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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
Guylaine Cadorette
September 8, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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 Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
May be a cheesy movie, but it's a fun cheesy movie.
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.
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
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.
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.
July 5, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Guylaine Cadorette
September 27, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
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.
David Poland
Hot Button
January 7, 2003
I can't hate The Fast and the Furious. It's not a hateable movie.
Matthew Turner
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
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Melodramatic, preposterous, excessive -- this movie is all that. Yet it is also magnetically appealing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
You can almost smell the exhaust and burnt rubber!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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