After 10 years in prison, Driver (Dwayne Johnson) has a singular focus - to avenge the murder of his brother during the botched bank robbery that led to his imprisonment. Now a free man with a deadly to-do list in hand, he's finally on his mission...but with two men on his trail - a veteran cop (Billy Bob Thornton) just days from retirement, and a young egocentric hitman (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) with a flair for the art of killing and a newfound worthy opponent. The hunter is also the hunted. It's a do or die race to the list's finish as the mystery surrounding his brother's murder deepens, and new details emerge along the way hinting that Driver's list may be incomplete.
- George Tillman Jr.
- Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Carla Gugino, Maggie Grace, Moon Bloodgood
- Action and Adventure
- Run Time
- 1 hour 33 minutes
Structurally "Faster" is as blocky as its star. Fancy camera angles and changes in hue cannot camouflage its stumbling, blunt-force narrative style, in which plot turns are dropped like bricks.Stephen Holden, New York Times, 11.24.2010
After an initial burst of energy, things trudge along.Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News, 11.23.2010
Johnson's performance is one of seething rage camouflaging emotional scars as ugly as the physical ones, a grim, single-minded figure straight out of a Jim Thompson or Richard Stark novel.Gary Dowell, Dallas Morning News, 11.23.2010
The redeeming factors of this heavy-handed, dumbed down movie for action-loving young males are its eccentricities and contradictions.Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile, 01.30.2011