In its own way, this is as great a car movie as something more iconic, like Vanishing Point or Two-Lane Blacktop. Utterly ridiculous, at times laughably so. We're working hard to improve the ad experience on our site, but in the mean time, we'd really appreciate it if you added us to the approved list in your ad blocker. And little by little, his isolation in this case, represented by his car starts to dissolve, and he finds himself more vulnerable than ever before. Director John Dahl brings out the unsettling undertones even as he orchestrates some fantastically terrifying set pieces. All of her photos have been deleted.
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The two leads are excellent, and they keep the somewhat predictable tale of obsessive competition grounded. In this evocative, melancholy tale, an Italian champion racer is tasked with driving a car from Italy into Russia. Meanwhile, the pissy, frustrated lawman Kenneth Tobey trying to coordinate the manhunt has to deal with abject incompetence and mind-boggling bureaucracy, as well as his own desire to relive his youth. Voice and style — can they be separated? But most unforgettable are the fantastic driving sequences and the almost casually riveting performances — with James Taylor making for a perfectly intense and surprisingly charismatic lead, an ideal foil for the garrulous, slightly helpless Oates.