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½ April 24, 2017
The Fast and the Furious series somehow just got better! "Fast Five" is exciting, brainless fun!
April 21, 2017
Fast Five was the point in the franchise where the movies started to get better. This is the one that did everything right. It really gave this series hope. So after the team breaks Dom out of jail, they hide out in Rio. They are being hunted down by a team lead by Luke Hobbs. (Dwayne Johnson) So now, they must preform a heist to get the money and earn their freedom. Like what I said before, this movie is the highest the franchise has to offer. It had the most inventive story by-far, and it was the best decision to bring The Rock in. The movie of-course, has well choreographed car chases and action scenes, but this film perfectly blended them together, making a reasonable ratio of story, to action. Which makes it a truly good film.
Over all, Fast Five was a really good time. The best in the franchise. 5/5 stars
½ April 19, 2017
Better than all previous movies (except the 1st) but still has much to be desired... that the future entries will pick up on.
April 19, 2017
my favorite of the franchise.
½ April 17, 2017
I'd give this series negative stars if I could...the best movie vin diesel has been in is still saving private ryan. If it werent for these biased rotten tomato reviews on the furious series, every single movie would be a splat except SPR.
April 14, 2017
By far and easily the best of the series. Not the best since 1 or 2, oh no no, THE BEST in the series. The whole gang is here, minus Lucas Black and Bow Woo, with the addition of The Rock. Pretty much add the Rock to anything and that gets you a half star. FF has come along way from being just a street racing movie, now it's all about the score. What man wouldn't want to be involved in heist especially with the hot women involved in these. And what girl wouldn't want to hang with Vin, Paul, or Tyrese. We got some guilty pleasure goodness wrapped up in one film. Can't wait for FF6: The Return of Letty! Oops, did i say too much?
April 14, 2017
awesome movie. entertaining to the max. good continuation of the story with lots of good connections to the past ones. was awesome to see characters from all 4 previous movies meet for the first time. amazing action of all sorts, racing, shooting, fighting, chasing. so many crazy scenes and omg moments. also had some stupid stuff as expected, and what's up with vin diesel's voice lol (4 viewings)
½ April 13, 2017
Arguably the best film in the franchise, Fast Five brings top-notch action, acting, and writing while never taking itself too seriously.
April 13, 2017
Alittle bit better than the previous film but that really isn't saying much. What happened to the street racing. this was the dryest and pretty pothetic.
½ April 13, 2017
One of the best if not the best Fast and Furious film.
½ April 13, 2017
Puntaje Original: 7.5

Justin Lin eleva a esta franquicia a otro nivel, secuencias de acción impactantes, manejo de la cámara implacable y una sólida narrativa, que enriquece a esta saga.
April 13, 2017
After a lame string of sequels, the series is back in form. This is the best entry since the original, maybe even better. By shifting the setting to Brazil and creating an OCEAN'S ELEVEN-style heist storyline, with players from all of the previous movies reuniting, the series feels revitalized. Like the previous installments, logic is of little use, but that is also part of the fun. Director Lin does an impressive job of creating thrilling and outlandish action sequences. Add Dwayne Johnson as a cop trailing the group and you have a recipe for action movie thrills. The movie is a little long at over two hours, but thanks to the easy chemistry of the cast and exciting action, the movie winds up being a good time, just leave your brain at the door.
April 13, 2017
Great the end heist was great and also when dom and hobbs were going all out on each other
½ April 12, 2017
Sorprendentemente questo quinto capitolo ha superato anche le mie più rosee aspettative, riuscendo a divertirmi e coinvolgermi ad un livello che i primi film non avevano neanche sfiorato. Il tema da heist-movie è molto più maturo e realistico rispetto al tema trattato nei film precedenti: è molto rischioso usare il termine "realistico" quando si parla di film del genere, ma con questo in particolare riesco a chiudere un occhio davanti alle inesattezze e alle sbavature della sceneggiatura, che confermano la loro innocua presenza. Tutto il team viene finalmente riunito e grazie alle situazioni assurde che si vengono a creare riusciamo a godere di sequenze d'azione convincenti e ben fatte. Solo la scena finale, caotica, infernale e rumorosa, merita senza dubbio l'intera visione della pellicola. Dopo una serie di film discutibili, pare si sia trovato il giusto equilibrio per portare il franchise verso la giusta direzione, e speriamo vivamente che queste premesse vengano rispettate anche nei film futuri.
Super Reviewer
½ April 12, 2017
Ah, the film that kicked off the new breed of Fast & Furious films, Fast Five. The film that gathered all of the fan favorite characters from previous films into one gigantic ensemble. Throw in Dwayne The Rock Johnson and you have yourself what may be the best the franchise will ever be.

