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Gone in Sixty Seconds

Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)

June. 09,2000
| Action Thriller Crime

Upon learning that he has to come out of retirement to steal 50 cars in one night to save his brother Kip's life, former car thief Randall "Memphis" Raines enlists help from a few "boost happy" pals to accomplish a seemingly impossible feat. From countless car chases to relentless cops, the high-octane excitement builds as Randall swerves around more than a few roadblocks to keep Kip alive.


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Movie Review: "Gone In Sixty Seconds" (2000)Before "The Fast And The Furious" conquers the "Automotive" action-cinema for the years to come, starring ensemble including Academy-Award-winners Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie and Robert Duvall, reprising a carácter-alike "Days of Thunder" (1990) from Harry Hogge to Otto Halliwell, to build a remake of a 1974 action-movie with Jerry Bruckheimer producing and 50-year-old Dominic Sena directing to entertain but not surprise in a simplistic storyline of hi-jacking 50 high-glossy sportive cars in one night of a major raid to bust out Nic Cage's film brother portrayed by Giovanni Ribisi, when his character's only objective becomes to cruise the 1971 customized Ford Mustang one last time at Southwest Marine roads of Los Angeles county to fulfill an action revenue at a price of a single occasion action car chase movie with no further depth put well-put production values thanks to cinematographer Paul Cameron and the production company executive produced by Jerry Bruckheimer to Hollywood high-stand short-lived excellence.Copyright 2018 Cinemajesty Entertainments LLC


Gone in Sixty Seconds is a decent movie with a reasonably well developed plot and a great cast. Nicolas Cage, Robert Duvall, Angelina Jolie and Giovanni Ribisi certainly make it worthwhile, bringing their A-Game for every scene and shining in roles that they easily could have phoned it in for, but they are simply too dedicated. They look like they are having a lot of fun in their parts, making it a pleasure for us to watch them. It is certainly an immensely cheesy film, there is a lot of moments, even entire scenes, that just make no effort to be anything more than light entertainment, which there is nothing wrong with, but there are so many chunks of dialogue that made me roll my eyes with there ridiculousness. It is very lazily written and really makes no effort to be a different type of film from the works that clearly inspired it. There are loads of cliche moments, as well as a bunch of throwaway dialogue that was clearly never looked over or considered before filming. Cheesy, but not terrible. Not a terrible movie by any means, Gone in Sixty Seconds does not hit it out of the park, but it is enjoyable for what it is and is worth your while if you are a Cage fan. In order to save his brother, a retired thief must steal several cars in one night. Best Performance: Nicolas Cage


Memphis Raines used to be a car thief, the best in the business, but now he has retired and living a quiet life. All that ends when his younger brother, Kip, agrees to steal a number of cars for a dangerous gangster and fails to deliver. If Memphis is to save Kip's life he will have to fulfil the contract and steal fifty prestige cars in seventy two hours. In that time he will have to get his old crew back together, locate all of the cars in the Los Angeles Area and plan how to take each one. The cops know he is back in town and as soon as the first car is reported stolen he knows the heat will be on… so he decides they will steal them all in on night!If you want a film with lots of cars and plenty of action that isn't part of the ever expanding 'Fast and Furious' franchise then you could do a lot worse than this. There is a large cast, which includes quite a few familiar faces, but it is Nick Cage who dominates proceedings to such an extent that I found myself wanting to see a bit more of the other characters. He does a fine job as Memphis Raines. The first half of the film is an effective set up followed by the obligatory 'getting the band back together' as Memphis reassembles his old crew. The action then kicks off as they start stealing the cars. Some of these amusing, others exciting. This all leads to an impressively over the top chase as he tries to deliver the final car before the deadline. Overall this is a pretty solid film; it might not be the best of its type but if you are a fan of the genre it is well worth watching.


Kip Raines (Giovanni Ribisi) is a brash car thief. His brother Memphis (Nicolas Cage) retired from the business to run a kiddie go-cart business. After a Kip screw up, Atley Jackson (Will Patton) forces Memphis to take over the job as the villain Raymond Calitri (Christopher Eccleston) keeps Kip hostage. Memphis has to steal 50 specific cars in 4 days. He reassembles some of his old crew with Kip's new crew. Detectives Castlebeck (Delroy Lindo) and Drycoff (Timothy Olyphant) are hot on his trail.Ribisi is his usual jittery hopeless loser character. Cage is toned down in this one. In a sense, that's indicative of a missed opportunity. It tries to be serious a little and that's the wrong path. This needs to be silly and fun. It also needs more Jolie who is really only tied for the third lead with a dozen other actors. This really needs to be fun wall-to-wall car chases. There is not enough of them and after an initial chase, it takes too long to get to the next one.