Friday, April 29, 2011


Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster and Dwayne Johnson

Rated: PG-13
Story: Vin Diesel and Paul Walker lead a reunion of returning all-stars from every chapter of the explosive franchise built on speed in "Fast Five." In this installment, former cop Brian O'Conner partners with ex-con Dom Toretto on the opposite side of the law. (Universal Pictures)

Bottom Line: Like most of its predecessors, FAST FIVE is indeed big, bold and brainless…but it works, as the concept swings away from car racing to a broader, more action viewer friendly OCEANS 11 meets CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER meets the World Wrestling Federation hybrid. It’s too long, cheesy and it defies the laws of physics – but put that all aside (which you should be doing anyway…because it’s a FAST AND FURIOUS sequel) and there’s a great deal of pre-summer, eye-rolling, fun to be had. Not far from a ten, I’m giving FIVE an eight.

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