John Woo's second movie in Hollywood. He puts more biggest cast than his previous work. There are John Travolta and Christian Slater. This movie suffered from mediocre script and character development (some say that it's because there's a studio's inteference). But John Woo is a talented director. Just like HARD TARGET (1993), He can turn a bad script into a highly entertaining movie. It's entertaining!
Dull, pitiful and fully revealing of how much work was done on the script of SPEED in order to make that film have some life to it. (Which it had very little of.) This picture runs on autopilot, save for only the action staging, and when the leads sink their teeth in which is far too infrequent. A terrible waste.