I've had a hard time ordering which F&F film is actually the best/my favorite. 5,6, and 7 all are tremendous. They know exactly what type of film they are and what type of film they're not. Perhaps Fast Five takes the cake for being the first to truly embrace the ridiculousness of the franchise. Even with the previous film, there was a little bit of tone deaf at times with the writing. However, Fast Five takes the series to a whole new level in terms of tone, characters, and even genre.

In many ways, this was a soft reboot for the series. Essentially, the characters become superhuman with qualities they just didn't have before. As far as I'm concerned, Tej was never a tech genius, Mia was never able to hack into police scanners, and Roman was never scared of anything. All of those were added in to service the story they wanted to tell in Fast Five. You know what? That's completely fine by me. A soft reboot was exactly what these films needed. If that was what we needed to do to have the characters pull off an insane heist and have a blast doing it? I'm all in.

The Rock (aka franchise Viagra) adds another layer to the film as well. Gone are the days where Dom & Brian are going after one another. Now, you have 260 pounds of pure muscle going after the entire crew, and boy is it worth it. Not only is it mind-blowingly entertaining to watch Diesel and Johnson fight, Johnson actually brings a lot to the role of Hobbs. These movies have always been keen on establishing an inner code/morals for each character, and Hobbs' code works well alongside and against Dom's. Apparently, the role was originally going to be Tommy Lee Jones, but I can't imagine anyone better than The Rock to play him.

Much like the previous film, Fast Five does a great job of reestablishing past relationships, developing new ones, and doubling down on the action. This series is half about family and half about how insane each stunt and action sequence can be. By this point, they nearly abandoned the street racing part for the heist angle, and it works. Heck, even the one time they do have a "race", it's entirely off-screen. Fast Five is the epitome of what the series has become and I'm not sure a film has matched the incredible pacing and contagious chemistry between the ensemble.

+Enter, The Rock

+Dom vs Hobbs

+Doubles down on emotion & action

+Soft reboot serves the series well

-Even if some of the character changes don't make much sense

9.5/10
jamrcla
Super Reviewer
April 10, 2017
I loved this film, Amazing action, Amazing car chases, It's the first in the franchise that has that blockbuster feel, Having most of the old cast back was great fun, It had some nice little twists too as we come to expect now, Dwayne Johnson was such a badass it was hard to root against him and his fight with Vin Diesel was brilliant, A must watch for fans of the series or anyone who likes a good action/crime film, Just don't take it too seriously.
April 10, 2017
An absolute fun and action packed movie that locked in the franchise as a must see blockbuster. It took what was a street racing franchise into a heist action series. 85/100.
½ April 6, 2017
Getcha baby oil ready, because Fast and Furious franchise just got a shot in the arm. The 2011 film Fast Five, written and directed by Justin Lin, was a turning point for the franchise, and is in my opinion the best of all the films to date.

Taking a page out of the heist film genre, Fast Five unites Dom and Brian's entire crew for the first time on screen, and pits them against a formidable anti-hero in Dwayne Johnsons agent Hobbs. A character where the only thing bigger than his screen presence is his distractingly large biceps.

From a narrative standpoint Fast Five has perhaps the most viable character motivations of any movie in this franchise so far. By bringing back a crucial character from the original, and raising the stakes for all of Dom's team with a revelation that unites them all, Justin Lin is able to actually make me care about things in this movie besides epic and insane stunt sequences.

Whether you're a fan of the loud mouth Roman Pierce (played by Tyrese) or the gorgeous and cerebral Giselle (played by Gal Gadot), or you just want to see an incredibly fun Summer blockbuster, Fast Five has something for you.

On the Geek Motivation grading scale, it clocks in at a 5: A great movie that leaves the viewer satisfied.
½ April 2, 2017
4.5/5. Whoever had the idea to turn this franchise into an action/heist series is a genius. Far superior to the previous four films, Fast Five is where the series takes a new direction and it is definitely for the better.
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