There is a lot to enjoy about Faster. It's got some high adrenaline action, a dour, stone-faced turn from Dwayne Johnson (The Rock), fast cars, and plenty of guns. Sprinkle in Carla Guigino, Billy Bob Thornton, and Mr. Eko, and I'm as happy as can be.
Sure, the movie isn't for everyone. Logic and tactics are thrown right out the car window, and the three interlocking stories of violent men might not be for everyone. Both Driver's (The Rock) the Cop's (Billy Bob) stories are entertaining, but I couldn't care less about Killer's plight, nor his girlfriend/fiance (the always annoying Maggie Grace).
In the end, this film will feel right at home amongst 70's action flicks, and it has enough noir hints to satisfy those looking for a downer film. It's not going to win any awards, or maybe even be that memorable in a few years, but for 98 minutes, I was thoroughly entertained.
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Dan Fleming is the writer/co-creator of Warrior Twenty-Seven, the independant comics anthology. He's been known to bury his nose in books since the earliest of ages, and has been busy writing a crime novel for a few moons. His comic work can be viewed at www.warrior27.thecomicseries.com. He is also one half of the podcasting duo, The Potato League Podcast, which can be found on Podbean. He can be contacted at either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org