Very entertaining and worth watching! (by beastwarsfan)
I give it 10 out of 10, not because it's the most amazing film out there, but because I feel it's a shame it has a rating below 5, and I'd like to boost it as much as possible! The trailer says it all, what you see is what you get, plus some unexpected turns, which I will save you no spoilers here! . This is your average "framed & chased by corrupt policemen guy in a car... in another country".This is a solid entertainment, a highly watchable and quite tense action thriller, which is smart enough to keep it short and simple. Both me and my wife enjoyed it quite a <more>
bit.The film is quite short - less than 80 minutes if you don't count the credits - and I think it's a good thing, because it's light and it's over way before it manages to get boring. I'm sick and tired of overdecorated and pompous action smash hits with tons of CGI, where everything is predictable and lacks any individuality.Nothing here is over the top or out of place. The main character is far from a saint and still by the end he gets really likable and people cheer for him. The African setting is refreshing. It adds to the odds against Paul Walker, and helps the foreign audience identify with him - just like the guy we feel lost and kinda desperate.To me it felt like an EuropaCorp flick - you know, the Besson-produced type of action. So if you like movies like the Transporter, Taken, B-13, etc. then I highly recommend this one! There are a few things I could criticize. The African rap for example annoyed my ears, but I admit it was well used to create atmosphere. In some scenes the character "explains" what happens, because it is not shown well which is a kind of a cinematic failure - like when two kids steal from him, I didn't get what exactly they took and there was a line like "They stole my glasses." - just a calm statement to make it clear for you. And they could actually add a minute in the end to show us the character AFTER all that happened, instead you get a voice-over of a news report, which explains you where he is and what happened with him, and then the credits roll. We could at least hear Paul Walker's voice... but it was like "OK, no time to shoot another scene, it's a wrap guys, we'll figure something out for the ending later." Here I felt like there's something missing to make the final scene really satisfying, but it doesn't mean you feel letdown or cheated in the end.And to wrap it up myself - It's a simple entertainment and it's simply entertaining. Wish there were more movies like that coming out - engaging, fast-paced and short or at least not too long! .
Great film to watch when you have watched every other new release (by s-boldy)
Loved this film,did not expect much maybe a fast and furious type of film,but no such thing,its gritty the car chases are not over the top. would be nice to know a bit of back history about the main character and why he had been in prison for 18 months etc,ignore the wolf don't know why it's there but hey ho,also staying with the vehicle and its dodgy contents, and they do get worse when he has to stay out of trouble did not really make sense,but it was a good film to watch. it looks like it was a cheap film to shoot but the story was OK,don't want to spoil it by saying what <more>
happens,but you can't go far wrong from watching this I've given it a 10 kept me watching till the end.
Very well done. By far the best thing I have ever seen Paul Walker in. This is what this guy needs, meaty roles to play not his FF stuff. The guy holds this film in very tense ride. Not sure who this director is he;s the writer too i see but well done, maybe the ext Neil Bloomkamp here.And JoBurg looks a menace too.Keeping the camera in the car helps the tension. Must have been a bitch to film it all like that.Solid all round. Sure this is going to get many people to take notice.Well done.
Suspense!! (by s3285766)
This movie had me interested right from the start to the last second.When I watched the trailer I assumed this movie was going to be similar to F & F movies, then was shocked to discover the true nature of the film. The scenes are spectacular, allowing watchers to grasp a feel of life in South Africa. I also enjoyed the audio throughout the film.I just lost myself in this movie, anyone with a interest in the Criminal Justice system would enjoy this due to the story line. It's just truly eye opening. Corruption does exist throughout the world and its nice to see a film showing this.I <more>
loved the ending, after all the suspense and stress expressed from Paul walkers character, it was nice to see a well fitted ending to all the struggles. It was something new to me, I hadn't seen a similar ending in any other movie. I would recommend any action/thriller lover to watch this in theaters! Would've loved to see a more darker feel to this film, something similar to Man on Fire. would've then scored a 10/10.
