Faster (2010) Review


Faster is a 2010 American action thriller film directed by George Tillman Jr.. Dwayne Johnson and Billy Bob Thornton star as a criminal seeking vengeance and the corrupt cop who pursues him, respectively. Tom Berenger, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Carla Gugino also appear.
Faster was released on November 24, 2010, and grossed $35 million against production budget of $24 million.
Upon leaving prison, James Cullen alias "Driver", breaks into a run until he retrieves his 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle, a gun, and some names. He drives to an office in Bakersfield, California and kills a man. Driver visits Roy Grone, who gave him the car and gun, where he forces him to give him more names.
Meanwhile, Driver is tracked by detectives Cicero and her partner Slade Humphries alias "Cop", who is on the verge of retirement, while his life is off track due to a debilitating heroin addiction. Cicero gets a break in the case when she recognizes Driver on video. Later, a nameless hitman, "Killer", is hired to kill Driver. Killer promises his girlfriend Lily it is his last job.
Driver heads to the second name on his list, an old man, Kenneth Tyson alias "Old Guy", who films his own personal snuff films. He is in the middle of filming a sexual assault involving a teenaged girl he drugged when Driver busts in the door, saving the girl and shooting him dead.
Killer initiates a gun fight in the hallway, but Driver escapes. This affects Killer philosophically, who proposes to Lily and takes the task personally. Cop and Cicero are investigating Driver's past and discover he was double crossed.
Cicero remembers Driver from a video of his older half-brother Gary's death, filmed by the videographer, Old Guy. On tape, an unidentified man shoots Driver in the head, but he narrowly survives, though a metal plate in his skull.
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