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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
January 6, 2013
Inundated with liches and lazy plot twists, this Dwayne Johnson vehicle is a complete waste of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
James Luxford
The National (UAE)
August 30, 2011
enough grunt to send audiences home feeling there's potential in the former wrestler as the successor to Schwarzenegger and company
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mayer Nissim
Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
If this was a tiny bit smarter (think Desperado, or even Kill Bill Vol. 1) or a whole lot dumber (Machete), it would be so much nearer to hitting its target.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
April 22, 2011
A hollow poser through and through.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Dave White
Movies.com
April 4, 2011
There are a lot of good examples of films that explore the deeper conflict and hypocrisies surrounding the brutality of getting even and the toll it takes on the soul/psyche of the vengeful person. This ain't one of those movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Philip French
Guardian
March 28, 2011
Who is the unseen Mr Big who masterminded the massacre? The answers to these questions prove to be not particularly interesting, and the religiose conclusion appears to be a bid for support from the Bible Belt.
March 28, 2011
A slow, turgid thriller featuring pointless and poorly executed car chases, chasm-like logic gaps, dreary characters and phoned-in performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Daily Telegraph (UK)
March 25, 2011
It's an exercise in synthetic attitude, and proof that Jason Statham, with his not-dissimilar Charles Bronson remake The Mechanic, has dislodged Johnson as the more reliable tough action star de nos jours.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard
March 25, 2011
Writers Tony and Joe Gayton feed the trio just enough lines to make it seem like a team effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
March 25, 2011
Packed with car chases and shoot outs, this isn't subtle, but there are some unexpected twists and surprisingly well-rounded characters, particularly Thornton's detective.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
March 25, 2011
It's the sort of film where somebody can be shot through the back of the head yet still get up and walk.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
March 25, 2011
An unremarkable B-movie revenge thriller.
Thom Atkinson
The Skinny
March 24, 2011
What this has over other action fare is that all the main players have the ability to emote; say what you like about Johnson, he has enough presence and charisma to make this old vehicle purr.
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
March 24, 2011
Director George Tillman Jr keeps revving it up, but this just gets tangled and boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Dominic Radcliffe
Little White Lies
March 24, 2011
Johnson has just hit rock bottom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Trevor Johnston
Radio Times
March 24, 2011
The artist formerly known as "The Rock" deserves so much better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
March 23, 2011
Faster is sufficiently visceral to offer the sort of puerile pleasure that many will happily plead guilty for at the box office.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Phippen
Sky Movies
March 23, 2011
It's glossily entertaining stuff. And yeah, it's fast-ish... though Furiouser nails it better.
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
March 23, 2011
Fast-paced and tightly written, this is an entertaining revenge thriller with strong performances, exciting action sequences and an impressively stripped down aesthetic that works well.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
March 23, 2011
If for some reason you thought you couldn't get bored of watching a former WWE champion lurching around shooting people in the head, you were wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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