Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Oliver CohenJackson, Carla Gugino, Maggie Grace, Tom Berenger.
GEORGE Tillman jun’s turbocharged revenge thriller follows an ex-con on a five-day suicide mission to avenge his murdered brother. With its thunderous action, Faster has the hallmarks of a decent video game once it has been towed away from cinemas. Tillman jun’s film hastily sketches the two-dimensional characters on either side of the corrupt law and embraces the need for speed as characters attempt to outrun each other in their impressive motors. Dwayne Johnson blasts sugarcoated memories of family comedy The Tooth Fairy to smithereens in the brooding lead role. The film puts the pedal to the metal and leaves coherent plot and characterisation in a cloud of exhaust fumes, and us choking on the implausibilities. FAMILY WATCH: No Swearing, No Sex, Violence.