Fast & Furious 5

Fast & Furious 5

(Fast Five)

Get the fifth gear.

Fifth movie in The Fast and the Furious series, starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and introducing Dwayne Johnson to the saga. Follows the events of Fast & Furious when former cop Brian (Walker) and Mia (Jordana Brewster) broke ex-con Dom (Diesel) out of custody. While the cops look for them, they've blown across borders. Now backed into a corner in Rio de Janeiro, they've got a final, $100 million dollar heist to pull off to gain their freedom. Hard-nosed federal agent Luke Hobbs (Johnson) is assigned to track them down.

Flicks Review

You know you’re not in for a reinvention of the wheel with this, the fifth The Fast and the Furious film, but surprisingly it turns out to be more entertaining than its recent predecessors. Much of this is attributable to the onscreen street racing being dialed down in favour of Ocean’s Eleven-style heist plotting and favela gunplay straight out of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. It’s telling of how far the franchise has moved from its origins that we’re not even shown a mid-film street showdown, Fast and Furious 5 moving from macho posturing to race outcome in the blink of an eye and zero carbon footprint.... More

Don’t think for a second that cars aren’t pivotal to the film, however. They are the items that set up the film’s tussle between heroes and villains and take up the last fifteen minutes in an embrace of crashes and sheer physical impossibility. Returning stars Paul Walker, Vin Diesel and Jordana Brewster are joined by Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot as pieces of machinery for the camera to drool over. They act like machines too, but chops aren’t really required nor expected with a director who’s getting pretty good at moving the pieces around. Justin Lim has made three of these films now (as well as several episodes of Community) and with the wider scope of this latest installment makes a case to move on to bigger things.Hide

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BY delarge101 superstar

It's an American action movie starring Vin Diesel and Paul Walker. What did you expect?

I'm not rating this on cinematic brilliance, but for an action movie it was really quite good, a lot better than the last couple in the franchise. It was great to see the characters from all the films finally come together!

BY Abe213 grader

This film is everything is should be. It knows what it is and it knows what it can do and it pushes both of these things to the full extent. Whilst purporting itself as a high-octane, adrenaline-filled fist-pump oozing with machismo, i got the sense that Fast Five also saw itself as a satirical commentary on the action genre itself.

Whilst Diesel seems to be taking thing a bit too seriously, the Rock knows exactly what film he is in and abuses this knowledge to the fullest extent. I can see... More myself watching this film over and over in the coming years.

A damned good job!Hide

Fast, thrilling, impacting all the things expressed in the title. Full of Wicked Confertables and fight scenes, Highly Recomended Movie, A Must Watch!

Seriously, You can't say you go into this movie not knowing what to expect.

Completely implausible - but a fun ride.

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The Press Reviews

  • Make no mistake, this is no masterpiece of the dramatic arts but it is probably the best since the original: lean, spectacular, funny and slightly less risible than its predecessors. Full Review

  • The Fast and Furious roadshow isn't slowing down a bit in Fast Five, by most measures the best of the bunch, combining fresh casting choices, interesting Rio locales and literally smashing bookended action sequences. Full Review

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