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 Jan 25 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1.
American Sniper
Warner Bros.
$64.4 5 $200.1 C+
2.
The Boy Next Door
Universal
$15.0 1 $15.0 C+
3.
Paddington
Weinstein Co.
$12.4 2 $40.1 A-
4.
The Wedding Ringer
Screen Gems
$11.6 2 $39.7 D
5.
Taken 3
Fox
$7.6 3 $76.1 B-
6.
The Imitation Game
Weinstein Co.
$7.1 9 $60.6 B+
7.
Strange Magic
Touchstone
$5.5 1 $5.5 NA
8.
Selma
Paramount
$5.5 5 $39.2 A
9.
Mortdecai
Lionsgate
$4.1 1 $4.1 C-
10.
Into the Woods
Walt Disney Pictures
$3.9 5 $121.5 B-
* in millions

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