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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
    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
    Features some of the most exhilarating action sequences the screen has seen in years.
  3. Reviewed by: Michael Wilmington
    Apr 29, 2011
    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
    Fast Five is brawny dumb fun, nothing more but that's enough.
  5. Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    Apr 28, 2011
    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
    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
    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: 97 out of 117
  2. Negative: 13 out of 117
  1. May 3, 2011
    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
    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
    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
    Basically fast cars, goofy characters that you know if you watched the series, great character interplay for a chase film, and awesome special effects, explosions, and a few good looking girls. It doesn't have much of a plot but be honest that is not why you are watching this movie, so who cares! Overall for a good fun thrill ride with narrow escapes and the most prepared crew for any circumstance it is worth the ticket price to see it in theaters. Expand
  5. Jun 6, 2013
    Fast Five is the first film in the series to drift from the traditional underground street racing films, and the result is an action-packed blockbuster culminating as an excellent heist film. Expand
  6. May 4, 2011
    Things have changed in this 5th installment of the "Fast & Furious" series: the stars are more pumped, Dwayne Johnson is the antagonist and it's more about action than the cars. This time Van Diesel, Paul Walker and Jordana Brewster are on the run in Rio, where they decide to stage one big final robbery. The movie basically becomes a heist flick that's bookended by two elaborate, action-packed chases. Sure, there's lots of fast driving, but it's not about racing. Still, there's plenty of macho posturing and quick-cut fights to add that testosterone edge. NOTE: Stay thru the credits until you get a double cameo surprise. Expand
  7. May 27, 2013
    Seriously I don't like any Fast & Furious movies. There are too many Hollywood sequels, too long. Movies like Resident Evil, Transformers, Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter. Just make at least 2 then finish. Expand

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