2 Fast 2 Furious Reviews

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 3, 2003
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 26, 2003
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Alex Pappademas
Village Voice
June 10, 2003
The vehicular action in 2 Fast is profoundly low-tech, and engagingly brawny.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
June 9, 2003
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.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
June 9, 2003
Walker and Tyrese go for a no-frills style, giving the antiheroic protagonists solid emotional underpinnings before all the fancy driving gets started.
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Christy Lemire
Journal News (Westchester, NY)
June 7, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
June 7, 2003
It's a terrible movie, stuck in plot idiocies and big, noisy set pieces like a tire mired in mud.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
June 6, 2003
This John Singleton-directed sequel provides a breezy enough joyride,but it lacks the unassuming freshness of the economy-priced original.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
June 6, 2003
Just another retread.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
June 6, 2003
How could we possibly reconnect with the primal urges of speed-demon street racers, without Vin's din? The answer, in two words: Vroom. Vroom.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ted Fry
Seattle Times
June 6, 2003
For all its technical prowess, pretty-boy looks and fetishistic appeal, 2 Fast is often laid low by a leaden script and a couple of glaring casting blunders.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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C.W. Nevius
San Francisco Chronicle
June 6, 2003
Nothing says summer film fun like explosions, guns and cartwheeling cars -- and that's all here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 6, 2003
The pic is closer to the PlayStation experience of Gran Turismo than to a movie. This is not to say that it isn't fun, only to say that it is more about sensation than sense.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
June 6, 2003
It's not every movie that would announce its shortcomings right in its title.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
June 6, 2003
Without Diesel, there's not much gas, at least not from the nonvehicular elements.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
June 6, 2003
Too much of 2 Fast 2 Furious plays like a colorful but inert timekiller that you might tolerate while dozing off in front of the TV, but only because you are too sleepy to reach for the remote control.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
June 6, 2003
A contender for the worst movie of 2003.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
June 6, 2003
Even if you resist recklessness, these car catharses surge with noise, energy and adrenaline.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
June 6, 2003
The movie 2 Fast 2 Furious is not 2 good, but as a mental junk-food diversion, it's an occasionally stimulating jolt.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
June 6, 2003
A mediocre film that could have been much worse.
| Original Score: C-
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
June 6, 2003
A chaotic blur of a movie with only one discernible objective: to rev the idling engines of a mostly youthful audience.
| Original Score: C+
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
June 6, 2003
Even more of a joy ride than the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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June 6, 2003
It's pure formula from start to finish, but that was obviously the goal from start to finish.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 6, 2003
It doesn't have a brain in its head, but it's made with skill and style and, boy, is it fast and furious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
June 6, 2003
This is better -- though less culturally interesting -- than the movie that inspired it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
June 6, 2003
Energetic if empty sequel.
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June 6, 2003
2 Fast 2 Furious is just 2 lame, 2 tame, and 2 much like a video game.
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
June 6, 2003
For the DVD special edition, they might consider removing everything but the races and chases, including its Smokey and the Bandit scramble; fast-forwarding may be just too much effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
June 6, 2003
A kind of Miami Vice with many more carz and numberz where all the adjectives used 2 go.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
June 6, 2003
A lark for anyone who's willing to check their brains at the concession stand for 100 minutes.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
June 6, 2003
2 Fast 2 Furious is that rare film that's perfectly described by one of its co-stars' names: Ludacris.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
June 6, 2003
2 Fast doesn't have the goods under the hood.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
June 5, 2003
2 Fast 2 Furious is among the most lethargic action movies I have ever seen: when Mr. Walker and Tyrese are not driving, it might as well be called 2 Slow 2 Tedious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
June 5, 2003
2 Fast 2 Furious is frequently 2 fast 4 its own good, and only about 1/2 as furious as the last one. You do the math.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
June 5, 2003
It's unapologetic hackwork aimed at guys who never forgave Mom for throwing out their Hot Wheels set.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
June 5, 2003
Instead of the multi-everything family that races, parties and thieves together, Singleton unleashes spasms of sadism and innumerable leering shots of girls gone wild, albeit -- alas -- not behind the wheel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
June 5, 2003
Splashy, shallow entertainment that delivers most of what its audience expects.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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John Anderson
Newsday
June 5, 2003
2Fast 2Furious has everything you want -- especially if what you want is 2Fast 2Furious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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David Chute
L.A. Weekly
June 5, 2003
This shaggy-dog sequel is ultimately satisfying for the most low-tech of reasons: The competitive bond between the two central characters.
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
June 5, 2003
The Fast and the Furious was no classic, but it got you where it was going. 2 Fast 2 Furious shows some speed as well, but it's traveling down the road already taken.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
June 4, 2003
Like its predecessor, 2 Fast 2 Furious has a good-natured and realistic sense of its own junky weightlessness.
Full Review | Original Score: C+