Fast & Furious Reviews

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
March 31, 2015
Provided a cinematic equivalent of NOS to the franchise with a tone shift that helped make it one of the most popular and profitable action series in the last decade.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm
March 30, 2015
...a combination of kinetic filmmaking and hulking charisma that can only be called bro bliss.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Laremy Legel
Film.com
May 6, 2011
Though I admit the title of the film is slightly dumb, I can't really fault much else going on here.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
September 21, 2009
One of the film's biggest laughs is showing title credits. Clearly, after a prologue in which thieves play chicken with a burning, tumbling oil tanker, the possibility exists this is a Steven Soderbergh experimental gamble. Dumb, fun & entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Bill Gibron
PopMatters
July 26, 2009
Fast & Furious could be called Grand Theft Autopilot. Lin knows that his demographic doesn't care about truth. They want to see stuff smash up - and in as outlandish and outrageous a way possible.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
May 25, 2009
works as a mindless collection of racing sequences and cool cars, made all the better because of Diesel's extremely likable bad-boy persona and a director who knows how to keep his foot on the gas, action-wise
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Todd Gilchrist
H Magazine
April 14, 2009
Guaranteed to provide simple, straightforward thrills for anyone seeking temporary distraction from the routine and monotony of a life not lived through the window of a candy-colored automobile.
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
April 11, 2009
Instant immersion is the style of this franchise, plunging audiences into high octane race and chase mode from frame 1. And it works.
Fred Topel
Can Magazine
April 9, 2009
The fastest, most furious movie ever. It is so fast, you'll be furious with excitement. I'm going to try to write my review fast, but that might make my editor furious.
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
April 9, 2009
If it were a DVD, you'd Fast & Forward to the chases, but not Forgive & Forget the crushing disappointment. In cinemas, you have to endure exposition and sob-you-were-my-best-friend scenes. It's clearly time for Fast & Furious Vs. The Transporter...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
April 9, 2009
Turn off your mind, though, and there's some fun to be had from some of the better whizz-bang sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
Neil Smith
Total Film
April 9, 2009
Slick action, hot hardware, shame about the screenplay... Still, it's the best since the original TFATF, and fans of Diesel's gravel-voiced swagger will get a kick seeing him reprise the role that put him on the map.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
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