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  • Summary: After 10 years in prison, Driver has a singular focus - to avenge the murder of his brother during the botched bank robbery that led to his imprisonment. Now a free man with a deadly to-do list in hand, he's finally on his mission...but with two men on his trail - a veteran cop just daysAfter 10 years in prison, Driver has a singular focus - to avenge the murder of his brother during the botched bank robbery that led to his imprisonment. Now a free man with a deadly to-do list in hand, he's finally on his mission...but with two men on his trail - a veteran cop just days from retirement, and a young egocentric hitman with a flare for the art of killing and a newfound worthy opponent. The hunter is also the hunted. It's a do or die race to the list's finish as the mystery surrounding his brother's murder deepens, and new details emerge along the way hinting that Driver's list may be incomplete. (CBS Films) Collapse
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 24
  2. Negative: 5 out of 24
  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: 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.
  3. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Dec 13, 2010
    63
    Faster is meat-and-potatoes action with a side of crazy.
  4. Reviewed by: Marc Savlov
    Dec 13, 2010
    50
    This is meat-and-potatoes (and bullets) action filmmaking, although, really, that title's got to go.
  5. 50
    Anyone interested in a no-seatbelts, out-of-control action flick will find much to enjoy in Faster; although even they may prefer seeing it in Blu-Ray at home, which would allow for trips to the fridge for fuel when the film begins to idle in the last reel.
  6. Reviewed by: Keith Uhlich
    Dec 13, 2010
    40
    The Rock deserves better than this ho-hum revenge picture.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 35
  2. Negative: 2 out of 35
  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 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!!! Expand
  2. 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 arethat'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" Expand
  3. 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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  4. Dec 9, 2010
    7
    Pretty entertaining, I mainly liked the characters besides the women police officer and the millionaire hit man. Those two were completelyPretty entertaining, I mainly liked the characters besides the women police officer and the millionaire hit man. Those two were completely unnecessary. Billy Bob's character was the best in the movie. Expand
  5. Jan 18, 2013
    7
    Faster is a modern day The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. Great cinematography and a solid cast. An action movie for people who simply want justFaster is a modern day The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. Great cinematography and a solid cast. An action movie for people who simply want just that; undiluted, no-frills action movies with justifiable violence that never goes beyond what is necessary to give the viewer a good time. Expand
  6. Nov 11, 2013
    6
    "Faster" is one of those movies that does not have a clear good or bad guy and overall does not bring out the goods. The cinematography was"Faster" is one of those movies that does not have a clear good or bad guy and overall does not bring out the goods. The cinematography was great, though, and has some thrilling scenes. I wouldn't say that this film would be a recommendation, but if you're interested, it's worth a try. Expand
  7. Jun 29, 2014
    0
    This movie sucks. Totally unlikeable characters, poor story, terrible soundtrack, and most unrealistic scenes. The script too is reallyThis movie sucks. Totally unlikeable characters, poor story, terrible soundtrack, and most unrealistic scenes. The script too is really terrible. There are much better movies than this. Expand

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