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

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  • Score: 8.1 (scored by 122 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #4473
  • Watchers: 409

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Over Drive
8.1
Your Rating: 0/10
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 122 users
# of Watchers: 409
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Ranked #99999
Popularity #4473
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Hiyama Atsuhiro is a car mechanic and an engineer at Supika Racing Factory. Hiyama Naozumi is a troublemaker yet a talented young driver for Supika Racing Factory, who hopes to advance to the World Rally Championship. He is also Atsuhiro's younger brother. The sibling always fights about Naozumi reckless driving and an awful mood was beginning 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.
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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jun 1, 2018
  • Duration: 1 hr. 44 min.
  • Score: 8.1 (scored by 122 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #4473
  • Rating: G - All Ages

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realdeal
3 people found this review helpful
Jan 3, 2019
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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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Completed
renee
0 people found this review helpful
Jan 3, 2019
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Overall 8.5
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
This is simply a really heartwarming story about personal growth and the bond between two brothers.
I have to say, I loved the cast in this. I think they all complemented each other. I'm particularly biased towards Higashide Masahiro I think he's a great actor), Aoi Morikawa tends to be type cast a lot but she always manages to play her role well and she was very lovable in this (she has come across as annoying when playing these kinds of characters so I was pleased. Mackenyu is good at playing these kinds of characters and I think he has a lot of potential for growth as well! Even the supporting cast were great.
It's also a very visually pleasing film with lots of pretty scenery shots at times and just a nice color palette in general
The music was kind of noisy to me but that didn't affect my viewing process or what I thought about the movie.
I think overall, if you don't go into the movie expecting something specific, you will really enjoy this because while it's definitely not the best movie ever made it's still a pretty enjoyable one.

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