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By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Explosive bus ride adventure has violence, language.

Movie R 1994 116 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 15 parent reviews

age 17+

Fun and Intense

It’s a fun movie, but there are three issues parents need to be aware of, beyond language (very minor spoilers): 1. In the beginning, when people are being removed from the elevator, there is partial nudity (a woman’s skirt rides-up and she is clearly wearing a g-string, or something similar) 2. In an early scene (bar scene), Harry says “I’m gonna go home and have some sex” 3. At the very end, a character says they will base their relationship “on sex”
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age 14+


It’s a great movie and I am loved it, but it may be scary for some younger kids and the only real scary part is the bus scene there may be some other things that are scary for kids

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (15):
Kids say (56):

For action lovers, Speed delivers. There are sensational crashes, thunderous explosions, vicious hand-to-hand combat sequences, valiant maneuvers aboard a bus, on top of a moving train, in an elevator shaft ... nonstop suspense-filled feats of bravery to combat the nonstop evil of a brilliant, but unhinged, villain.

This is Keanu Reeves's first "action hero" role, and he does just fine. It's the movie that made Sandra Bullock a star, and she's as adorable as she should be. As for Dennis Hopper, no one takes more pleasure in playing the psychotic misfit. The good guys (and gal) are very, very good. The bad guy is horrid. However, nothing in this film resembles reality. True-to-life events and authentic relationships are in short supply.

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