director Scott Waugh (Easter Egg)

- Need For Speed Rivals Trailer

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The Fast & Furious franchise also glamorizes the illegal world of street racing. The R-rated film Rush shows what life is like in the legal racing circuit. For a more kid-friendly take, see Cars and Cars 2.