‘Need for Speed’

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NEED FOR SPEED

Need for Speed,” a tricked-up, morally dubious videogame spin-off about driving really, really fast while cops and citizens crash into trees behind you, is made possible by three things: The success of the “Fast and Furious” series, the rise of “Breaking Bad” co-star Aaron Paul, and a 1971 vroom-vroom classic called “Vanishing Point.” If you know your muscle cars and supercars and don’t care too much about other people, the movie will be your bottle of Yahoo, so pardon the rest of us if we look on these self-absorbed camshaft brats and wish them a speedy flat tire. Paul will survive but he’s an actor who needs comedies, dramas, and other slow-moving vehicles. With Imogen Poots, Dominic Cooper, and an absurdly manic Michael Keaton. In 3D.

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