Faster Reviews

  • Faster ... leaves it to Johnson -- as deadly focused as a gunsight -- to make it all believable. The problem is, he can't..

    Adam Markovitz — Entertainment Weekly

  • Structurally "Faster" is as blocky as its star. Fancy camera angles and changes in hue cannot camouflage its stumbling, blunt-force narrative style, in which plot turns are dropped like bricks.

    Stephen Holden — New York Times

  • Most of it is pretty predictable, familiar stuff. But Dwayne Johnson has a presence whose sum is more than the total of his acting parts.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • By the end of this underwritten wanna-B movie, only the black-and-white muscle car is left standing with its dignity intact.

    Dan Kois — Washington Post

  • "Faster'' is meat-and-potatoes action with a side of crazy.

    Ty Burr — Boston Globe

  • After an initial burst of energy, things trudge along.

    Joe Neumaier — New York Daily News

  • Johnson's performance is one of seething rage camouflaging emotional scars as ugly as the physical ones, a grim, single-minded figure straight out of a Jim Thompson or Richard Stark novel.

    Gary Dowell — Dallas Morning News

  • ... a film as brutally simple and yet unexpectedly complex as 'Faster' becomes a pleasure in and of itself, and a thing to be cherished.

    James Rocchi — MSN Movies

  • 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.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • 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.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • Johnson's movies work best when he's playing his funny opposite. Comedy is hard. Badass is not.

    Tom Horgen — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • There is nothing subtle about "Faster," and that's the best thing about it.

    Bill Goodykoontz — Arizona Republic

  • This misfired actioner marks Dwayne Johnson's return to muscle movies, this time without any measurable humor.

    Robert Koehler — Variety

  • Despite much effort, neither Johnson nor director George Tillman Jr. can make this preposterous tale, the latest misfire from CBS Films, live up to its title.

    Lou Lumenick — New York Post

  • Whatever brownie points Tillman scored with "Notorious", "Faster" is that wake-up call that he's no John Woo.

    Roger Moore — Orlando Sentinel

  • There are a couple of plot twists that -- carefully seeded into the story -- are intended to shock and surprise but actually come across as contrived and highly implausible.

    Bruce Demara — Toronto Star

  • The Killer subplot looks and feels like it was grafted on with Krazy Glue. Thornton's character never adds up. And the film's big whiplash surprise ending is a real you've-got-to-be-kidding groaner.

    Stephen Cole — Globe and Mail

  • 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.

    James Berardinelli — ReelViews

  • A throwback to the '70s -- straight action with a few clever twists, all anchored by solid characters actors

    Kirk Honeycutt — Hollywood Reporter

  • The movie is in such a hurry that it doesn't bother to slow down for proper names, instead referring to its main characters as archetypes.

    Jake Coyle — Associated Press

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