"Faster" is stripped for action without a moment wasted on unnecessary dialogue, exposition or nuances. It starts the moment Dwayne Johnson’s archetypical character Driver sprints out of prison after 10 years in stir and doesn’t stop until a bullet penetrates the brainpan of the last bad guy. Directed by George Tillman Jr., Faster possesses the white-heat fervor of ‘70s exploitation movies with a refreshing emphasis on actual stunts involving cars, weapons and actors who buffed up in the gym for months. No sissy CGI stuff here. (Okay, it’s minimal.)
This is a guy’s movie, where the female characters are as tough as the men. One woman celebrates her wedding with target practice out in the desert. She hits everything she aims at and doesn’t even bother to take off the wedding dress.
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