By Don Morton
Think "Fast and Furious," but with smaller budget and better acting
June 7, 2016
Nicholas Hoult is an American doing a little driving for European drug smugglers. When his girlfriend (Felicity Jones, a letdown after The Theory of Everything) needs an expensive operation, he decides to rip off his employers. What could go wrong? There ensues a high-speed, low-suspense car chase on Germany’s autobahns, I guess to have some expensive cars for the posters.
Ben Kingsley’s over-the-top Turkish drug-dealing pimp is amusing, until it isn’t. And Anthony Hopkins can do this crime boss thing in his sleep. So, to sum up, a kind of a euro Fast and Furious with a smaller budget but better actors. Japanese title: Autobahn (99min.)