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Fast Five April 29, 2011
Fast Five
Studio: Universal
Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, sexual content and language.

Vin Diesel and Paul Walker return to star in "Fast Five." After breaking Dom (Diesel) out of prison, Walker's former FBI agent (Brian O'Conner) and his girlfriend, Dom's sister (Jordana Brewster) go on the run and wind up in Rio.

But they are eventually discovered, so Dom calls in his old buddies and shares a plan to rip off a crooked businessman (Joaquim de Almeida) who wants them all put away.

In addition to all of the familiar faces, there is a new player on the stage. Dwayne Johnson plays a federal agent who is hot on the trail of the fugitives.

And yes...there is a great fight scene between the two heavyweights, Diesel and Johnson.

As for the movie itself, I think this is the best chapter of the series. It's action-packed, with a clever caper thrown into the midst of all fast-paced street action. Johnson injects plenty of much-needed electricity into this fourth sequel, as does the city of Rio itself.

Admittedly, while the plot about pulling off one last job and then getting away is familiar, here it fits right in.

I think "Fast Five" is furiously fun....and I think you will too.

On my rating scale, "Fast Five" earns a HOME RUN.

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