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  • Summary: Vin Diesel and Paul Walker lead a reunion of returning all-stars from every chapter of the explosive franchise built on speed in Fast Five. In this installment, former cop Brian O'Conner partners with ex-con Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) on the opposite side of the law. [Universal Pictures]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Apr 28, 2011
    83
    Like a proper action sequel, it's bigger, louder, and sillier than its predecessors, but it's more streamlined, too, smartly dumping the tired underground racing angle in favor of a crisp, hugely satisfying "Ocean's Eleven"-style heist movie.
  2. Reviewed by: Pete Hammond
    Apr 23, 2011
    80
    Features some of the most exhilarating action sequences the screen has seen in years.
  3. Reviewed by: Michael Wilmington
    Apr 29, 2011
    80
    Dwayne Johnson hops aboard as a stern U.S. agent hot on Diesel's trail, and the whole thing progresses to one of the looniest heists of all time. The result is the most exciting, visually jazzy, and absurd entry in the series.
  4. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    Apr 28, 2011
    75
    Fast Five is brawny dumb fun, nothing more but that's enough.
  5. Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    Apr 28, 2011
    70
    Gets lots of mileage from a combination of high spirits, scorn for the laws of physics, readily renewable energy and an emphasis on family values-not those of the nuclear family, but of hell-raising, drag-racing outlaws who genuinely care for one another.
  6. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Apr 29, 2011
    63
    Satisfies on a visual and visceral level while leaving the intellectual one cold and shriveled and starving.
  7. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Apr 29, 2011
    38
    If you're wondering why this movie must stretch past two hours, it's because it takes that long to read every item in the cliché dictionary.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 93 out of 113
  2. Negative: 13 out of 113
  1. May 3, 2011
    10
    I don't think anyone expected the fifth film of the series to be the best. Up to this point the only one I liked was the first one, but after seeing this one possibly the greatest car themed film ever. it's full of action, comedy, drama, babes, and way more. True it didn't have too much racing in it for a street racing film , but the use of street racing was one of the main reasons none of the films got good reviews, and because of the fact that the last chase scene is one that you'll never forget. I definetly recommend this film to all, whether your a fan of racing or not. Expand
  2. Jul 25, 2011
    10
    Fast Five is a brilliant film. It had the best story in the franchise, some of my favourite actors from the last films are in this one and the action & stunts in this film are great. The driving sequence in this film is just fantastic and the actors did probably their best performance ever in this film. I would give this film a full price. Expand
  3. May 22, 2011
    9
    This movie rocked and seeing all of those great characters again was just awesome. I loved this movie alot. It's right up there with the first Fast movie. A very close second!! Expand
  4. May 17, 2011
    8
    Fast Five is so much fun ot watch. This movie is much more emotional and engaging since it is not about racing, it's about the characters trying to leave their dangerous lives with one last bang. The action scenes keeps the movie pumped up and help weave the story together. It never feels overdone or unnecessary but always makes sure to leave you with an OOOHHHH!! Expand
  5. Apr 30, 2011
    7
    "Tho Not as Fast or Furious as its predecessors and completely implausible Fast Five is still a full - blown adrenalin pumping thrill ride. That holds you in the drivers seat till the Intense and Epic Final Act that will leave you breathless and shocked" .. B+ Expand
  6. Nov 8, 2011
    0
    This is the worst movie I have ever watched. What happened to the racing? As absurd as the previous movies were this one crosses every line of absurdity. Let me "ruin" the end for you ... a pair of dodge chargers manage to pull a multi-ton safe from a wall and drag it down the road at high speeds. I had as low of expectations as possible for this movie, however the movie somehow went lower. Expand

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