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Faster

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Vigilante thriller fails to keep much of an exciting pace...

Faster review

The lack of meaning in the title of this slick Dwayne Johnson revenger means it could equally be called Louder, Hungrier or even just More – a grunting stab at urgency and hyperbole.

Johnson is somewhere near his narrow-eyed best as an ex-con out for revenge after a mean 10-year stint, gunning down his marks with the ruthlessness of a Charles Bronson vigilante spree.

But the film piles up too many sub-plots and side-issues – Billy Bob Thornton’s drug-addled detective and Oliver Jackson-Cohen’s sleek hitman shadowing Johnson – leaving it struggling to keep up momentum.

An alternative ending ekes out the action but you can see why they binned it.

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