Collide

Steal something, speed, crash, repeat. This action film features so much demolition derby, it becomes somewhat more entertaining, just on the basis of sheer volume, to focus on that rather than the thin drug-smuggling plot. A young American (Nicholas Hoult) living in Germany returns to a career of crime in order to pocket enough money for his girlfriend (Felicity Jones) to have a kidney transplant. While director and co-writer Eran Creevey does take a tongue-in-cheek approach to the proceedings, the adoption of immoral means to achieve a good end plays out amid characters and dilemmas that prove less than compelling.

Watch out for: Gun and physical violence, fleeting rough language.

Rated: A-III, adults; MPAA: PG-13

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