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Fast Five dumb, fun 

Fast & Furious franchise motors on

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The fifth installment of the cars-go-vroom series takes the action to Rio de Janeiro, where the gang led by Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Jordana Brewster try to pull off One Last Job. That job involves making off with a crime kingpin’s millions while evading his militia and a U.S. agent (Dwayne Johnson) determined to bring them to justice. Diesel, Walker and Johnson seem to be competing for a Razzie award (Walker wins) as they swing their dicks through an overstuffed plot that necessitates too many breaks in the action. But the action, when it does come, is pretty fucking nuts. Director Justin Lin knows how to film fast cars and wild stunts in a way that’s both thrilling and coherent, and he delivers just enough of these sequences to make up for the movie’s stupidity.

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