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Fast & Furious Reviews

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Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
May 1, 2009
It definitely could have used more humor and, according to the alpha males in my viewing party, more sex appeal...and we're not talking about injectors and camshafts.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
April 24, 2009
With his sleepy-eyed gaze and biceps that no shirt can contain, Diesel quietly commands the movie.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 24, 2009
What's amazing about this loud, lazy film (they couldn't even be bothered to give it a title) is that it's still entertaining
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
April 20, 2009
With Diesel anchoring the storyline, and director Lin dazzling us with his car crashing extravaganzas, Fast & Furious will likely unleash another series of sequels.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
April 18, 2009
What is this, the fourth 'Fast and Furious' movie?
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Peter Canavese
Palo Alto Weekly
April 17, 2009
Furious entertainment for a moment of "populist rage." But it's hard to escape the feeling that Fast & Furious is more than a little...mechanical.
| Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey Lyles
Gazette (MD)
April 17, 2009
The ending leaves just enough of a cliffhanger that a fifth installment is all but guaranteed. If it's anything like this one, I'm down for the ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
April 17, 2009
The latest film is extremely noisy, features some fine stunt driving, particularly in its opening sequence, but it's dramatically a bit of a dribbler. I'm still trying to figure out the relationship between the opening of the film and the ending.
Julian Shaw
FILMINK (Australia)
April 17, 2009
Diesel's bassoon-voiced, low-watt charisma seems best placed in this franchise, and there is an undeniable spark with his foil Walker, who's all white teeth and Californian tan.
Leigh Paatsch
Daily Telegraph (Australia)
April 17, 2009
Early, pre-credit scenes are so meticulously choreographed and expertly edited that you just cannot wait for the real film to begin. However, minutes later, you can't help wishing the thing would just hurry up and finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Paul Byrnes
The Age (Australia)
April 17, 2009
There are only a couple of things to be said about this movie: the cars are fast, the racing is faster and none of it makes the slightest bit of sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
April 17, 2009
The soundtrack pounds away as the cars compete in the most unbelievable races with so many quick cuts and CGI that you hardly know who's where in relation to anyone else. But it doesn't matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
April 17, 2009
The film appears to have been not so much directed as welded together out of other bad movies that have crashed and burned.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
April 17, 2009
As far as car chase movies go, it's right on the money with great action scenes, terrible dialogue and some seriously sub-par acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
April 17, 2009
"Ride or die, remember?" Er, not really, no. More like "Yawn and forget", as Nabokov once recommended. Only 13-year-old boys and Jeremy Clarkson could possibly enjoy this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
April 17, 2009
The story makes precious little sense but the car chases help to keep you awake and smouldering hunks Walker and Diesel get to make eyes at each other one more time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

London Evening Standard
April 17, 2009
Both screenplay and plotting are basic but the action scenes are a wonder to behold if you can forget the number of civilians who would have been killed as the chases progress through various cities.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 17, 2009
It's just filler between lots of jerkily edited car porn.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mickey McMonagle
Sunday Mail [UK]
April 17, 2009
Lots of action scenes with the cars, while the cast pretend to drive fast. And that's it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
April 14, 2009
Fast & Furious represents a drastic drop in quality for the series. The reason is simple: it abandons the central premise of the franchise, which seems a betrayal of the very thing that made the other entries so enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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