Torque

2006-03-30 12:20
 

Biker Cary Ford (Martin Henderson) has returned to his hometown to reunite with his girlfriend Shane (Monet Mazur) and take care of a little unfinished business.

When he skipped town months ago, Ford was in possession of several motorcycles belonging to Henry (Matt Schulze), a ruthless drug dealer and leader of the Hellions biker gang. Now Henry's putting the squeeze on Ford in an attempt to retrieve the bikes, which have something a little more valuable than gas in their tanks. When Ford is less than willing to cooperate, Henry frames him for the murder of Junior, younger brother of Trey (Ice Cube), fearsome leader of the Reapers motorcycle gang.

With the help of his loyal buddies Dalton (Jay Hernandez) and Val (Will Yun Lee), Ford must outrun an FBI agent (Adam Scott) who's hot on his trail while eluding both the misinformed Trey, hell-bent on revenge, and the callous Henry, who's dead-set on getting back what is rightfully his.

Racing across the desert in a perilous attempt to prove his innocence and convince Shane that he's worth a second chance, Ford must outrace his enemies if he wants to clear his name and live to ride another day.

What the critics are saying:

"Amazingly enough, this two-wheeled spinoff of The Fast and the Furious has dumbed down the franchise."
- Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Are we watching a car commercial? An ad for leather jeans? For Viagra?"
- Ed Gonzalez, City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

"The film is better than it might have been, and better than it had to be. Take it on its own terms, and you might find it interesting."
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times


It's The Fast and the Furious - on motorbikes. Noisy, silly and totally unremarkable Torque is for hardcore fans of the genre only.

Jessica 2004/03/11 10:40 PM
Great entertainment I really enjoyed the movie because of the non-stop action, sexy motorbikes, hot guys and girls and the overall atmosphere created by the young, hip cast!! The guys are cute ( especially Ford's two friends!), the girls are divine ( think Monet Mazur!) and the bikes are the most gorgeous things you have ever seen... The Italian Job
joey 2007/06/20 3:26 AM
revved up in the opening scene, watch the spinning road-name signs. that'll give you an idea of what its all about. loads of action, slick bikes, good-looking ppl ... enjoy the ride.
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