Faster (2010 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||George Tillman, Jr.|
|Produced by||Martin Shafer
|Written by||Tony Gayton
Billy Bob Thornton
|Music by||Clint Mansell|
|Editing by||Dirk Westervelt|
|Studio||Castle Rock Entertainment
State Street Pictures
|Distributed by||CBS Films (United States)
TriStar Pictures (international)
|Running time||98 minutes|
After ten years in prison, a man known as 'Driver' (Dwayne Johnson) attempts to hunt down the people responsible for killing his brother during a bank job. However his mission is hindered as a veteran cop (Billy Bob Thornton) and a determined hitman (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) are in hot pursuit.
- Dwayne Johnson as James Cullen / Driver
- Billy Bob Thornton as Detective Slade Humphries / Cop
- Oliver Jackson-Cohen as Killer
- Courtney Gains as Prescott Ashton / Telemarketer
- John Cirigliano as Kenneth Tyson / Old Guy
- Lester Speight as Hovis Nixon / Baphomet
- Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Alexander Jarod / Evangelist
- Carla Gugino as Detective Cicero
- Maggie Grace as Lily
- Moon Bloodgood as Marina Humphries
- Tom Berenger as Warden
- Mike Epps as Roy Grone
- Xander Berkeley as Sergeant Mallory
- Matt Gerald as Gary Cullen
- Annie Corley as Mrs. Cullen
- Jennifer Carpenter as Nan Porterman
- Michael Irby as Vaquero
Variety reported in May 2009 that Dwayne Johnson was in final negotiations for his role and that Phil Joanou would be directing. That September it was reported that Joanou had dropped out and George Tillman, Jr. would direct. Salma Hayek was considered for the role of Cicero, but a week before filming was started and she dropped out due to "scheduling issues". Hayek was replaced by Carla Gugino. Principal photography began on February 8, 2010 in Los Angeles, California and continued in Pasadena and Santa Clarita in California.
The film received mixed reviews from critics. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 44% of 81 critics have given the film a positive review, with a rating average of 5 out of 10. It holds a Metacritic score of 44 out of 100. 
Roger Ebert for the Chicago Sun-Times said that, "Rotate the plot, change the period, spruce up the dialogue, and this could have been a hard-boiled 1940s noir. But it doesn't pause for fine touches and efficiently delivers action for an audience that likes one-course meals".
Box office 
The film grossed $12,200,000 over the five-day Thanksgiving release. It stayed in theaters until February 10, 2011. The film quickly declined and ultimately grossed $35,626,958 worldwide. The film was produced on a $24 million budget.
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