MOVIE: Fast Five
Fast Five (also known as Fast & Furious 5 and Fast & Furious 5: Rio Heist) is a 2011 street racing action film directed by Justin Lin.
It is the fifth film in the The Fast and the Furious film series and the fourth installment in terms of chronology preceded by Fast & Furious (2009). The film is also the first in the series to be released in IMAX and was released on April 29, 2011 in the United States.
The film begins where the fourth installment ended and before The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift, with former cop Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) leading an assault on the bus transporting Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) to prison.
Toretto is freed and the party splits up, making their way to South America.
O'Conner and Mia Toretto (Jordana Brewster) arrive in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil expecting to find Dominic, but their friend Vince (Matt Schulze) has not heard from him.
Vince needs O'Conner and Mia to help on a job he had lined up for Toretto: stealing 3 cars from a train (a DeTomaso Pantera GTS, a Ford GT40, and a Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Roadster).
The job goes awry when O'Conner notices that there are DEA agents on-board the train, and the cars had been seized in a raid.
The film opened to positive reviews. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 77% based on 75 critics have given the film a positive review, with a rating average of 6.2 out of 10.
To date, it is the best critically received of all the films. James Mottram of TotalFilm.com gave the film three stars (out of five) and stated, "full of foot-to-the-floor action, bikini babes and gleaming hoods, makes no attempt to adjust the formula."