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The Fast and the Furious Reviews

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March 27, 2015
A spectacular start to one of Hollywood's most surprising and popular franchises ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
September 8, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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-
April 29, 2009
May be a cheesy movie, but it's a fun cheesy movie.
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.
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
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
March 11, 2006
...ultimately entertaining enough to warrant a mild recommendation...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
October 1, 2005
A film that stays true to what it tries to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 13, 2005
Visually striking thriller.
July 5, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 27, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 6, 2003
It's dumb as a post, sure, but man, does it get your heart pounding and the adrenaline racing through your bloodstream.
January 7, 2003
I can't hate The Fast and the Furious. It's not a hateable movie.
October 30, 2002
High-octane action thriller that does exactly what it says on the tin: fast cars, great stunts, cool characters and a halfway-decent plot, it's B-movie heaven.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 15, 2002
Melodramatic, preposterous, excessive -- this movie is all that. Yet it is also magnetically appealing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 10, 2002
You can almost smell the exhaust and burnt rubber!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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