I gotta admit, I expected a movie like this from Dwayne Johnson a looooooong time ago. About the same time he busted loose with “The Rundown”, I expected him to jump right into badass action hero territory like “Faster”, but instead … well, instead he didn’t. Looks like he’s making up for it now, because “Faster” looks incredibly bloody and badass and right up my alley.
After 10 years in prison, Driver (Dwayne Johnson) has a singular focus – to avenge the murder of his brother during the botched 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 – 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.
Starring Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Maggie Grace, Moon Bloodgood, Billy Bob Thornton, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Matt Gerald, Annie Corley, Oliver Jackson-Cohen and directed by George Tillman Jr.
Put the pedal to the metal November 24, 2010.
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