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Fast Five


Genre :

Action, Adventure

Release Date :

April 29, 2011

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Justin Lin

Starring :

Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, The Rock, Charisma Carpenter, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Don Omar, Elsa Pataky, Matt Schulze, Tego Calderon, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Joaquim de Almeida

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

3 of 5

“..while you may not leave enlightened, you'll definitely be entertained..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [NY Daily News]
2 of 4

“..this is enjoyable as long as you don't think about the civilian death toll these stunts would incur in the real world..”
by Robert W. Butler [Kansas City Star]
3 of 4

“..the exotic setting adds major horsepower to this absurdly entertaining, high-octane fifth go-round..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
2.5 of 4

“..still manages to be more fun than any movie with its outrageous carbon footprint has any right to be..”
by Roger Moore [Orlando Sentinel]
“..pic's ideal balance of familiar and new will ensure high-octane theatrical returns, setting a breakneck pace for vid and ancillary down the road..”
by Robert Koehler [Variety]
2.5 of 4

“..not only melds balls-to-the-wall comic book action with heist movie dynamics, but divorces things completely from reality..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
3 of 4

“..it works nicely, both as mindless entertainment with breathtaking action sequences and as a transitional film for the series..”
by Moira Macdonald [Seattle Times]
Review rate : B+

“..isn't a hotdogging road-race movie until the very end..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
3 of 4

“..is, so far, the most honest Hollywood movie of the year. It's also the most fun..”
by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
Review rate : B

“..is to hard to officially admire - I don't see an Oscar in its future - but it's also hard to dislike..”
by Gary Thompson [Philadelphia Daily News]
“..is not a movie for morons - it's not even a movie about morons, though at times one wonders..”
by Mick LaSalle [San Francisco Chronicle]
“..is kind of breathtaking in a metal-twisting, death-defying, mission-implausible, B-movie-on-steroids kind of way..”
by Betsy Sharkey [LA Times]
4.5 of 5

“..is a welcome pleasure..”
by James Rocchi [MSN Movies]
3 of 4

“..delivers a ridiculously fun mix of motorized macho mayhem and multicultural bonding..”
by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]
3 of 4

“..As adolescent male power fantasies go, "Fast Five" has an undeniable trashy charm..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
2.5 of 4

“..almost erased the memory of the first three sequels that followed 2001's surprisingly road-ready The Fast and the Furious..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]

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“..like a counterfeit handbag: It looks great but falls apart when you reach into it..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]


“..thoroughly predictable, and despite an original setup, the movie never rouses the emotions..”
by Marjorie Baumgarten [Austin Chronicle]


“..the stories are horrifying, but essential to hear..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]


“..a horror movie with an anti-globalist bent that's more interesting than its halfhearted scares..”
by Sara Stewart [New York Post]


“..delivering a highly stylized widescreen revenge picture loaded with weapons and driven entirely by "superficial action"..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]


“..the film isn't particularly convincing either as a rousing anthology of bloodsport set pieces or a deeply felt portrait of revenge and reunion..”
by Vadim Rizov [A.V. Club]

'71 :

“..the hard-charging debut feature from TV director Yann Demange, makes us live every vivid, violent moment with him, the threat of death lurking at every turn..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]


“..undoubtedly a remarkable achievement, especially for a first-time filmmaker..”
by Jordan Hoffman [Film.com]


“..still, "The Lazarus Effect," clocking in at a brief 86 minutes, doesn't go far enough, isn't scary enough and has mad scientists who just aren't mad enough..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]


“..looks sharp but, in the end, comes off more like a prank than a coherent take on 21st century Hollywood, even if there are crumbs of truth and wit scattered throughout it..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]