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
A thinner script, a bigger stunts budget and a cast that is busting at the seams from all the muscle and machismo. It even has Joaquim de Almeida to chew the scenery as the proto-bad guy drug lord.
It's a total paint-by-numbers Fast and Furious, but with everything cranked up to a ridiculous level (and a lot of the flab trimmed away). If the opening scene does not make you realise that using your brain is a drawback, you shouldn't watch Fast Five. But if you can switch off, it's a lot of fun (especially the totally unrealistic final action sequence).
It's the action move that just keeps on giving. For fans there is a sense of conclusion to the characters, but who has been watching these for the story? Car porn and explosive action: that is pretty much this package. Sit back and enjoy.
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