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| Fast Five (2011)
After violently breaking Dom out of prison, Brian and Mia join Dom in Rio and immediately sign up to steal some cars from a train. Which is heroic and laudable, obviously. But it’s okay, they’re not bad guys or criminals because Mia’s pregnant. Yeah, that’s how it works.
This is a film with a single redeeming feature: a muscular, spectacular, carnage-laden car chase to close the movie brought about by SPOILER attaching a giant safe to two cars that drag it at high speed through the city. The car action is largely very well done but elsewhere this is a bafflingly scripted action movie where our heroes are escaped felons, recidivist car thieves, extremely violent and plotting to steal $100 million and keep it for themselves. Why exactly should we want them to succeed? And this is yet another film that completely wastes Dwayne Johnson. This is being enthusiastically hailed as director Justin Lin’s best sequel in this franchise but that’s not saying much. Fast Five? Generous five.
This movie contains a single sexual swear word out of nowhere, mild swear words, adult dialogue, sensuality, extreme melee violence, gun violence
Classified 12A by BBFC. Persons under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.