DVD Review

Fast Five

FIFTH TIME'S A CHARM Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, and Vin Diesel in Fast Five
Image credit: Jaimie Trueblood
FIFTH TIME'S A CHARM Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, and Vin Diesel in Fast Five
EW's GRADE
B

Details Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama; With: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and Paul Walker; Distributor: Universal Pictures

I'll be honest: I tuned out after 2006's ridiculous threequel The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. (Wow, a movie about skidding!) And frankly, the return of chrome-domed lug nut Vin Diesel in subsequent sequels didn't exactly sweeten the deal for me to come back. But the franchise's fifth chapter, Fast Five (2011, PG-13, 2 hrs., 11 mins.), is better than you'd expect thanks to Dwayne ''The Rock'' Johnson's straight-faced FBI agent. Still, the best reasons to catch up with the grease-monkey gang on DVD are the EXTRAS, which fetishize the flick's muscle cars and dissect some of its most insane and ill-advised stunts. It's like an episode of Top Gear directed by Michael Bay. B
Originally posted Sep 28, 2011 Published in issue #1175 Oct 07, 2011 Order article reprints
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Weekend of Sep 14 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1.
No Good Deed
Screen Gems
$24.5 1 $24.5 C
2.
Dolphin Tale 2
Warner Bros.
$16.5 1 $16.5 C+
3.
Guardians of the Galaxy
Walt Disney Pictures
$8.0 7 $305.9 A-
4. $4.8 6 $181.0 C+
5. $4.3 5 $73.0 F
6.
The Drop
Fox Searchlight
$4.2 1 $4.2 B
7.
If I Stay
Warner Bros.
$4.0 4 $44.9 C-
8.
The November Man
Relativity
$2.7 3 $22.5 C
9.
The Giver
Weinstein Co.
$2.6 5 $41.3 C-
10.
The Hundred-Foot Journey
Walt Disney Pictures
$2.5 6 $49.4 B
* in millions

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