Paul Walker plays an American visiting South Africa who unwittingly gets caught up in a high-speed, deadly quagmire with local police in this 2013 thriller.
The muddy scenario gets an equally muddy action score. The score’s tires spin off trails of throbbing electronica and dubstep (“Burning all the Way”) and murky synthesizer ambience (“Keep it Clean”). The music explodes with adrenaline in tracks like “The Discovery” and “The Drop Off,” blasted along by wailing electric guitar and relentless percussion. A fragile, echoey motif for low piano provides the score’s heart, mourning “Rachel’s Death” and returning again in “Car Wash” and “End of the Road.”