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Faster Movie Review Summary

Actors: The Rock, Billy Bob Thornton, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Jennifer Carpenter

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A nameless driver gets out of prison and goes directly into a nearby office building, killing a man. He then finds a friend from whom he demands a list of names, which he is given. He was a bank robber with his brother, who was shot in the head after his brother had his throat cut open. They put a metal plate in his head and saved his life before sending him to jail, and now it seems he is hunting down the men responsible for killing his brother and ruining his life. Now that he's out murdering people, two others start hunting him down. A drug-addled cop tries to hunt him down for the murders, and an assassin has been given the driver's photo an a contract on his life. As the driver continues out into the world, killing others, he is nearly killed by the assassin but escapes, which is the first time someone has ever escaped from the assassin, making him take the job personally. The cop's fellow detective recognizes the driver; she shows him a video taken of the attempted murder of the driver by one of the men responsible. The driver tries killing one of the men with an icepick, since he's inside a club where guns aren't allowed. Since the stabbed man doesn't die but instead goes into surgery, the cop waits in the hospital for the driver to come back. When he does, he gets in a gunfight with both the cop and the assassin, and the assassin manages to shoot him in the neck. After visiting his mother to get his wound sewn up, he must hunt down the last name on the list: the man who killed his brother. Finding him, however, won't be easy.
Best part of story, including ending: It's a very average thriller with a misleading title-- there are only two car chases, both of which are relatively short. Still, it's decent for its genre.

Best scene in story: When we first meet the assassin, we meet his girlfriend and get to know his daily life. It's not often a film develops its killer like this, and I appreciated it.

Opinion about the main character: The driver obviously isn't a good guy, but there is a certain nobility in wanting to claim concrete revenge for the death of family, plus the Rock is a charismatic screen presence.

The review of this Movie prepared by R.W. Hainline a Level 29 Superb Fruit-Dove scholar





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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   present 2000+ Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   vigilante hunting down criminal(s) If this is a criminal POV story...    -   criminals killing each other

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   criminal Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   impaled Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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