Fast Five Reviews

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Will Leitch
Deadspin
June 22, 2013
Forty minutes of this movie are big dumb fun. The other 85 forget the fun part.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 20, 2012
One film was enough, two was plenty, but five is just absurd. Undoubtedly, there will be several people who will flock to this film just because it has cars zooming back and forth, so at least some people will be pleased with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
Hard-core fans of the series with enjoy it but others should steer away from this over-the-top action flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
April 23, 2011
It's not the sign of a particularly good film when the entire cast could be replaced by belligerent three-year-olds and you could expect most of the line readings to remain exactly the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
April 28, 2011
These movies are sheer silliness, improbable roadway mayhem interspersed with obligatory fistfights and gunplay, all coated with a noxious layer of adolescent macho posturing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Lewis Bazley
Little White Lies
April 21, 2011
It's possibly the most brainless film of the year. Until the third Transformers film surfaces, that is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
April 27, 2011
Heads into the garage for almost the entirety of its sluggish middle section, which turns into a second-rate Ocean's Eleven-style heist movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
April 28, 2011
Ignoring the rules of physics doesn't make a movie more entertaining; it merely makes the writing easier. If a screenplay can cheat at any time, it encourages sloppy authorship.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
May 2, 2011
So long as they're driving it's fine, but whenever they stop to open their mouths, it grinds to a halt.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 21, 2011
Starts well with dippily exciting action and daft dialogue, but outstays its welcome as it devolves into a deeply daft Ocean's Eleven riff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
May 7, 2011
Though the smash-bang chases make for dumb fun, it all mostly cruises in a noisy neutral. And with his film clocking in at over two hours, director Justin Lin might have raised his own speed limit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
April 29, 2011
There's good stuff, but it's the weakest of the "Fast" films.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robbie Collin
News of the World
April 16, 2011
Slow and spurious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
April 26, 2011
Far less interested in vehicular craziness than the wisecracking repartee of its supporting specialists.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
April 30, 2011
One of the better entries in the series. That's not to say it isn't big and dumb, only that its big dumbness is executed with some degree of competence.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review
May 5, 2011
While this is the best in the franchise since the first film, I still don't like it because watching Vin Diesel in anything makes me want to punch myself in the face...and that's just not healthy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Vaux
Mania.com
April 29, 2011
The supreme idiocy on display really wouldn't matter if the film just bothered to acknowledge it.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
May 31, 2011
For those needing preposterous stunts, laugh-out-loud bad dialogue, testosterone-fueled posturing and an "Ocean's 11"-like plot apparently written by and for 13-year-old boys.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
May 5, 2011
Occasionally, though not frequently enough, something awesome happens.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
June 22, 2011
Spins its wheels. Shifts between gravel-voiced speeches (about true family) and bicep-offs. Throttling dialogue, long hard looks, and heist clichés skid on for blocks.
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