‘Fast Five’: Review Revue

Fast cars, drug lords, hot girls — people aren’t surprised that the "Fast and Furious" franchise is continuing to burn rubber, are they? The latest installment is "Fast Five," which pits the movie’s heroes against drug lords in Rio. Has the series worn out its welcome or are critics still along for the ride?

"It’s what keeps so many of us coming back to theFast/Furious franchise: the vicarious promise of cheating death, all executed in such a casual, youthful fashion that it could almost be a dance move…The film is basically Ocean’s Fourteen starring a multiculti version of the cast of Jersey Shore. The final chase — it features cars and that vault — is badass heaven. Fast Five is high- octane trash, but you will go ‘Ohhhhhh!’" [Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly] Read More...



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