Turbo-charged thriller

FASTER (15)

Evening Express (City Final) - The Guide - - BIG SCREEN - Da­mon Smith

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.

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