The Fast and the Furious Reviews

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April 30, 2020
Anything resembling dialogue or storytelling is actually just a mini-trampoline that allows TFAF to jump to higher levels of stupendous stuntery as the minutes and scenery flash by.
May 24, 2018
Exudes testosterone, American brawn... amazing car chases and races; it's a gear head's wet dream.
March 27, 2015
A spectacular start to one of Hollywood's most surprising and popular franchises ever.
December 28, 2010
This is a bad, bad movie. Skip it.
September 8, 2009
August 17, 2009
Sure it's a guilty pleasure watching stunt drivers put flashy state-of-the-art streetcars through impossibly daring maneuvers, but it's a happy indulgence nonetheless.
May 12, 2009
... when characters are not racing at breakneck speed, the movie as a whole ceases to move.
April 29, 2009
May be a cheesy movie, but it's a fun cheesy movie.
April 18, 2008
It's all testosterone and swagger, and tries so hard to be cool that it's just the opposite.
March 12, 2008
Not Point Break so much as Point Less.
March 12, 2008
An exciting second-tier action flick.
March 12, 2008
A gritty and gratifying cheap thrill, Rob Cohen's high-octane hot-car meller is a true rarity these days, a really good exploitationer, the sort of thing that would rule at drive-ins if they still existed.
March 12, 2008
While few of the paper-thin characters register long enough to make much of an impression, Diesel carries the movie with his unsettling mix of Zen-like tranquillity and barely controlled rage.
July 14, 2007
It runs out of gas.
December 30, 2006
This is probably the most fun to be had at the multiplex so far this year.
June 26, 2006
From first frame to last, this is an unabashedly B-Picture, elevated by A-level stunts but dragged down to C-level characterizations.
June 15, 2006
Returning the series to solid ground after 2 Fast 2 Furious leaned too heavily on cartoonish CGI effects, Tokyo Drift relies on old-fashioned stunt work that gives its best sequences a sense of brute physicality.
March 11, 2006
...ultimately entertaining enough to warrant a mild recommendation...
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
It doesn't matter that we know where it's going, what counts is that Cohen keeps his pedal to the floor and that his actors gun their lines with absolute conviction. Loud cars, fast music: this movie knows exactly what it's about.
December 6, 2005
At first it's an exhilarating ride with original action scenes that quickly become routine when they are thrown at the audience over and over.
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