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Fast Five

2011 "Get the Fifth Gear."
7.3| 2h10m| PG-13| en| More Info
Released: 20 April 2011 Released
Producted By: Universal Pictures
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Former cop Brian O'Conner partners with ex-con Dom Toretto on the opposite side of the law. Since Brian and Mia Toretto broke Dom out of custody, they've blown across many borders to elude authorities. Now backed into a corner in Rio de Janeiro, they must pull one last job in order to gain their freedom.

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byrann_gowan I gotta say that, every time I watch this movie, I get excited because it is so much fun to watch. That's the thing about these movies; they may be ridiculous, but they are soooooooo much fun! It is clear that everybody on this film had an absolute blast and I loved every minute of it!With that being said, the thing that I like about the series now is that it isn't just focused on the cars. I feel like the earlier installments, while still fun, were somewhat all style and no substance. Yes, I know that I'm talking about the Fast and the Furious movies, but it felt like this one had an actual plot outside of fast cars racing down the street. It was entertaining; it wasn't just nice looking.As said before, the actors all had a lot of fun with this movie. Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, of course, are the guys that heads the crew, while the rest of the crew are their usual, wisecracking and fun-loving selves. I particularly enjoyed seeing Gal Gadot pre-Wonder Woman. This time, they are joined by one of the most entertaining people in the acting business, Dwayne Johnson. Johnson was made for a series like this, and he gives it all he's got in a various amount of action set pieces.My one complaint is that the villain felt a little one-note. I didn't feel like there was any motivation for him, other than revenge. But, that is only a minor complaint, as the film itself was great!Definite recommend!
jacobjohntaylor1 I did not like the first movie of The fast and the furious. I like 2 fast 2 furious. And I like The fast and the furious Tokyo drift. And I like Fast and furious new model original parts. But this is better. This movie has a great story line. It also has great acting. It also has a lot of action. 7.3 is a good ratting. But this is such a great movie that 7.3 is underrating it. I give it 9. It is a great movie. Furious 7 is a better. But still this a great movie. If you like action movies then you will like this movie. This is a movie that you should see. I is a very cool movie. If you do not like this movie that's OK with movie. But if you do not then I do not think you do not like action movies.
Movie_Muse_Reviews The acceleration period of the "Fast & Furious" franchise is officially over. Now it's all pure speed. "Fast Five" pretty much blows the roof off of all previously held notions of what these movies are and could be. The action, the stunts, the cast — everything is bigger. With director Justin Lin and writer Chris Morgan returning from "Fast & Furious," the creative sensibilities are all the same, so clearly the $40 million in additional budget had a big role to play in the finished product.Audiences handsomely rewarded "Fast & Furious" at the box office; in "Fast Five," they reap the benefits. Never before have so many cars, trucks and trains been pulverized into scrap metal on the big screen. The stunts are simply huge. (I'd say grandiose, but this is the "Fast & Furious" franchises after all.) Morgan and Lin get the green light to do whatever they can imagine. Even if what they dream up doesn't make sense, it's fun to watch.Other than financial freedom, Morgan in particular has a lot more freedom of story. The unusual circumstances of the franchise's beginnings (i.e. Vin Diesel turning down the second film) created a recovery period of sorts. "Fast & Furious" had to bring Diesel's Dominic Toretto and Paul Walker's Brian O'Conner back together and reenergize fans of the 2001 original; "Fast Five" had a blank canvas. The usual tropes of these movies have been minimized and some passed over completely. It's a much looser and more fun movie.Surprisingly, the entire movie takes place in Rio de Janeiro. O'Conner and Mia (Jordana Brewster) have fled there after breaking Dom out of federal custody by flipping a bus of prisoners on a desert highway. That's the film's quick open. Dom is in Rio as well, and they all meet back up to pull off a job that will keep them on their feet. Only the job (boosting cars off a moving train) doesn't go quite as planned, and they have irked another powerful drug lord named Reyes, who "owns" Rio. They've also caught the attention of the FBI, who's sent its best man-hunter, Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) to bring them in. Morgan can't quite free these movies of the criminal good guys vs. law officer bad guys dynamic. On the plus side, at least it's no longer about whether or not O'Conner is going to do his job or throw it all away to help Toretto and co. He's firmly on their team now. On the other hand, you can imagine that the same war of conscience might befall Johnson's Hobbs and the woman he's picked as his sidekick, Elena (Elsa Pataky)."Fast Five" also brings back some old faces: "2 Fast 2 Furious" stars Tyrese as Roman Pierce and Ludicrous as Tej, as well as Matt Schulze, who played Vince in the original "The Fast and the Furious." Add Sung Kang as Han from "Tokyo Drift," and Gal Gadot, Tego Calderon and Don Omar from the last movie and you have a massive ensemble with which to play-act "Ocean's Eleven." That's essentially the model for this movie; all the characters have special talents and they're going to pull off a heist to take down the biggest boss-man in Rio. The characters also fit certain stereotyped roles, but that figures.Pretty much all criticisms of the plot and story mechanics become meaningless once Dom and O'Conner start speeding through the streets of Rio towing a gigantic safe in grand finale. The physics are questionable, but the movie stands out on the ingenuity of this action sequence alone, one that serves as an apt metaphor for this film series' reckless, bulldozing, couldn't-give-a-damn attitude. The "Fast and Furious" movies continue to ride comfortably in the seat of mediocrity, but they get to do it on the grandest stage yet in "Fast Five," and that ratcheted-up entertainment factor helps sway this movie into more favorable territory.~Steven CThanks for reading! Visit Movie Muse Reviews for more
hersheedontplay I just finished watching Fast & Furious 4 and now I'm starting this installment Fast Five. I must say so far this has been the very best transition from one installment to the next so far. Much better than any of the previous installments. I loved the introduction of the Rock in this installment as well as the fact that all of the originals were back. Now the stunts in this installment was were the best up until this point in the franchise library. Vince ... It was nice to have Brian save Vince in the last one Vince was in( part 1) because after that here in Fast Five they got along pretty well. Let me buckle down and tune in to this one ... I think I can recall much of this one and I recall it being pretty entertaining. Time for me a beer and movie time.... I'll add more if need be. Yes bring in the team. Yes this is when it got back good. I'm loving it. The mix of all the best from each installment prior to this one and it's on. This was the best one after 1