I'm the on giving the highest rating of any of the other reviewers here. There's a LOT of hate towards this film but I loved it! PG-13 should be the rating because there isn't anything gruesome or bad in it! Action packed and thrilling, it kept me excited and on the edge of my seat the entire time. The acting was great! Besides Paul Walker RIP the cast was unknown. And they rocked! The director and producers did a great job too! The look and feel of it was great also. Th exotic foreign city was nice and a location I've never seen in a movie before! Loved it and I will be <more>
Nice film set in an exotic place -- good car chase -- good indie hand-held look to it all. Interesting casting. Paul Walker's low-key style helps play against the director's perhaps overly-thoughtful style. What this does is allow Walker the time to create and then build convincing emotions. I think in all senses Walker's character was believable... enough so to ask what in his background might allow him to know how a character like this might really act. The sense of passivity -- of a drunk's weakness of character -- somehow being over-come by some kind of honor or duty makes <more>
for the mystery. Also, seriously good local rap-style on the track.I'm glad I watched it.
Paul Walker finds himself up to his ears in trouble in sophomore writer & director Mukunda Michael Dewil's "Vehicle 19,"an 85-minute car chase thriller lensed chiefly in a mini-van from fade-in to fade-out. Indeed, everything is depicted from the perspective of the vehicle. Clearly, Dewil didn't have much of a budget so he confined the action to the titular ride. This claustrophobic, white-knuckled, nail-biter is a fish-out-of-water yarn. American citizen Michael Woods Paul Walker of "Joyride arrives in Johannesburg, South Africa, to patch things with his ex-wife <more>
Angelica who works at the U.S. Embassy. Actually, Woods has been in trouble from the get-go because he jumped parole. No sooner has our hero oriented himself to driving on the wrong side of the road in South Africa than he discovers an automatic pistol with a silencer and a Blackberry cell phone in the mini-van. Things wax progressively worse when a bound and gagged woman, Rachel Shabangu Naima McLean , emerges from the rear compartment of the vehicle. She has evidence that will expose the Johannesburg Chief of Police and his role in a sex trafficking ring. Unfortunately, Rachel dies in route to the courthouse. Before she dies, Rachel records a confession onto the Blackberry that Michael vows to deliver to Judge Mzuka. The latter character struggles without success to convince Michael that he should avoid the courthouse. Nevertheless, our stubborn hero plunges through the barricades erected in front of the building and takes a hostage. In some respects, "Vehicle 19" has elements of the Clint Eastwood extradition thriller "The Gauntlet" set in Las Vegas. The authorities dispatch every vehicle to halt our lone hero, but nobody can stop him until he smashes through the barricade in front of the building. Afterward, things settle down with our hero and a policeman ogling each other over the sights of their guns. Mukunda has appropriated some vintage elements from Alfred Hitchcock's movies. An innocent man pursued with a vengeance by the Johannesburg Police Department has nowhere to turn. The action is told in flashback, and Mukunda stages some careening car chases in what essentially qualifies as a one-man show. One of the best scenes has our hero suddenly getting T-boned. An unshaven Walker is suitably desperate throughout this harrowing, 85-minute melodrama.
i am a huge Paul walker fan because of his portrayal on FnF franchise. and i also enjoyed his movies like takers,in to the blue, running scared, hours. i enjoyed vehicle 19 so much but i am giving only 8 points because the car chases was not intense enough for me. it was nowhere near FnF or transporter etc. but it was good enough for me to enjoy. although i am saying the chases was not intense enough, in another aspect this is the best you can get from a minivan. its not a customized high performance car, so this is the best you can accept from a minivan.as for the acting Paul walkers acting <more>
was quite different from his previous performance. he throws the mid aged,depressed guy act so much better. if you have watched hours you can see some similarities in his acting the idea was fresh for me as for the suspense, i was at edge of seat at the ending, and throughout the movie only the car chases was intense but other parts also was interesting. The spray painting scene,child thief scene was also fun. Guns, murders and crooked cops..what else can lighten up your boring evening ;