Speed ★★★★

Q: Pop quiz, hotshot... What slaps harder that your mother-in-law after a bad dick joke?
A: This. This does.

Speed more than lives up its name by taking the baseline of its bonkers premise mixed with a little Keanu magic, presses the gas pedal down to the floor for two hours, and blasts it right out into the streets of LA amid flames, decapitations and raised heart rates. It's a damn shame this kind of ballsy genre fun just doesn't exist nowadays.

(And God bless the many demented characters of Dennis Hopper across his career.)

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