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 13 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1. $73.0 1 $73.0 B+
2. $16.5 3 $209.0 D+
3.
Tammy
Warner Bros.
$12.9 2 $57.4 B
4. $6.7 5 $172.0 B-
5. $5.9 5 $152.1 B
6.
Earth to Echo
Relativity
$5.5 2 $24.6 C-
7.
Deliver Us From Evil
Screen Gems
$4.7 2 $25.0 D+
8.
Maleficent
Walt Disney Pictures
$4.2 7 $222.0 B-
9.
Begin Again
Weinstein Co.
$2.9 3 $5.3 B-
10.
Jersey Boys
Warner Bros.
$2.5 4 $41.7 B-
* in millions