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Torque Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    41

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 30

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Michael Rechtshaffen

    With the exception of a decent train-top chase, Torque is all vroom and no action.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    The film occasionally pokes fun at itself, although not nearly as often as it should. I don't recommend it for anything more significant than a bottom-of-the-barrel rental or a desperation cable choice, but it delivers what it advertises, and I suppose that could be considered a virtue.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    The cycle thrills here are everything: flips, collisions, a chase across the top of a fast-moving train and even a zoom down the aisle of one of the train's cars as the passengers take it in stride.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The first three minutes convince us we're are looking at a commercial before the feature begins. Then we realize the whole movie will look like this.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    The movie is a guzzle of yahoo-Mountain Dew empty-calorie satisfaction: A quick blood-sugar high, an eyeful of bikes and bosoms, and you're out of the theater in 80 minutes. And on a bleak winter's day, that can be meal enough.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Not for kids 14 and under

Silly and violent, mostly comprised of stunts.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has a lot of violence for a PG-13, including many crashes and explosions, shooting, punching, kicking, and strangulation. Characters are killed. Characters drink, smoke, and use strong language, including the n-word and other epithets. One character gives another the finger. Characters ride in reckless and extremely dangerous ways, often without helmets. The plot centers on drug dealing. There are some sexual references but nothing very explicit. The soft drink product placement is particularly intrusive.

  • Families can talk about why Cary ran away and why he came back.

The good stuff
  • rolemodels true1

    Role models: Diverse characters are strong and loyal.

What to watch for
  • violence false5

    Violence: Intense peril and violence, many explosions and crashes, characters killed. Intense peril.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Sexual references and situations.

  • language false3

    Language: Strong language for a PG-13.

  • consumerism false3

    Consumerism: The soft drink product placement is particularly intrusive.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Characters sell drugs, drinking, smoking.

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