Time Out says
Faster begins in a very Old Testament key, with an ex-con referred to only as Driver (Johnson) emerging from a dusty prison, picking up a killer set of wheels and decorating a drab telemarketing office with a guy's bullet-splattered brains. Let the roaring rampage of revenge begin! Except this is really a tale of redemption, in which the man formerly known as the Rock must learn to forgive those who done him wrong...while still mutilating them, of course. The have-it-both-ways approach quickly grows tiresome and tedious. But at least it's not The Tooth Fairy.