Former cop Brian O'Conner partners with ex-con Dom Toretto on the opposite side of the law. Since Brian and Mia Toretto broke Dom out of custody, they've blown across many borders to elude authorities. Now backed into a corner in Rio de Janeiro, they must pull one last job in order to gain their freedom. As they assemble their elite team of top racers, the unlikely allies know their only shot of getting out for good means confronting the corrupt businessman who wants them dead. But he's not the only one on their tail. Hard-nosed federal agent Luke Hobbs never misses his target. When he is assigned to track down Dom and Brian, he and his strike team launch an all-out assault to capture them. But as his men tear through Brazil, Hobbs learns he can't separate the good guys from the bad. Now, he must rely on his instincts to corner his prey... before someone else runs them down first. Written by
Because of the negative reaction from car enthusiasts regarding the use of CGI backgrounds and locations, director Justin Lin insisted "Fast Five" has a limited use of it to focus more on practical effects. See more »
Among the places Mia suggests fleeing to to avoid extradition are Japan and Hong Kong. In fact, both governments have extradition treaties with the U.S. See more »
Dominic Toretto. You are hereby sentenced to server 25 years to life at the Lompoc Maximum Security Prison system, without the possibility of early parole.
See more »
The credits showing the main cast, also show memorable scenes from every previous "The Fast and the Furious" movie they have been in See more »
no longer a car movie, this is a slick heist flick
This sequel has basically moved away from the core of the first film which was about fast cars and slick driving into a pure seemingly impossible heist film. And I do have to say the way they pull of the whole vault theft was pretty good.
The plot is Dom, Brain, and Mia are living in Rio de Janerio and on the run. It starts out with a pretty good action of them along with some other bad guys stealing cars out of a moving train. I don't think I believe that's possible, but it was still cool to watch. Any ways these guys there are working with work for the drug lord criminal of all of Rio, Reyes. They take this car that Reyes wanted and it turns out a chip was hidden in it that tells the locations of where Reyes hides his money.
Mean while, the Rock plays a US agent hunting them down in Brazil. Dom decides to pull of the heists of all heist and sends for help, where we get some other characters from previous films. So, then we get to see if the plan works.
BTW, the whole part of 2 cars pulling a very heavy fault down the street and racing was very silly. No way that is possible, but it was still entertaining.
FINAL VERDICT: I like impossible heist movies, so I give it a positive recommendation.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?