Fast Five Reviews

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May 8, 2019
When it comes to ridiculously silly, fast-paced action movies, I guess you could do worse than "Fast Five." You could also do a lot better.
September 8, 2017
Check your brain at the door.
June 21, 2016
Each movie has two very good action scenes, usually at either end, but then about an hour and a half of the most asinine tough-guy nonsense between them.
June 30, 2013
Hard-core fans of the series with enjoy it but others should steer away from this over-the-top action flick.
June 22, 2013
Forty minutes of this movie are big dumb fun. The other 85 forget the fun part.
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.
October 7, 2011
Fast Five is grindingly mechanical -- and not just because of all the emphasis on car repairs and retooling.
August 26, 2011
It's not like I'm asking for The Road Warrior... just some basic coverage and a less-than-total reliance on camera movement to generate excitement.
June 22, 2011
Spins its wheels. Shifts between gravel-voiced speeches (about true family) and bicep-offs. Throttling dialogue, long hard looks, and heist clichs skid on for blocks.
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.
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.
May 6, 2011
Whichever way you take it, all I can say for sure is that I want that cherry 1970 Dodge Charger. I want it bad.
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.
May 5, 2011
Occasionally, though not frequently enough, something awesome happens.
May 4, 2011
People die, cars collide, things get blown sky high. But none of it feels at all suspenseful. Lin is much better at comedy relief, which includes a sexy con by Gadot, who beats the all-hands drug czar at his own game.
May 3, 2011
[T]here's more testosterone in the Rock's goatee than in the testicles of 100 lesser men.
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.
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.
April 29, 2011
Wow, the only way this film could be more ludicrous is if they actually cast Ludacris in it. Oh wait...
April 29, 2011
As always, the action combines buff bods, sculpted sheet metal, testosterone, guns, bone-crushing throwdowns, tattoos, revving engines and a "Transformers"-like delight in having as many things as possible smash into each other
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