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Gone in 60 Seconds plays like a picture made by the numbers, for the numbers.
I found it more pleasurable as a time waster than either Mission: Impossible.
Gone in 60 Seconds does have its moments, but they last about as long as the title implies.
Paul Clinton (CNN.com),
The action all fits into the overall story and isn't just stuck in for the hell of it.
Chases are big, but -- with one exception, which stands out for its determination to bring in da noise -- joyless.
Globe and Mail:
Sixty seconds is all a professional car thief needs to steal a car. It takes about the same time for a moviegoer to know he or she is watching a Jerry Bruckheimer movie.
Like all Jerry Bruckheimer films, Gone In 60 Seconds has a slick look but no soul.
This is the kind of movie that ends up playing on the TV set over the bar in a better movie.
San Francisco Chronicle:
Slow this movie down long enough for people to get up to buy popcorn, and they might change their minds and go straight home.
In this film we learn that it takes 8,000 lbs. of pressure to crush a car but only one credited screenwriter (Scott Rosenberg) to pound out such a lame script.
Where the original had too many car chases and not enough plot or characterisation, this has too much plot, too many characters and not enough metal crunching, tyre squealing action.
Perfectly dreadful in every respect, this big-budget remake of the late H.B. Halicki's 1974 indie hit may well rep the nadir of the Bruckheimer (and Simpson) franchise, and doesn't even rate on the most basic level as a good car-chase picture.
The movie doesn't just look and sound like a car commercial. It is a car commercial.
Cage has found a movie to challenge Snake Eyes and Eight Millimeter as the dumbest of his career.