By Jonathan Decker (family therapist, film critic)
REVIEW (GRADE: C+)
As a loud and speedy “switch-off the brain” type of movie, Fast Five (the fifth in The Fast and the Furious series) is entertaining. It has charismatic characters, gunfights, parkour foot-chases, daring heists, insane driving, car crashes, and big stunts. The biggest draw for me, though, was a promised brawl between macho titans Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson (I abhor real-life violence but am a sucker for a good fight scene…I can’t explain it). That scene, despite being filmed too closely and over-edited, is a crowd-pleasing display of physicality.