A cynical, glossy remake of an obscure '70s cult item (a shoddy piece of filmmaking attached to a jaw-dropping, 40-minute car chase) and the epitome of filmmaking by the manual. This is a movie machine with all the moving parts on the outside, clicking and spinning and
humming so vigorously that you might be hypnotized into thinking it's fun. Reformed car thief Randall "Memphis" Raines (Nicolas Cage) now runs a desert service station and supervises go-cart races. That is, until he hears that little brother Kip (Giovanni Ribisi) is in trouble; Kip tried to follow
in Memphis's light-fingered footsteps, but screwed up a big job for a psycho named Ray Calitri (Christop...