Fast Five

Fast Five

Justin Lin (2011)

124min
12A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
In The Expendables of car chase movies, Vin Diesel leads an enormously enjoyable reunion of returning cast members from every chapter of the adrenaline-pumping Fast and the Furious franchise, as he and his bank-robbing cohorts plan one last mega-heist so they can disappear for ever. The target is Rio's most corrupt businessman (Joaquim de Almeida), but they must also evade tenacious FBI agent Dwayne Johnson, who is closing in on their operation. Director Justin Lin overdoes the picturesque swooping shots, but that's the only blot on the high-velocity landscape, as the ingeniously insane plot provides train stunts, rooftop pursuits, and pedal-to-the-metal speed racing. Impossible to take seriously, with the ripped cast surely in on the joke (super-macho Johnson in particular is an absolute hoot), this is slick, white-knuckle action on an epic scale. The confrontation between Diesel and Johnson gets the big build-up, yet the undisputed highlight is when a huge bank vault strung between two cars becomes a lethal weapon during a motorway chase. Fantastic fun.

Summary

Criminal Dominic Toretto is broken out of prison by his partners in crime and together they flee to South America. They begin assembling a gang of crooks to carry out a heist in Rio, but the FBI's top manhunter is in the country and hot on their trail. Action adventure sequel, starring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Paul Walker and Jordana Brewster.

Cast & Crew

Agent Luke Hobbs Dwayne Johnson
Dominic Toretto Vin Diesel
Brian O'Conner Paul Walker
Mia Toretto Jordana Brewster
Roman Pearce Tyrese Gibson
Elena Elsa Pataky
Vincent Matt Schulze
Han Sung Kang
Gisele Harabo Gal Gadot
Tej Chris "Ludacris" Bridges
Hernan Reyes Joaquim de Almeida
Monica Fuentes Eva Mendes
Leo Tego Calderon
Santos Don Omar
Zizi Michael Irby
Director Justin Lin
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UniversalGuidance: Swearing, some violence.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 22 Apr 2011
Drama