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Torque (2004)

Cast: Martin Henderson, Martin Henderson, Ice Cube, more...
Director: Joseph Kahn
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Studio: Warner Home Video
Genre: Action, Chase, Quest, Chase
Running Time: 84 min.
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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Shelved for almost a full year, the feature-film debut of acclaimed music video director Joseph Kahn, Torque is an action thriller set in the fast-paced, high-adrenaline world of biker gangs. Martin Henderson (The Ring) stars as Cary, a biker who is framed for the murder of a gang leader Trey's (Ice Cube) brother by Henry (Matt Schulze). Now, Cary finds himself on the run from both Trey's gang and the FBI, headed by the wise-cracking Agent McPherson Adam Scott. From Neal H. Moritz, producer of The Fast and the Furious and XXX, Torque co-stars Jaime Pressly and Monet Mazur. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide

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It knows what it is. by MrMiscreant September 12, 2005 - 11:57 PM PDT
0 out of 1 members found this review helpful
I'm not a big fan of dumb action movies (ok, not completely true, I have a soft spot for the Seagal), but I have give Torque credit for taking a dumb idea and pushing it past the point of absurdity.

The characters are as cartoonish as the action sequences. The main character wears a Ramones shirt so we'll know he's a rebel. As a man and an engineer however I can't help but drool a little at the beautiful people and even more beautiful machines.

My biggest peeve with the movie is that no one rides with a helmet, which is just irresponsible, considering the number of kids with too much money and too little sense that will see this and go out and buy the fastest bike they can get their hands on.

don't watch if you ride... by yulek September 27, 2004 - 3:36 PM PDT
2 out of 2 members found this review helpful
no, talltale. it IS just dumb :)

i don't know how this movie flies with people who don't ride motorcycles, but anyone who does ride is going to be really REALLY disappointed. the first 10 minutes are the best, the riding is extreme but realistic. then the awful plot kicks in. then it gets worse as sportsbikes suddenly develop offroad suspension and tires and race throught desert, jump off dunes, etc. the video game like climax is just plain silly. the secret super bike (don't worry, i'm not giving anything away) can barely keep up with a no2'zed cruiser? please!

the plot is trite but not quite as trite as fast and furious. there's some really really really bad dialogue and totally forgettable one-liner wannabees.

giving it a rating of 3 because the music soundtrack is pretty good and a hummer crushes a beetle.

Slam Bang Fun by talltale May 18, 2004 - 5:32 AM PDT
5 out of 6 members found this review helpful
TORQUE is good dumb fun--unlike films such as "The Fast & the Furious," which are just as dumb, but last too long, take themselves too seriously and have WAY too much "attitude." This new hopped-up-cycles (rather than cars) movie lasts just 80 minutes, moves fast (and furiously), and has a bunch of good-looking people whose charisma compensates for acting ability. While noisy and violent (mostly crashes and explosions), it's not overly bloody--hence the PG rating. So, slip it in, sit back, and enjoy its visuals and silly, sometimes clever, sense of humor.

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