Faster

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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) Expand
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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: 24 out of 37
  2. Negative: 2 out of 37
  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. Mar 24, 2011
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Pretty cool movie, descent acting, great action, fine story. Billy Bob as persuasive as ever. Rock is playing ex con who wants revenge for death of his brother and he is willing to pay any price. Action packed, excellent movie. Expand
  5. Mar 27, 2013
    7
    Faster does live up to its great Dwayne Johnson movie name and the movie is thrilling but Johnson makes the film stand and worth to watch. TheFaster does live up to its great Dwayne Johnson movie name and the movie is thrilling but Johnson makes the film stand and worth to watch. The action is breakable to the barrier type enough which makes Faster a great Friday night B rated movie flick for the big guys. and as always The Rock has pumped up muscles for the movie, but in the end this the best action movie of the year. Expand
  6. Feb 3, 2015
    6
    This film is a sentimental action movie. If you think the two words "sentimental" and "action" are opposite, well, you are, at least from aThis film is a sentimental action movie. If you think the two words "sentimental" and "action" are opposite, well, you are, at least from a semantic point of view, quite right. In other terms, it looks like an action movie written by female bad psychologists and it left me with a strange impression that the film is an experiment. I cannot say it is bad, but I cannot say it is good either, as good and bad parts are way to interwoven to clearly distinguish them from each other. Anyway, there is good action. But the motives, while they could be reasonable on the paper, are played in such a cheesy way that you have to ask if this is a joke. To be more precise, the main character wants to revenge the death of his brother who also happens to be his best friend forever. The problem is that the "hero", who is very strong and most of the time has this very serious and focused look on his face, becomes all whiny or joyful or sad or whatever emotional face you would expect from a little girl when he faces or thinks about his best friend. This is quite disturbing for me, because it looks like the two brothers actually were in a homosexual relationship and this is not the sort of idea you would expect from an action movie, especially since later in the movie you see the guy's ex girlfriend and thus discard the homosexuality hypothesis. But the guy still has tearful eyes when he learns from her she got an abortion, apparently killing his fatherhood dreams. Or this cop who does drugs and smokes on the crime scene and then shows how much he cares about his fat young son that does not look like him nor his wife, but does look like a definite bullied kid. It is like the writers make fun of every single character, deliberately making sure nobody take them seriously (both the characters and the writers). Same with this hitman who was physically disabled as a child, then ran a software company, now is bored with yoga and et caetera, et caetera, he even gets married (seriously?), lots of cheap psychology that does not bring anything relevant to the story but, on the contrary, dilutes it. So I give the film a score of 6 because there are several good sequences and even when this movie is ridiculous, it is still entertaining. 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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