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Faster Reviews

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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
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
Dominic Radcliffe
Little White Lies
March 24, 2011
Johnson has just hit rock bottom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joshua Starnes
November 29, 2010
Take "Kill Bill," remove all wit, characterization, style, originality and anything else that made it entertaining ... that will get you close enough to the experience of seeing "Faster.".
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Simon Miraudo
February 6, 2011
Faster is many things; none good. It's a languid, sub-CSI police procedural intertwined with a sluggish revenge flick and drizzled with the inane relationship dramas of a newly married hitman struggling to figure out his work/life balance.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
November 24, 2010
There's actually a lot of things to like about Faster, but the final mixture of dissimilar elements leaves us with a strange creature whose head doesn't quite know what its tail is doing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
February 3, 2011
The screenwriters should have centred the story around Jackson-Cohen's character instead. It would have made for a better film.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
November 23, 2010
It's assembly-line junk right down to its glaringly obvious twist ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
November 23, 2010
Whatever brownie points Tillman scored with "Notorious", "Faster" is that wake-up call that he's no John Woo.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 24, 2010
Rotate the plot, change the period, spruce up the dialogue, and this could have been a hard-boiled 1940s noir. But it doesn't pause for fine touches and efficiently delivers action for an audience that likes one-course meals.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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James Berardinelli
November 23, 2010
As films of this genre go, Faster is a middle-of-the-road offering, but those expecting something fast-paced and frenetic are likely to be disappointed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
November 23, 2010
The script by Tony Gayton and Joe Gayton isn't really a vehicle for Johnson; it's more of a three-headed narrative that keeps knocking heads.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Adam Lippe
February 25, 2011
How do we know that The Driver is a bad mf? Why, the first thing The Driver does once he's beyond the prison doors is to tear up the business card that the warden gave him. What is the essence of a man... who can tear up cardboard with such vigor?
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
November 26, 2010
Johnson, as WWE fans quickly learned, has charisma to spare. In person, he is sharp-witted, funny and effortlessly engaging. Those qualities translate easily to the screen, but 'Faster' never gives him a chance.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
Kimberly Gadette
Indie Movies Online
November 25, 2010
Just released from a 10-year stint in jail, the Rock looks more like the Hulk, stomping across the landscape, bent on revenge. Maybe it's a ruse -- he's trying to scare away any further offers for family films.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/10
Tim Grierson
Screen International
November 23, 2010
Trying to marry a stylish B-movie revenge actioner to a more thoughtful exploration of forgiveness and guilt, Faster ends up a well-intentioned muddle.
Simon Weaving
February 3, 2011
A soulless revenge movie where the uber-slick, uber-hackneyed design takes precedence over story, character and theme may stir a few looking for a flick with fast cars, slow men and the rule of the gun, but it's mostly laborious and often ludicrous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
November 24, 2010
Tillman Jr. never does find an interesting way to intertwine the three stories, leaving the tale of justice and injustice disjointed and disappointing.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Craig Mathieson
February 3, 2011
A vicious revenge flick riddled with unfulfilled ambitions.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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