Statham and Johnson butt heads in a full-metal screwball hoot

Dir: David Leitch. Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Vanessa Kirby, Idris Elba, Cert 12A, 135 minutes

Buddy movies don’t come any more riotous than this Fast and Furious spin-off in which Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham trade punches and put-downs as super-agents with fists of fury and hearts of gold.  

The running gag is that bulging, Nietzsche-quoting American operative Luke Hobbs (Johnson) and geezer-ish British uber-spy Deckard Shaw (Statham) truly, madly, deeply loathe one another. 

They’re supposedly working together to save the world from a killer virus. But the B-grade Bond set-up is quickly revealed to be an excuse to place Johnson and Statham in close proximity and let them have…

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