Fast 5 (2011)

The evolution of the franchise from anencephalic car-thrills with mixed success to a blockbuster collection able to hold its weight on a competitive level, F5 turbo-charges the staple high-octane V8 thrills with the X-factor: a reunion of all-stars from past chapters, The Rock, & a [gasp!] good story. 8/10.

Plot Synopsis: Ever since ex-cop Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) and Mia Torretto (Jordana Brewster) broke her brother Dom (Vin Diesel) out of custody, they’ve traveled border to border to evade authorities. In Rio de Janeiro, they must do one final job before they can gain their freedom for good. Assembling their elite team of car racers, Brian and Dom know they must confront the corrupt businessman who wants them dead, before the federal agent (Dwayne Johnson) on their trail finds them.

Official CLC Score: 8.5/10