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The fast lane to revenge; MOVIES.

Byline: DAVID EDWARDS

FASTER Cert 15, 98mins ***

After that ill-advised turn in a tu-tu in The Tooth Fairy, Dwayne Johnson rediscovers his action roots in a tyresquealing, bloodletting revenge movie.

He plays The Driver who, after a 10-year prison stretch, goes after the men who killed his brother. He's pursued by a junky cop (Billy Bob Thornton) and a hitman.

Packed with car chases and shoot outs, this isn't subtle, but there are lled ued Bob an. ases sn't some unexpected twists and surprisingly well-rounded characters, particularly Thornton's detective.

Not that characterisation is allowed to get in the way of people being shot, with Johnson - much like the runaway locomotive from Unstoppable - ploughing through the scenery to mete out justice.

THE REEL LOWDOWN IF YOU LIKED... Drive Angry, The Driver... YOU'LL LIKE THIS.

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DRIVEN TO DESPAIR: Dwayne Johnson and (left) Maggie Grace
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Mar 25, 2011
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