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The Fast and the Furious Reviews

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
March 27, 2015
A spectacular start to one of Hollywood's most surprising and popular franchises ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
This is a bad, bad movie. Skip it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cole Smithey
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review
May 12, 2009
... when characters are not racing at breakneck speed, the movie as a whole ceases to move.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
May be a cheesy movie, but it's a fun cheesy movie.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 18, 2008
It's all testosterone and swagger, and tries so hard to be cool that it's just the opposite.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Andrew Anthony
Observer (UK)
March 12, 2008
Not Point Break so much as Point Less.
Richard Luck
March 12, 2008
An exciting second-tier action flick.
Top Critic
Todd McCarthy
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.
Top Critic
Reece Pendleton
Chicago Reader
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.
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
It runs out of gas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Adam Smith
Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
This is probably the most fun to be had at the multiplex so far this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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.
| Original Score: C
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 11, 2006
...ultimately entertaining enough to warrant a mild recommendation...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic

Time Out
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.
Heather Wadowski
Film Threat
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
October 1, 2005
A film that stays true to what it tries to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
August 13, 2005
Visually striking thriller.
Michael Szymanski
February 24, 2004
The plot gets ridiculous as it's slowly revealed that one of them isn't what they seem to be at first, and continues to get more preposterous, but with better car crashes!
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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