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 Jul 27 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1.
Lucy
Universal
$44.0 1 $44.0 B
2.
Hercules
Paramount
$29.0 1 $29.0 C-
3. $16.4 3 $172.1 B+
4.
The Purge: Anarchy
Universal
$9.9 2 $51.3 C-
5.
Planes: Fire & Rescue
Walt Disney Pictures
$9.3 2 $35.1 B
6.
Sex Tape
Sony
$6.0 2 $26.9 C+
7. $4.6 5 $236.4 D+
8.
And So It Goes
Clarius Entertainment
$4.6 1 $4.6 C-
9.
Tammy
Warner Bros.
$3.4 4 $78.1 B
10.
A Most Wanted Man
Roadside Attractions
$2.7 1 $2.7 B
* in millions