FASTER (2010 U.S.) D: GEORGE TILLMAN JR. W: JOE GAYTON W/P: TONY GAYTON P: LIZ GLOTZER/MARTIN SHAFER/ROBERT TEITEL
Hardcase Dwayne Johnson is released from a maximum security prison only to immediately jump into a souped-up Chevelle and hunt down and kill the men who killed his brother for bank hesit money. This kicks-off like it might be a superior revenge flick with an edge, but gets less fun and more tiresome and predictable as it progresses. The shoehorned inclusion of a wealthy, driven hitman character (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) in order to complete the GOOD, BAD, UGLY triad (along with jukie cop Billy Bob Thornton) was a particularly bum note. Also, i`m all for a serious big budget B movie with darker hues, but there`s a lot of dodgy material here (child abuse, addiction etc.) that doesn`t really belong as filler in what`s essentially a popcorn action movie. The ridicilous plot holes are a minor quibble compared to that. With Carla Gugino, Maggie Grace, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Xander Berkeley, Tom Berenger, Jennifer Carpenter, Mike Epps, Courtney Gains and Jim Gaines. Clint Mansell provides the score when it`s not (well chosen) oldies, including Guido and Maurizio De Angelis` Goodbye My Friend from STREET LAW! Tillman also directed NOTORIOUS.

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