Mini Movie Review: Faster (2010)

Saturday 21 April 2012 @ 11:33 pm

This stars The Rock as Driver, a felon released from prison who promptly takes a mean looking 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle SS and acquires a hitlist to go after the crims responsible for putting him in the slammer. Meanwhile a suave and sophisticated assassin is hired to kill Driver whilst a cop (Billy Bob Thorton expertly doing the washed out cop shtick) who is days from retirement begins to piece all the clues together in an attempt to solve the case before Driver gets to the final name on the hitlist.

Only slightly spoiled by weak casting of the wimpy hitman, this is solid bloke-film territory with great action scenes, good car chases and no-nonsense brutality from The Rock who has little dialogue throughout the whole movie. You’ll have seen similar movies before but this one is executed with flair, style and keeps you watching til the very end where the rather tame twist is revealed.

Score: 4/5