Rated R · 98 minutes · 2010

Action, Thriller
Faster is a tough movie to review due to the fact that I went in expecting something completely different, due to the poor title and misleading marketing. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson plays “Driver,” a guy who gets out of prison and immediately sets out for revenge against the people who murdered his brother. He is pursued by two cops, Cicero (Carla Gugino) and “Cop” (Billy Bob Thornton), as well as rich hit-man “Killer” (Oliver Jackson-Cohen). Advertised as a sort of road-revenge picture, the movie is actually a dramatic whodunit that focuses more on Thornton’s drug-addicted detective than it does Johnson’s angry revenge-seeker. The twists and turns are easy to figure out, but the good actors in well-written roles make it work. It is, however, much heavier fare than I expected.
Official Site: www.fasterthemovie.com
Director: George Tillman Jr.
Producer: Martin Shafer, Liz Glotzer, Tony Gayton, Robert Teitel, Joe Gayton and Dara Weintraub
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Billy Thornton, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Carla Gugino, Maggie Grace, Moon Bloodgood, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Tom Berenger, Mike Epps and Xander Berkeley




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Portland Mercury Rock Beats Everything Faster is basically The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. There is nothing wrong with this. by Erik Henriksen 11/25/2010
Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week Tangled, Love and Other Drugs, Burlesque, 127 Hours and more. 11/24/2010
The Coast Halifax Faster isn't always better It's a smooth transition from wrestler to assassin for Dwayne Johnson. by Matt Semansky 11/25/2010

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