Excerpt: George Tillman Jr.’s 2010 revenge fueled action film, Faster, may not look like anything that would stand out from the countless other action films that Hollywood churns out every year but looks can be deceiving.
Summary: The film had a lot of promise. Sure, we’ve all seen revenge films before. This cast could have made it work. The film ends up in a messed up series of vignettes. Tillman wants so much to be Tarantino that it must be frustrating. He seems like a smart enough guy in the intros.
Excerpt: Isn’t it just a little ironic that aside from Dwayne Johnson’s kiddie fare, Faster is his slowest paced movie? That’s not an issue, flaw, or problem, it’s that the title implies something else entirely.
Conclusion: 'Faster' had me wanting to see how well an action film would work in my hometown. Instead, movie magic (as none of the film was made here) created a town that is nothing like reality, as every single location has errors that make it obvious to anyone who has even driven through town.
Conclusion: Faster is a surprisingly excellent Action picture that's more than muscles and guns, not that there's anything at all wrong with muscles and guns Action movies done right. Faster builds complex characters from a structurally simple plot and dares to do more than merely jump from one action scene to...
Excerpt: In theory Faster is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s return to the violent, gritty, action movies he should have been doing all along. Faster is violent and gritty but, when it comes to action, there’s just not a lot of it.
Excerpt: Spending the last few years of his career trying to make family audiences adore him, Dwayne Johnson has elected to return to his action roots with the thriller "Faster." Wonderfully sleazy in spurts, R-rated, and filled with asphalt-peeling car stunts, the picture has enough nasty attitude in the...
Excerpt: Though Dwayne Johnson’s onscreen career has had its ups and down, he deserves a hat-tip for only occasionally taking the most obvious career path available to a man whose body looks like it has the stopping power of a highway median divider.