Review: Fast & Furious 5 (12A)

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JUSTIN Lin directs his third instalment of the franchise, which reaches a turbo-charged fifth chapter with original cast members Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Jordana Brewster reprising their pivotal roles.

After former cop Detective Brian O’Conner (Walker) and his lover Mia Toretto (Brewster) break her brother Dominic (Diesel) out of custody, they manage to stay one step ahead of the authorities by regularly criss-crossing borders.

However, they are backed into a corner in Rio de Janeiro and the only way to gain their freedom is to carry out one final daredevil job.

On their trail is federal agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson, pictured above), who flouts the rules, but always gets results.

He amasses a top crew to bring Brian, Dominic and Mia to justice.

However, Hobbs quickly learns that no one is truly innocent and there are other men who want the fugitives dead.