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.
Why Is Need For Speed Rated PG-13?
Need For Speed is rated PG-13 for sequences of reckless street racing, disturbing crash scenes, nudity and crude language.
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Need For Speed...
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.
Home Video Viewing Alternatives
Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to Need For Speed.
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.
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Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Details on home video releases of Need For Speed...
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