2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)



Critic Consensus: Beautiful people and beautiful cars in a movie that won't tax the brain cells.

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Vin Diesel opted to not appear in the sequel to the film the shot him to stardom in the first place, The Fast and the Furious. With the character of Dominic Toretto out of the picture, 2 Fast 2 Furious concentrates exclusively on the latest exploits of undercover agent Brian O'Connor, played by Paul Walker. In addition, with director Rob Cohen passing, producers have added a dash of credibility to the sequel by hiring John Singleton to helm. What does completely remain from the first film is the presence of fast-living underground street-racing gangs. Moving from Los Angeles to Miami, O'Connor is looking to redeem himself after the events of the first movie, so he again goes undercover to infiltrate another group of thuggish car enthusiasts. This time around he's enlisted the help of ex-con Roman Pierce (Tyrese) and fellow agent Monica Celemente (Eva Mendes) to bring down Carter Verone (Cole Hauser), an importer/exporter who heads up a massive drug trafficking operation. Heading up the supporting cast are hip-hop stars Ludacris and Fabolous. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi
PG-13 (for street racing, violence, language and some sensuality)
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Paul Walker
as Brian O'Conner
Tyrese Gibson
as Roman Pearce
Eva Mendes
as Monica Fuentes
Cole Hauser
as Carter Verone
Thom Barry
as Agent Bilkins
James Remar
as Agent Markham
Devon Aoki
as Suki
Amaury Nolasco
as Orange Julius
Michael Ealy
as Slap Jack
Jin Auyeung
as Jimmy
Edward Finlay
as Agent Dunn
Mark Boone Jr.
as Det. Whitworth
Matt Gallini
as Enrique
as Jimmy
Eric Etebari
as Darden
Troy Brown
as Paul Hackett
Sam Maloof
as Joe Osborne
Troy Robinson
as Feliz Vispone
Jose Perez
as Jose
Sincerely A. Ward
as Slap Jack's Girlfriend
Marianne M. Arreaga
as Police Chopper Pilot
Nievecita Dubuque
as Suki's Girl
Tequilla Hill
as Suki's Girl
Bettina Huffer
as Suki's Girl
Phuong Tuyet Vo
as Suki's Girl
Felecia Rafield
as Detective
Mateo Herreros
as Detective
Zachary L. Mann
as U.S. Customs Lead Agent
Lily Agosto
as Waitress
Tony Bolano
as Gardener
Tara Carroll
as Seductress
Neal H. Moritz
as Swerving Cop
Marianne M. Arrega
as Police Chopper Pilot
Tamara Jones
as Customs Technician
as Roman Pearce
Limary L. Agosto
as Waitress
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All Critics (159) | Top Critics (39)

The vehicular action in 2 Fast is profoundly low-tech, and engagingly brawny.

Full Review… | June 10, 2003
Village Voice
Top Critic

Director John Singleton once promised greatness with Boyz N the Hood. Here he's going through the paces with a story that was old by the second season of Miami Vice.

June 9, 2003
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Walker and Tyrese go for a no-frills style, giving the antiheroic protagonists solid emotional underpinnings before all the fancy driving gets started.

June 9, 2003
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

It's a terrible movie, stuck in plot idiocies and big, noisy set pieces like a tire mired in mud.

Full Review… | June 7, 2003
Top Critic

This John Singleton-directed sequel provides a breezy enough joyride,but it lacks the unassuming freshness of the economy-priced original.

Full Review… | June 6, 2003
Top Critic

Just another retread.

Full Review… | June 6, 2003
USA Today
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Audience Reviews for 2 Fast 2 Furious

2 much bling 2 much ka-ching! the hyper neon lit sequel bursts onto your screen dripping in so much hip hop/rap culture you'd think they were trying to tell us something. Seriously this film is uber ridiculous, its like a toy commercial, a comic book, its the 'Batman and Robin' and 'Batman Forever' of the car chase genre. I was looking to see if Joel Schumacher had a hand in this eye sore. The initial street racer sequence is the prime example of how utterly cheap and tacky this film is. Each racer is colour coordinated to their car, in other words one female driver is dressed head to toe in shocking pink (cos she's a girl you see). Her Honda 2000 is also customised completely in pink, her pit crew are all dressed in slutty pink attire (I quite liked that), the cars interior is completely pink and even the exhaust flames when the car accelerates are pink...really? come on this has to be a Schumacher job. So each driver is colour coordinated, one is all pink, one is all gold, one is all red but Walker lets the side down in his t-shirt and jeans. Everything about this film is all about street cred and bling, its god awful. The people in the street racing scenes consist of skimpily clad females (more so than the first film!) and bros with afros in baggy pants, it really is a complete stereotypical nightmare...in neon. The plot seems to be exactly the same as the first film too, Walker must again go undercover and infiltrate a drug dealers setup to bring him down. This time he isn't a cop but he still thinks he's Keanu Reeves and his speech pattern has become wildly street wise, lots of 'bros' and 'cus' with lots of hip hop handshakes. The problem with this film aside from the horrendous visuals and acting is the fact its pointless. There aren't really any street racing sequences bar one, even that is stupid because the film gives the impression a Mitsubishi EVO would struggle against a Camaro. Look US muscle cars can't beat Jap super saloons people!! US cars are bricks with V8/6 engines that go nowhere. There aren't really any outstanding stunts and what there is is CGI or greenscreen enhanced, and that includes the small racing sequences. Also the chase sequence at the finale is hilarious because its very clear the cars are all travelling very slowly. I know they can't really go at 120MPH+ the whole time but its so obvious! crawling along the highway with a bunch of cop cars right on there bumper lol! yeah right that's thrilling. The finale is dull, the characters are dreadful, its chock full of hip hop tracks...in short its an absolute babyish mess that appears to be catering for one specific audience...oh did I mention its all in neon. The Miami setting is perfect for this camp looking mess in all honesty, I've never seen so much brightly coloured crap, and I hate how Walkers Skyline is full of blue neon ugh. Its a crime what they have done to some of those cars, hideous. Just label this under Grand Theft Auto: Bling Heist.

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Since the first one was absolutely breathtakingly adrenaline pumping explosive car racing action packed, I had forgotten completely about 2 fast 2 furious 10 minutes later. But it is actually very well made. I could easily say that this film is amazing is it was made first, but that is not the case and there are the few loved characters from the original that have gone missing in this instalment, but putting that aside, I think it's safe to call this movie awesome! 2 Fast 2 Furious focusses on Brian O'Connor, the now ex-cop, who is working with the authorities, using his talents, along with his best childhood friend (Tyrese Gibson). Brian O'Connor must redeem himself in order to retrieve his badge again. This instalment in the "Fast and Furious" franchise is not the best, but it is a lot of fun!!!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

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