Biker Cary Ford is framed by an old rival and biker gang leader for the murder of another gang member who happens to be the brother of Trey, leader of the most feared biker gang in the country. Ford is now on the run trying to clear his name from the murder with Trey and his gang looking for his blood.
Clever, believable, and super fun to watch. It totally has replay value.
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This movie tries so hard to be funny, yet it falls flat every time. Just another example of recycled ideas repackaged with women in an attempt to appeal to a certain audience.
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It’s fine. It's literally the definition of a fine movie. You’ve seen it before, you know every beat and outcome before the characters even do. Only question is how much escapism you’re looking for.
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This movie is SO bad it's goodHighlights- * Girl vs girl bike fight * Motorcycles on train sequence * Palm tree scene * Dialog so bad I could not stop laughing * Some good music ( if you like harder rock songs)There's actually some good stunts in here. The plot is awful, the dialog is awful, the acting is pretty forgettable except for some really bad acting which is almost memorable :)Watch this for mindless entertainment if you enjoy such things. Watch it for the totally unrealistic action scenes. Laugh at the awful, clichéd, macho dialog. Pop open a beer, or pour a good cocktail before hand and relax and enjoy.The movie is actually underrated, because given the proper mindset when watching this movie, it's quite entertaining. People who underrated it, probably by people who expected it to be of a higher quality. Ice-T is in here, that should have been a clue of the quality :)
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Torque (2004): Dir: Joseph Kahn / Cast: Martin Henderson, Ice Cube, Monet Mazur, Jay Hernandez, Adam Scott: There is not a single character in this stupid film that has the maturity level above a fourth grader. Everybody wants to fight and when they're done fighting they like to ride their bikes until they can find reason to fight again. Title symbolizes an emotional rush or energy but the screenplay has all the energy of a third avenue drunk. Director Joseph Kahn films it as if he was making a commercial for motorcycles. Martin Henderson returns home after a long absence but trouble strikes when old enemies make demands. Ice Cube plays a gang leader whose brother is murdered by another gang but he is led to believe that Henderson did it. They will clash back and forth until viewers want to bury their faces in their hands and cry. Monet Mazur plays a previous girlfriend of Henderson's. She is basically there to bang him and make the enemies really mad. The rest of the cast is about as lively as a flat tire in a monster truck stunt. Action scenes look terrific but to what avail? Without a good screenplay to back them up, it is just a bunch of racing and crashing and fighting. For all the ambition that went into this crap, the film should be placed on the road so that every one of the bikes featured in screen can run over it until it becomes a permanent part of the road. Score: 2 / 10
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Released in 2004, "Torque" cost $40 million and only made a little over half back at the USA box office. It's therefore not a very well-known film, but its gained a hardcore cult following in the years since. After viewing it I can see why.I thought it was going to be terrible, but it was actually great! The action goods are all there, but five minutes into it I got the joke and was laughing with it and not at it. I don't think "Torque" will appeal to everyone, but it will get two types for sure: action gearheads who just want a solid uncomplicated action picture, and smart viewers who can appreciate clever filmmaking and the in-jokes threaded throughout. I fall under the second bracket since I generally loathe mindless action flicks. What takes "Torque" beyond mindless physics-defying action is pointed out above: the film is cleverly made and filled with hilarious in-jokes. Director Joseph Kahn has a history in flashy music videos and this comes across on the screen. It's pure eye-candy from beginning to end with all manner of entertaining tidbits, like the brief close-up of the turtle between the racing cars at the very beginning.The look & vibe is pure comic book come to life. Every shot, facial expression, action scene, confrontation, word, set, pose, etc. reflects this. The bikes are mostly crotch rockets but there are all kinds. The guys are coolness personified and the girls are hotness incarnated. The cast is highlighted by Martin Henderson as the worthy protagonist and Monet Mazur as his babe. Ice Cube is great as the leader of a black gang, while Matt Schulze and Jaime Pressly play the villains. There are also a couple of FBI agents in the mix.The cinematography is gorgeous, shot in the desolate regions of S. California.The film takes no prisoners at a brief 84 minutes. This is good since films of this ilk shouldn't overstay their welcome.Believe it or not, there's actually some depth to the characters and storyline; we see glimpses of courage, love, friendship, repentance, respect, sacrifice and loyalty. If they would have upped the depth and offered some moving epic parts I would have easily given the film a top rating of 9/10 Stars.But it works fine as is. It is what it is -- perhaps the ultimate cult action film ever made, pulsating with energy, creativity and excitement.GRADE: B+ or A-
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Where do I start??? Let's start with the story. Been there done that, but it's with bikes and there are not a lot of biker movies (compared to the amount of street-racing car-movies). Therefore, the movie makers had an opportunity. Did they use it? No way!!! The actors are terrible. My favorite terrible actor would be Ice Cube. This guy is grumpy in all his movies but it doesn't add up to his acting skills. Hilarious to watch. His brother in this movie (Fredro Starr) is really annoying. His dumb facial expression when he is knocked off his bike by the slipstream of fords biker gang in the beginning of the movies says it all. I hate this guy, and therefore it's a plus point his character gets killed off pretty soon through the movie. Monet Mazur: Beautiful actress, really!!! But she really can't act. "looks like you did b****" Hear this quote at the end of the movie and cry. Matt Schulze is good as the villain. He was cast perfectly for this movie. Next stop, the action. It was terrible. These sequences are so bad, you would be better off enjoying James Bond making mistakes during filming. A Hummer that makes a bad jump and spirals through the air. It would spiral-crash back on the road or where ever, right? WRONG!!! They could of saved a part of the Porsche if physics where not miss-used in this movie. I won't even go on about the impossible climax chase between henry and ford at the end. Batman couldn't of done that stunt even if he was on steroids. Overall, a pretty terrible movie. **** out of 10* ---> killing junior in this movie (too bad he didn't receive a razzy) * ---> Casting Matt Schulze * ---> Trying something different other then car movies * ---> Hearing Nickleback at the end of the movieMy advice? Watch Wild Hogs :)