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Hiyama Atsuhiro is a car mechanic and an engineer at Spica Racing Factory. Hiyama Naozumi is a troublemaker yet a talented young driver for Spica Racing Factory, who hopes to advance to the World Rally Championship. He is also Atsuhiro's younger brother. The siblings always fight about Naozumi reckless driving and an awful mood begins to drift to the team as well. One day, Hikaru Endo become Naozumi's agent, however, she is clueless about the world of car racing. (Source: MyDramaList) Edit Translation

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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jun 1, 2018
  • Duration: 1 hr. 44 min.
  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 1,495 users)
  • Ranked: #5326
  • Popularity: #3244
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages

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realdeal
9 people found this review helpful
Jan 3, 2019
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
This is a brotherly love type of story so don't expect any romance in this movie. Not to give much of the story away, let's just say something happen or someone involved that resulted to their conflict, I would say it's very cliché, but not in a bad way. Naozumi Hiyama (Mackenyu Arata), the younger brother, handles it with anger which is obvious with the way he drives, aggressive, reckless and dauntless. On the other hand Atsuhiro Hiyama (Masahiro Higashide), the older brother and also the chief mechanic, runs away and brushed it off as if it didn't happen, he just dedicate his time and works tirelessly with his team.

Some may compare this movie to fast and the furious but it is closer to a Ron Howard movie Rush. The pacing is similar to that movie where the story develops after each leg and while Rush is about rivals it's also somewhat similar to brotherly love.

Though with its heartful theme, the highlight of the movie are still the race scenes. I would say those racing sequences are executed really well, the camera shots are nice, the car zoom, skid, aerial shots and adrenaline pumping car crashes are brilliant. Though the visuals are very pleasing, there still some unrealistic events in this movie, like after a massive car crash you would see one character shirtless without any blood or bruises, but who gives a damn right as long as the movie is enjoyable and thrilling I am fine with that.

The acting in this movie is very impressive especially Higashide, never thought he could act this way. He is very expressive and you could feel his intensity as he shouts while giving instruction to his team. Mackenyu as the angsty younger brother did a good job too, I've seen him in Fugitive Boys, Todome no kiss and JoJo Live action so I already knew he was capable to play this type of character, I love his versatility as well.

I enjoyed watching this movie; time flew fast without realizing it's about to end. I wouldn't say it's the best racing movie though but compared to mainstream Hollywood movies such as fast and the furious I enjoy this better. Lastly if you are a girl this movie would be a heaven for you, lots of Ikemen from leads to supporting leads and would you ignore a shirtless Mackenyu? As a guy seeing that body inspires me to work out.

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srngblrna
2 people found this review helpful
Sep 26, 2021
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Overall 6.5
Story 5.5
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 5.5
Rewatch Value 1.0

I watched this because of Arata Mackenyu

When I decided to watch this movie, it was basically because im a hardcore fan of Macken. Generally this movie isn't the type that i would watch or enjoy... but i still watched it and gave it a shot. In short, i felt like it had a stagnant plot. I was constantly waiting for something to happen but nothing really did. I understand it was more of a brotherhood type of movie, but in my view it was just... cars. And to be frank the racing scenes were the most exciting- at least something was going on, and it had you anticipate something...
I wouldn't watch it again., but one must praise the actors- they did a good job with portraying the frusrration and sadness, though it had no depth to it because of the story line...
Honestly it's a 5/10 but i added a 1.5 because macken :')

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  • Movie: Over Drive
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Jun 1, 2018
  • Duration: 1 hr. 44 min.
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages

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  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 1,495 users)
  • Ranked: #5326
  • Popularity: #3244
  • Watchers: 4,268

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