Fast Five Reviews

  • A balls to the wall action film, and never for a second does it deviate.

    Julian Roman — MovieWeb

  • The film is basically Ocean's Fourteen starring a multiculti version of the cast of Jersey Shore.

    Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly

  • In a free-for-all like this, where the laws of gravity and dictates of narrative logic are left to eat dust, it doesn't matter when anything takes place or why.

    Manohla Dargis — New York Times

  • Who knew the fourth sequel to The Fast and the Furious would not only refuel a flagging franchise, but lead the pack as the best of the bunch?

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • By shifting into a previously untapped gear, it delivers the most entertaining "Fast and Furious" adventure while also getting 2011's summer movie season off on the right lead foot.

    Sean O'Connell — Washington Post

  • "Fast Five'' is, so far, the most honest Hollywood movie of the year. It's also the most fun.

    Wesley Morris — Boston Globe

  • Now this is how you make a summer movie.

    Elizabeth Weitzman — New York Daily News

  • Gets lots of mileage from a combination of high spirits, scorn for the laws of physics, readily renewable energy and an emphasis on family values -- not those of the nuclear family, but of hell-raising, drag-racing outlaws...

    Joe Morgenstern — Wall Street Journal

  • The series takes the curious, surprising and rather brave route of ditching the street-racing shenanigans that defined the series in favor of a more standard action-oriented plot. It's an interesting approach, but the series' shallowness remains

    Gary Dowell — Dallas Morning News

  • The chemistry of the core cast - steered by Vin Diesel and Paul Walker - keeps this outing from running on fumes.

    Lisa Kennedy — Denver Post

  • ...a film that's custom-built to combine the swift horsepower of characters we like with the stylish chrome of fresh changes is a welcome pleasure.

    James Rocchi — MSN Movies

  • [Johnson's] skin looks as though it's been slathered in butter; his enjoyment is infectious and keeps the movie speeding along.

    Bruce Diones — New Yorker

  • What it all comes down to is a skillfully assembled 130 minutes at the movies, with actors capable of doing absurd things with straight faces, and action sequences that toy idly with the laws of physics.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • The whole thing progresses to one of the looniest heists of all time. The result is the most exciting, visually jazzy, and absurd entry in the series.

    Michael Wilmington — Chicago Reader

  • Defying laws of physics, laws of acting, and the law of diminishing returns, Fast Five delivers a ridiculously fun mix of motorized macho mayhem and multicultural bonding.

    Steven Rea — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Here's a popcorn flick strong enough for a man and gentle enough for a woman.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • You can't say Fast Five delivers the goods, but it delivers what it's supposed to.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • The Fast and Furious roadshow isn't slowing down a bit in Fast Five, by most measures the best of the bunch, combining fresh casting choices, interesting Rio locales and literally smashing bookended action sequences.

    Robert Koehler — Variety

  • Instead of a vroomer, we get a knucklehead "Ocean's 11."

    Kyle Smith — New York Post

  • Something like Ocean's Eleven and its various numerations, except with muscle cars and knuckleheads and without the laughs.

    Peter Howell — Toronto Star

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