5.0 out of 5 stars Gone in 60 Seconds (2000) [Blu-ray]
This is one of my favorite movies, I never get tired of it. I love the Elenor chase. Would love to own a 68 Mustang fastback GT.
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3.0 out of 5 stars My Spouses Gift 'Gone In 60 Seconds'
'Gone In 60 Seconds'I just received today,July 4,2011 by air mail from the United Kingdom;Even though I saw the movie in the theatre when it first came out;I REALLY bought this DVD for my spouse Robbie;who ADORES Nicolas Cage;I couldn't care less! Anyways the DVD is in great condition for a used DVD! The sender was prompt even though I ordered this DVD a month ago plus...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gone in 60 Seconds (2000) [Blu-ray],
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This review is from: Gone in 60 Seconds (2000) [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)This is one of my favorite movies, I never get tired of it. I love the Elenor chase. Would love to own a 68 Mustang fastback GT.
5.0 out of 5 stars best car chase scene period,
This review is from: Gone in 60 Seconds (2000) [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)Say what you want about the actors, the Shelby GT-500 is the best car chase scene EVER! This movie made all other car movies look silly, including F & F
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4.0 out of 5 stars 3 1/2-4 stars for this good action remake!,
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This review is from: Gone in 60 Seconds (Director's Cut) (DVD)I always have to shudder when I see alot of big time modern talent immersing themselves into products that were originally sub standard to begin with.This is a remake of course of the same titled /74 film which was filled with unknowns and blazed a quick and merciful path into oblivion.I usually have to put my hand over my face and peek through my fingers when I watch these things,just in case.Well I must say this solid cast with Bruckheimer in control,actually surpassed the original and in fine fashion.Released in June/00,this film did good at the box office and got fairly good reviews to boot.
The film's story starts as the brother of the famous ex-car thief(gone legit)Memphis Raines(Cage),young Kipp(Giovani Ribisi),fouls up his part in a car heist operation.The man paying him is not too happy and is having him flattened into a pancake at a scrap yard when his big brtoher Memphis shows up to bail him out.They have 72 hours to get 50 cars to save his brother and fulfil an order but in reality it will all come down to 50 cars in just one night.Raines enlists the help of his old mentor Otto(Robert Duvall) and some of his other comrades from years gone by to pull the job off.
Dogging the scheme are two cops Castlebeck(Delroy Lindo) and Drycoff(Tim Olyphant).Sometimes the two come very close to stopping the entire operation and in fact near the end it is just Raines against the duo in a spectacular chase over a blocked Golden Gate bridge.Raines escape in a /67 Shelby GT(the final car) has to be seen to be believed.However when Raines gets to his destination he is 12 minutes late and the boss rejects the car;his brother will die.A firefight ensues with the cops finally arriving to sort out the mess.
Well acted throughout and the tense atmosphere well maintained when necessary,this film just breezes by.Ribisi does a good job as Cages recalcitrant brother,Duvall is a delight as Otto and kudos go to Delroy Lindo for his spot on portrayal of the ever-intense Detective Castlebeck.The stunt work,like alot of Bruckheimers pictures,is excellent.I couldn't help noticing that for those who saw the original that some of the background music had been changed for this directors cut edition.The one pivotal song however,Low Rider by War,was thankfully kept in.The newer music however I found doesn't detract from the movie at all but just gives it a slightly different feel.
Technically speaking this movie has been transferred well and is in a 2:35:1 a/r.Special features include:Three featurettes on the movie,the actors and its stunts,a look at the chase sequences,action scenes put to music,a music video by Cult,the trailer and a convo with Bruckheimer.
All in all a recommended movie for a weekend curled up in front of the set with a bowl of popcorn.
3.0 out of 5 stars NOT JUST A GUY MOVIE...,
This review is from: Gone in 60 Seconds [UMD for PSP] (UMD for PSP)This is a moderately entertaining, fast paced action film. Nicholas Cage gives an engaging performance as a reformed master car thief, known as "Memphis" Raines. Giovanni Ribisi convincingly plays his stupid, younger brother, Kip Raines.
"Memphis" comes home to help his younger brother, Kip, who has followed in his older brother's footsteps but is not as skilled at stealing cars. Having screwed up a major car boost, his employer, a sadistic, maniacal individual, will kill him, unless "Memphis" agrees to fulfil a contractual obligation of stealing fifty top of the line cars for which Kip's "boss" has made a commitment. The only glitch is that "Memphis" has a decidely short deadline in which to make his quota.
For reasons that those who view the movie will immediately discern, "Memphis" agrees to this thankless task. He gets his old crew together and with his former nemesis, a hard nosed detective played by Delroy Lindo, in hot pursuit, the games begin.
Look for lots of action, some great car chase sequences, and a bit of suspense. If you are looking for some mindless entertainment, then this film will fit the bill. Kick back your shoes and hang on for the ride!
4.0 out of 5 stars GREAT CAR FILM!,
This review is from: Gone in 60 Seconds (VHS Tape)"Gone in 60 Seconds" exists for one purpose: to show off some of the hottest cars in existence. The storyline is kind of hokey, but the cars more than make up for it, especially the GT 500. The car chase at the end is one of the best ever filmed! All the actors (Especially Robert Duvall, who can never give a bad performance) do fine in their roles. All in all, "Gone in 60 Seconds" is a one @#*& of a ride!
Also, don't miss Christopher Eccleston (plays the villain, Raymond Vincent Calitri, in this film) this January, when he resurrects one of the greatest characters of all time, the Doctor, in BBC's new "Doctor Who" series. BBC plans to send it to American TV stations as well.
Movie Grade: B+
3.0 out of 5 stars Great chase scenes- cheesy otherwise,
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3.0 out of 5 stars Weird,
2.0 out of 5 stars Editing killed this movie,
Let me give the biggest and most continuous example:
scene: carchase ie; one car chasing another thru downtown L.A.traffic. One of these cars is a Shelby Cobra, one of the coolest muscle cars of all time. Here is what we see,
close-up of Nicholas Cages eyes
front wheel turning left
hands on the stering wheel
peoples heads turning as a blur goes by
.03 sec shot of the Shelby sliding into turn
more close ups of actors behind the windshields
Anybody see whats missing here, hello, the cars inthe CAR chase. Some earlier reviewer said this was the best car chase movie since "Bullitt",let me recommend a little aussie film called "MAD MAX". Even "Smokey and the Bandit" has better car scenes. I could go on but I'v made my point.
The action is so horribly clipped,cut,and blurred that I didnt care.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Action Movie; Period!,
All that said, I really did enjoy watching the movie, although I had no doubt as to the resolution of the existential dilemma presented to Nick, given the fact he is the most worthy of the anti-heroes in recent memory, a good "bad" guy we root for from the very start. And he does have a special woman, (no, not the sexy Angelina Jolie, although she is sweet indeed) by the way of his special personal vehicle, a super-charge mustang he refers to by name, and seems to have male-female kind of bond with. The supporting cast here is terrific, from Robert Duvall to Will Patton and many, many others, all of whom contribute to a tight, entertaining, and eminently enjoyable ride of a lifetime. Enjoy!
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