Fast Five (2011)

Former cop Brian O'Conner partners with ex-con Dom Toretto on the opposite side of the law. Since Brian and Mia Toretto broke Dom out of custody, they've blown across many borders to elude authorities. Now backed into a corner in Rio de Janeiro, they must pull one last job in order to gain their freedom. As they assemble their elite team of top racers, the unlikely allies know their only shot of getting out for good means confronting the corrupt businessman who wants them dead. But he's not the only one on their tail. Hard-nosed federal agent Luke Hobbs never misses his target. When he is assigned to track down Dom and Brian, he and his strike team launch an all-out assault to capture them. But as his men tear through Brazil, Hobbs learns he can't separate the good guys from the bad. Now, he must rely on his instincts to corner his prey... before someone else runs them down first. - synopsis from IMDB

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 Genres

action, crime

 Facts & Figures

Directed by Justin Lin.

Rated 7.3 on IMDB from 296283 votes.

Runtime: 131 min.

 Review

Oh no, really? Another one? Sure, but this one’s better than the previous ones. Fast Five is not a really great movie and quite predictable all the way through. However, if you’d just like to see people run around, drive cars in insane ways and generally tear up the place, this is what you’re looking for.

With a huge lineup of pretty average actors and a similar lineup of improbable if not impossible storyline, it’s the action you need to take away. And it’s just great fun. This installment is also a lot more violent than the earlier ones, which fits the grim setting in Rio de Janeiro’s slums quite well.

There are plenty of references to previous Fast and Furious movies, so if you’ve seen the others, there’s a little extra in it for you. Otherwise, you’ll be able to jump right in for a proper two hours of easy-going action movie.

Seen: 15 May 2011

Fast Five

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