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
  1. Reviewed by: Dan Kois
    Dec 13, 2010
    38
    In Faster, it's a car, not actors, that drives movie.
  2. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    Dec 13, 2010
    38
    Whatever brownie points Tillman scored with "Notorious", Faster is that wake-up call that he's no John Woo.
  3. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Dec 13, 2010
    25
    Despite much effort, neither Johnson nor director George Tillman Jr. ("Notorious") can make this preposterous tale, live up to its title.
  4. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Dec 13, 2010
    0
    No matter how guilty our knucklehead-protagonist's victims supposedly are, it's difficult to maintain a rooting interest.
  5. Reviewed by: Adam Markovitz
    Dec 13, 2010
    25
    Faster grafts that genre's style onto a deadbeat script and leaves it to Johnson - as deadly focused as a gunsight - to make it all believable.
User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 83 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32
  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 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 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 »