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Action, Drama - Gangland, Fast & Furious

Fast & Furious 5

Released 2011 Rating (UK) 12A
Source of story An original screenplay using characters from the franchise
Writer/s script Chris Morgan, Gary Scott Thompson (characters)
Director Justin Lin
Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Dwayne Johnson, Elsa Pataky
Elevator Pitch The gang break their leader out of a prison bus and they all move on to Rio de Janeiro where they plan a heist against a cartel boss. But their plans are derailed when an FBI supercop arrives on the scene, with a team of agents, ready to arrest them.
Content A number of spectacular car based stunts, some shoot outs in the havilas with automatic weapons, some hand to hand combat. A completely loony climax involving…
A View What little plot there was kept being derailed by the need for action sequences involving guns or cars or sometimes both. And honestly the actors would have been more expressive if they had worn crash helmets. However, the lack of dialogue allowed me to turn off the sound for quite long periods. Inexplicably quite liked by the critics and it made a lot of money.

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