Thursday, March 26, 2009

Top 10

Yet another compilation of the best car chase movies of all time had me thinking of the team today.
Blah blah, lots of lists, lots of cool movies. But in the number 2 spot: Ronin.
I quote, in part (emphasis mine):

#2 Ronin (1998) | Video Clip

Although it will never be regarded as Robert de Niro's best dramatic performance, 1998's Ronin doesn't land on our list for its dialogue. In unbelievable realism, viewers are treated to chase scenes with sport sedans such as a BMW M5, Peugeot 406 and, perhaps most famously, an Audi S8.


There are few actors that can capture the mixture of terror and exhilaration involved in a car chase quite like De Niro, while Jean Reno is the only actor who could make driving a Peugeot an exercise in steely manhood. Director John Frankenheimer pretty nearly perfected the art of filming gritty car chase sequences in 1966's Grand Prix.

1 comment:

TriumphRacer said...

Jean Reno must have nearly Chuck Norris levels of "Steely eyed manhood" to pull that off in a 406.