Faster Synopsis
An ex-con (Dwayne Johnson) begins a race against time to avenge his brother's murder.
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By Michelle Orange
Built for speed, and for an action-savvy audience who can appreciate a throwaway vengeance flick for exactly what it is.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Stripped for action without a moment wasted on unnecessary dialogue, exposition or nuances.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A pure thriller, all blood, no frills, in which a lot of people get shot, mostly in the head.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Faster is meat-and-potatoes action with a side of crazy.
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By James Berardinelli
Grim but holds the attention; it does not, however, offer the kind of mindless action excursion that many will be anticipating.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

Tillman, who made a splash last year with his hip-hop hit "Notorious," does a nice job of calling into question the assumption, shared by...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The perfect vehicle for Johnson's charm and talents is still out there. It's certainly not in the muscle car he pilots in Faster.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is overhyped as Billy Bob Thornton is slow and steady.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Adam Markovitz
Faster grafts that genre's style onto a deadbeat script and leaves it to Johnson - as deadly focused as a gunsight - to make it all...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
No matter how guilty our knucklehead-protagonist's victims supposedly are, it's difficult to maintain a rooting interest.
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Faster Review

By Derrick Deane
Faster starts off promising, with the Rock sprinting out of jail after serving a ten-year sentence. But then it quickly nose-dives into a boring mess of a movie. Granted, this Kill Bill rip-off does...

Potential never realized.

By Gearhart1776
My feelings about "Faster" are very mixed! The core mechanics of this film work well. The action is gritty and realistic, and everyone performs their characters well. It unfolds much like a mystery...

GO..... if you are an action fan....

By lovestalentmoviefan
....or even like redemption type movies. Not an oscar nominee,no wonderfully laudable talent...just alot of grittty,quick revenge,and some thinking moments. Comprehensive plot and a couple of...

Faster with the Rock

By Koali
Not a typical Rock movie role. Not for kids who may be Rock fans. Vengeance movie; lots of breaking in & shoot to kill. But some really good driving. . But it isn't clear exactly who what when where...


By ssloarinc
Its a good way to kill 1 1/2 hours if you have absolutely nothing else to do. Can you SMELL what the Rock is cooking?...

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By mwalczuk1920
Alright, I really wanted to see this movie. I saw the preview and was really excited about it. WELL the first 10 minutes were great but the story never really followed the rock. Everything seemed to...

Revenge is best served cold!

By MovieLover131313
It was nice to see a straight up revenge story without all the sentimental backline that these stories often have. This film was well done, better than I expected. It was very entertaining even...

Too fast.

By postae
I think the beginning of the movie was very good then story start to go a little to crazy with the rock going after people to kill. Then that was it nothing else going on besides the hot blonde girl...

classic rock!

By wcleveland
Great movie, guns, cars, violence, subtle message of goodness...

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By Guccigyrl
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Rated R | For Strong violence, some drug use and language