Hands down some of the cleanest and most crisp action photography ever shot, Jan de Bont making a seamless transition from DP of genre favorites ("Die Hard," "Basic Instinct") to the director's chair. Onscreen, Keanu Reeves successfully sheds his slacker persona to portray the first true action star for the grunge era, a steely-cool but sincere cop who doggedly throws himself in harm's way. Endlessly rewatchable.
Classic 1990s action movie right here. Dropping a speeding bus in traffic-congested Los Angeles is such a simple yet entertaining concept. Not that I would ever doubt for a second that Keanu Reeves wouldn't save the day, but it maintains high tension throughout.
A straight up summer blockbuster action movie. Speed is fun, without being very plausible, and they key of it's succes is that everything -- the sound, the camerawork, the editing, even the acting at times -- is done with talent and conviction. Suspension of disbelief works here.