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After 10 years in prison, Driver (Dwayne Johnson) has a singular focus - to avenge the murder of his brother during the botched bank robbery that led to his imprisonment. Now a free man with a deadly to-do list in hand, he's finally on his mission...but with two men on his trail - a veteran cop (Billy Bob Thornton) just days from retirement, and a young egocentric hitman (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) with a flair for the art of killing and a newfound worthy opponent. The hunter is also the hunted. It's a do or die race to the list's finish as the mystery surrounding his brother's… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Only Gugino, one of the most underrated actresses in Hollywood, displays emotional complexity - and do you really need that in an action flick? Actually, yes."
‑ Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"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
"Inundated with liches and lazy plot twists, this Dwayne Johnson vehicle is a complete waste of time."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"A hollow poser through and through."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"A slow, turgid thriller featuring pointless and poorly executed car chases, chasm-like logic gaps, dreary characters and phoned-in performances."
‑ Alistair Harkness, Scotsman
"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
"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
"enough grunt to send audiences home feeling there's potential in the former wrestler as the successor to Schwarzenegger and company"
‑ James Luxford, The National
"There are a lot of good examples of films that explore the deeper conflict and hypocrisies surrounding the brutality of getting even and the toll it takes on the soul/psyche of the vengeful person. This ain't one of those movies."
‑ Dave White,
"It's an exercise in synthetic attitude, and proof that Jason Statham, with his not-dissimilar Charles Bronson remake The Mechanic, has dislodged Johnson as the more reliable tough action star de nos jours."
‑ , Daily Telegraph
"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
"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
"If this was a tiny bit smarter (think Desperado, or even Kill Bill Vol. 1) or a whole lot dumber (Machete), it would be so much nearer to hitting its target."
‑ Mayer Nissim, Digital Spy
"Who is the unseen Mr Big who masterminded the massacre? The answers to these questions prove to be not particularly interesting, and the religiose conclusion appears to be a bid for support from the Bible Belt."
‑ Philip French, Guardian
"Writers Tony and Joe Gayton feed the trio just enough lines to make it seem like a team effort."
‑ Charlotte O'Sullivan, This is London
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