Metascore
44

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 24
  2. Negative: 5 out of 24
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  1. Reviewed by: Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
    Dec 13, 2010
    80
    The film never outshines its influences, but as back-to-basics action filmmaking, it's often superb.
  2. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    Dec 13, 2010
    70
    Built for speed, and for an action-savvy audience who can appreciate a throwaway vengeance flick for exactly what it is.
  3. Reviewed by: Kirk Honeycutt
    Dec 13, 2010
    70
    Stripped for action without a moment wasted on unnecessary dialogue, exposition or nuances.
  4. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Dec 13, 2010
    63
    Faster is meat-and-potatoes action with a side of crazy.
  5. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Dec 13, 2010
    63
    A pure thriller, all blood, no frills, in which a lot of people get shot, mostly in the head.
  6. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Dec 13, 2010
    63
    Grim but holds the attention; it does not, however, offer the kind of mindless action excursion that many will be anticipating.
  7. Reviewed by: Calvin Wilson
    Dec 13, 2010
    63
    Plays as if Tillman studied the works of director Michael Mann ("Heat"), but got a C on the final exam.
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 100 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 35
  2. Negative: 2 out of 35
  1. Sep 24, 2011
    6
    The movie is overall bearable to stand for itself, but the Johnson action and a understandable morale of redemption makes the movie worth to watch.
  2. Nov 26, 2010
    10
    Once again, most of the critics are wrong!! Finally, Dwayne Johnson gets out of that tutu and blows people's heads off!! A tribute to the oldOnce again, most of the critics are wrong!! Finally, Dwayne Johnson gets out of that tutu and blows people's heads off!! A tribute to the old school 70s action movies, Faster's plot is simple, but the ride is intense. And there's not just good ol' action. Everyone gives great, dramatic performances, espicially the Rock, who is cooler than ever. Overall, Faster has everything you want out of an old school action flick-badass killers, badass guns, badass cars, and hot chicks!! WELCOME BACK, ROCK!!! Full Review »
  3. Nov 26, 2010
    9
    I don't know what the critics are looking for in movies, but they are way off with this one. This action movie was exciting, violent, full ofI don't know what the critics are looking for in movies, but they are way off with this one. This action movie was exciting, violent, full of action, fast cars, and even a few laughs. Most importantly, it was FUN. It's been a while since Dwayne Johnson did a straight up action role, something he is a natural for. Trust me and the other nonprofessional reviewers: this movie is worth it! Full Review »