Faster (2010)HD Closed Captioning
George Tillman Jr.
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About the Movie
A stint in prison usually has one of two effects on a man – it either breaks him down or makes him stronger. For Driver (Dwayne Johnson), a 10-year sentence proved the latter. His strength was not just fueled by time, but also by a hunger to avenge the murder of his brother during the botched bank robbery that led to his own imprisonment. Untouchable on the ‘inside,’ he made plenty of enemies in prison - men who were counting the days until his release so they could exact their own revenge on the outside. Now, on the day of his release, he is hell-bent on reaping vengeance upon the four men responsible for his brother’s murder. With a list of names and addresses in hand, he sprints out of the prison gates and is immediately on his mission.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 109
- Fresh: 46
- Rotten: 63
- Average Rating: 4.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Structurally "Faster" is as blocky as its star. Fancy camera angles and changes in hue cannot camouflage its stumbling, blunt-force narrative style, in which plot turns are dropped like bricks.
Rotten: The Killer subplot looks and feels like it was grafted on with Krazy Glue. Thornton's character never adds up. And the film's big whiplash surprise ending is a real you've-got-to-be-kidding groaner.
Fresh: So what if Faster doesn't quite hang together as a movie? It is still worth hanging out with if you're that particular type of action fan with a hankering for home-brand hard-assedness.
Fresh: Faster slides between tones like a blues guitarist between frets -- mingling Biblical allegory with blatant parody, yet never letting one cancel the other out.
I love this movie! Good action.
The main star of this movie was great, the Rock was good too.
Mr. Johnson is stepping up!
This movie is different than Mr. Johnson's typical action flicks. I usually enjoy his stuff - like the rundown and walking tall (even though it is a remake). He is definitely taking his acting career more serious - its good to see him moving away from cheesy kids movies.
This movie follows are grittier path than his normal flicks do. This movie is darker and in your face. Sure, the action is not as explosive as in his other movies - but it is brutal. It doesn't attempt to showcase the "Rocks" typical wrestling moves.
Faster is not simply an action movie, and even though the plot was fairly simple, there was more depth to it than I expected. Even though he didn't have the most lines in the movie - his acting was really good.
This is a tough guy movie - a man going around shooting and killing people in the open for many to bear witness to, this guy is on a mission and there is no distraction - it definitely makes sense why he is faster.
Check this movie out. If you are skeptical based on your opinions of Johnson's earlier works... don't let them keep you from this one - after watching this movie... you opinion might start to shift into a better light.
VERY GOOD MOVIE.
- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 2010
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