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Fast Five

  • Action
  • Drama
  • 2011
  • Justin Lin
  • 124 mins
  • 12A

Summary

Action thriller starring Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel and Paul Walker. Fugitive Dominic Toretto assembles his old team to steal $100 million from Brazil's most corrupt businessman so that they can disappear for ever. But with tenacious FBI agent Luke Hobbs on their trail, their plan just got a lot more complicated.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

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.

Credits

Cast

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Dominic TorettoVin Diesel
Brian O'ConnerPaul Walker
Agent Luke HobbsDwayne Johnson
Mia TorettoJordana Brewster
Roman PearceTyrese Gibson
TejChris "Ludacris" Bridges
HanSung Kang
Gisele HaraboGal Gadot
Hernan ReyesJoaquim de Almeida
LeoTego Calderon
SantosDon Omar
VincentMatt Schulze
ElenaElsa Pataky
ZiziMichael Irby
Monica FuentesEva Mendes

Crew

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DirectorJustin Lin

Details

Theatrical distributor
Universal
Released on
2011-04-22
Languages
English | Portuguese | Italian | French | Spanish
Guidance
Swearing, some violence.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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