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6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 88 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 62 out of 88
  2. Negative: 8 out of 88

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  1. 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!!! Expand
  2. Nov 24, 2010
    10
    Yet again, the critics are wrong. Faster delivers EVERYTHING an action movie could. Guns, muscles, cars, girls... it's all here! The story is fantastic and the twist ending was very unexpected and surprising. The characters are extremely well developed. Each with their own unique story and motives. Every actor in the film delivers a great performance, especially Dwayne Johnson and Billy Bob Thorton. Dwayne doesn't have many lines, but every time he does speak, it steals the scene. Hell, even when he's not speaking, his eyes and facial expression are worth a thousand words. Billy plays the druggie cop who tries to solve his last case before retirement, but there's much more to him than that. Oliver Jackson-Cohen also plays an excellent assassin. Overall, this film is a definite 10/10 in the action movie genre. Collapse
  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!
  4. Nov 26, 2010
    10
    A Score of 39 is more appropriate for some brainless drivel starring Jason Statham. Faster is the closest I've seen to a 'smart' action movie. Many things in the movie are left unsaid, you'll see photographs on walls or items placed prominently and only find out that there is significance towards the end of the movie. It's also never dull, the pacing is amazing.
  5. Nov 25, 2010
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Dwayne Johnson is finally back into the action genere. Now the question is is this a good re-entire. All my answer to the question is Your damn right it is! Not only is the rock back, but he is back with one of the most amazing performances of his acting career.

    STORY: The story for faster is somewhat linear (for the most half ). Later on in the story there are some twists and turns Which were perfect. With the Amazingly choreographed fights and outstanding gun fights. There is some Un-realistic characteristics in the movie, like a certain metal plate stopping a bullet,But honestly who cares about some mishaps. I mean the dark night had MUCH more mistakes , and that was a blockbuster hit which I don't agree with IMO. ACTING: As EliteF50 stated "Every actor in the film delivers a great performance, especially Dwayne Johnson and Billy Bob Thornton" , and that is SO un believably true. Now I know that dwayne Johnson is much more capable then handling the small amount of lines he did, but he took that small script and beat the living crap out of it. The killer portrayed by Oliver Jackson-Cohen was amazing one of the main things I remember from this film was his acting mostly for the poor guy who had to fight walking mount everest. The cop portrayed by billie bob thorton and, well he was billy bob thorton but it was perfect he matched incredibly amazing i the story. OVERALL: go see this film!! But what I love most about this film is the life lesson you lern which is DON'T F**K WITH THE ROCK! Perfect 10 for me.
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  6. Nov 25, 2010
    10
    not one boring moment! very action packed, mucles,vengence,quick moving edge of your seat kind of movie. worth the 60 minute drive. The Rock was very good acting out his emotions even made it believable.
  7. Jan 1, 2011
    9
    The critics are wrong again! Its an awesome guy movie. one that will be watched time and time again. The Rock has like 8 lines in the whole movie. If you have a male family member that speaks ZERO English--they can follow this movie. The only bad in this movie are the car scenes. No one drives like a idiot ALLL THE TIME --especially a person trying to avoid a nation-wide manhunt. Why would anyone burn rubber at every light when they are trying to avoid the cops?Seriously.....The Rock is a BADASS. The audience KNOWS THIS....we don't need to be convinced with pointless scenes of him driving 100mph in a quiet neighborhood with no one chasing him. Expand
  8. Dec 8, 2010
    10
    that's the best thing about critics, there only discernible talent is criticizing other peoples work ha ha most of these people are journalists and have this ridiculous notion of what a film should be, fast is a good movie giving it a rating of 41 is just a joke and completely wrong. i bet they get up in the morning and say "time to go write about other peoples work because thats all i can do"
  9. Dec 14, 2010
    10
    OMG, this must be one of the best films I have ever seen, Dwayne â
  10. Dec 10, 2010
    10
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  11. May 12, 2011
    10
    Getting very sick of clueless 'professional' critics. They need to go back and take a good long hard look at themselves. This movie was fun to watch and I enjoyed it. Didn't try to be anything it wasn't and to say the car was the best thing about it is just plain stupid. This movie had nothing to do with cars.
  12. Mar 2, 2013
    9
    People looking for deep characters and a plot for the ages will feel let down and eventually angry at this film but to those aforementioned...why did you watch this? From the previews you can clearly see that this was going to be a no holds barred action movie to restart Dwayne Johnson action movie persona! This movie is pure action with some surprisingly interesting moments. Like when Dwayne walks into a seemingly"next victim's" room and points the gun right in this old ladies face and threatens to shoot her only to later find out that its his own mother!!! This may not be the twist to end all twist but it was clear that he was willing to kill anyone who stood in his way of revenge!! Which is the point of this movie people....REVENGE in all its senselessness..so if you want some sort of Shakespearean revenge story then look elsewhere because this movie is gritty and straight to the point...(like paying for a hooker lol) Take the first scene for example...after getting out of jail Dwayne is told not to get into trouble...picks up a badass ride...walks in a building....pulls out a hand cannon and kills a guys then leaves...all without saying two words!!! There's also a moment of sympathy the viewers are treated to when he visits his ex only to find out she aborted their child...then he(seemingly) kills the club guard...calls his son and tells him he killed him ONLY to hear he survived...goes to the hospital and finishes the job that would make Rambo himself proud!! Once again people..this is not kill bill...this is faster..its gritty and in your face action without kungfu or swords. Afterwards he finds another victim on his list and finds out he's now a pastor which provides us with a shred of the unexpected from Dwayne in this movie....mercy! Its easily the best part of the movie(save for all the juicy violence which I also enjoyed)as he isn't beyond sparing someone who may or may not deserved it depending on the one watching. He's also being hunted by an ego manic viewing life as a challenge but sees the ultimate challenge in dwayne johnson as he admits he is a much better shot than he is and much quick at aiming and shooting and obsesses over seeing mr johnson dead. They also build an interesting character development of the would be assassin by showing his past and why he wants to be challenged.
    How about the cop(played by billie bob thorton)? He even has character development but like the assassin its not too deep and distracting for the SELLING POINT of the movie which is senseless revenge. Like transformers...this movie never said or WANTED to be deep but delivered what it promised...lots of action sprinkled with light character development..and small moments of emotion spreaded here and there so if your brain always need to be stimulated with a thought provoking storyline and surprising plot twist then do not watch this because this movie isnt intended for that purpose. And if you rate it low because of the aforementioned then you sir(or ma'am) or a stuck up snob and a douche bag because everything isnt meant to be thought provoking....would you go see a movie meant for drama but expect a comedy? Would you go see a thriller movie but expect it to be a musical? Of course not and if you do then you have problems.....oh and the ending was great....he killed everyone(excluding the pastor) the end 9/10
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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: Ty Burr
    Dec 13, 2010
    63
    Faster is meat-and-potatoes action with a side of crazy.
  2. Reviewed by: Steve Ramos
    Dec 13, 2010
    40
    Watching Driver peel rubber proves B grade action movies are a welcome diversion in the era of CGI blockbusters. If only Faster didn't fizzle each time Johnson put down his gun.
  3. 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.