Torque

2004

Action / Comedy / Crime

124
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 23%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 41%
IMDb Rating 4 10 25360

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Adam Scott as McPherson
Jaime Pressly as China
Ice Cube as Trey
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Reviewed by Ronin47 7 / 10

C'mon, it's a B-movie! Lighten up! (***)

A lot of people think that I love the "Charlie's Angels" movies because I think they're "so bad, they're good", when that's actually not true. On the contrary, I think they are pretty smart (especially in the precise way they constantly reference pop culture in clever and heartfelt ways). And yes, they are totally silly and unrealistic and goofy, but what I like about that is that it's completely intentional (which is what most people don't get, and is so obvious to me).

"Torque", on the other hand, is a perfect example of a movie that is TRULY so bad, it's good. Or at least enjoyable in a surreal, lunatic sort of way. This movie seriously doesn't have a brain in its head.

In every sense a B-movie, it most resembles those gleefully exploitive, low-budget movies that Roger Corman and Russ Meyer made decades ago, where biker gangs did battle with their switchblade-toting girlfriends at their side. And it's every bit as silly as it sounds, which could be either good news or bad news for you, depending on what kind of filmgoer you are.

Personally, I knew it was crap the whole time, but still had a blast watching it. The story is ridiculous and the dialogue is ludicrous (these characters exist in a world where when a girl says "Nice bike", the guy says "Nice a**" and she LIKES it). But I cannot fully resist a movie in which two improbably beautiful biker chicks stare each other down on their bikes in a photogenic, deserted alleyway (both of them in front of huge product logos, for extra giggles), one of them yells "Bring it on, b****!", the other whips out a switchblade, and then they charge! As a classic B-movie enthusiast, I offer no apologies for having fun watching a scene like that.

It's really not all bad, either. Martin Henderson and Monet Mazur have some genuinely nice and tender scenes together, and the great, color-conscious cinematography makes everything look so shiny you could eat off the screen. Jamie Pressly is an absolute hoot as the evil biker chick, and Adam Scott scores some laughs as a conceited F.B.I. agent.

Also, several of the action scenes are pretty amazing, once you get over the idea that this movie is obviously not taking place on planet Earth, but rather some video game universe or a 12 year-old's dream.

I wish Ice Cube was off doing the kinds of good movies he used to make (like "Three Kings", the original "Friday", "Boyz N The Hood", "Higher Learning", "Ghosts Of Mars"...), but he contributes some laughs as one of the heavies here. I do wish he had changed his expression at least once, though. You know the one where he grits his teeth and curls his upper lip so that he look like he hates your guts and steam is about to come out of his ears? That's the one that he has throughout the entire movie.

Basically, I'm not gonna fight for this movie or anything, I realize it's of essentially no value. I'll just say that it made it easy for me to shut off my brain and I enjoyed it, and maybe you will too. I give "Torque" 3 stars the same way I would give "Switchblade Sisters" 3 stars. They're awful and cheesy, but a hell of a lot of fun, and that counts for something, doesn't it?

Reviewed by ma-cortes 6 / 10

Spectacular action movie with fast and furious fun by sensational motorbike races

The film deals with a biker named Ford ( Martin Henderson ) leader of a biker gang ( Jay Hernandez, Yun Lee ), he's accused by a rival gang ( Matt Schulze and Jaime Pressly )of killing a biker who results to be the brother of the leader ( Ice Cube ) another dangerous band . The protagonist will try to resolve his innocence and being pursued by the gangs and the police.

The picture blends action-packed , motorbike pursuits , shootouts , rip roaring , struggles and a little bit of violence . From the beginning to the end the action-pace is continuous , the movie provides fast and furious amusement with spectaculars scenes . The picture packs unstopped action and is extremely entertaining for action lovers and video-games fans . The motorcyclists racing are made with authentic stunts but also by C.G.I. ; however there are over use computer images and visual effects , such as is especially developed in the pursuits on the train and the breathtaking finale race . Atmospheric musical score is adjusted to the action movie and is rightly composed by Trevor Ravin . Coloristic cinematography by Peter Levy . The motion picture is well directed by Joseph Kahn and has been produced by Neal Moritz , famous producer of action films . The flick will appeal to adrenaline lovers and young people are looking for strong emotions . Rating : Average but very entertaining . Well worth watching . It's a must see for the bikers buffs .

Reviewed by bkoganbing 2 / 10

Stunts, and stunts, and even more stunts

Checking over the reviews of Torque it seems to have an interesting cult following among folks who apparently just like mindless action films. I like them too, but when you write one at least give it a coherent story and some interesting characters you might care about.

Torque is the biker movie dream, if he were alive Steve McQueen might want to do stunts incognito. The story as it is concerns Martin Henderson who has to find some crystal meth people say he's holding, avoid Ice Cube who leads a black motorcycle gang who says Henderson killed his brother and bring the real killer to justice. And also avoid some crooked cops.

So for almost 90 minutes we are treated to an endless amount of stunts involving two wheel and four wheel vehicles with a few words of dialog to tell us how Henderson is progressing with his goals. If you like this stuff Torque is the movie you've had wet fantasies about all your life.

But for me, just a tad bit of a coherent story and a tale told competently acted.

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