The Fate of the Furious Reviews

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July 31, 2017
Like a good car the series needs all of its parts to work. And also like a car, if you keep adding more parts, it only works better. (I know nothing about cars.)
April 14, 2017
Just when the Fast-and-the-Furious-on-Ice finale threatens to drag on past the point of action-setpiece endurance, director F. Gary Gray has the grace to send a supercar from heaven as an actual answer to prayer.
April 14, 2017
The Fate of the Furious offers everything you might want from the series, but those offerings are beginning to look ever so slightly stale.
April 14, 2017
Oh what a cheery, trashy car crash of a movie we have in Fast & Furious 8, which does, once again, exactly what it says in the instruction manual in the glove compartment.
April 14, 2017
In the words of Kurt Russell's FBI maverick, Mr Nobody: "Rule number one. Know your audience." The powers-that-be certainly know us.
April 13, 2017
You know what you're getting before you go, and you get it.
April 13, 2017
If you're not interested in seeing a fleet of cars get chased across a frozen lake by a Russian submarine, that's between you and your maker. As long as you are, [Fate] is a wildly entertaining thrill ride that never lets its foot off the gas.
April 13, 2017
If the fate of the Furious series is to grow somehow both wearier and dumber with age, then the eighth film is proof of a mission firmly accomplished. And there's no shame, Vin, in hanging it all up after a job well done.
April 13, 2017
"The Fate of the Furious" begins and ends with adrenaline-spiking scenes - a drag race through Havana, an airplane brawl - that remind you why this gear-head franchise is still purring along. As for the two hours in between . . . not so much.
April 13, 2017
[It] will earn zillions of dollars during the first nanoseconds of its global opening this weekend, so who am I to call it soulless, graceless, witless, incoherent -- even for the franchise -- and, not incidentally, brain-numbingly long at 136 minutes?
Top Critic
April 13, 2017
It feels like the movies have gotten as big as they can get, and the gleeful absurdity that drove them is losing ground to the specter of obligation.
April 13, 2017
One of these decades, Dom and company will be saving the world in turbo-powered wheelchairs.
April 13, 2017
If anyone here is having more fun than either Theron or Statham, it's their Italian Job director, F. Gary Gray.
Top Critic
April 13, 2017
I get that these movies are not primarily targeted at English-speaking audiences, but they've got a writer (Chris Morgan, who's done a half-dozen of these) on payroll. He could try writing a little. It would pass the time.
April 13, 2017
The Fate Of The Furious -- a.k.a. The Fast & The Furious 8 -- is faster and furiouser than ever. Accelerating speed and furiousness is pretty much a given when you've had eight tries at this.
April 13, 2017
The often silly, always outrageous, comfortably formulaic films about fast cars and chosen family have a charm that manages to permeate the crusty exterior of even the most curmudgeonly of critics.
April 13, 2017
[Gray] has the common sense to slow things down now and then, letting the charismatic players (among them Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, and Kurt Russell) carry the show instead of bombarding viewers with action.
April 13, 2017
Holy motors! Excuse me while I catch my breath. This is perhaps the fastest and, if not, certainly the most furious of the Fast & Furious movies.
April 13, 2017
I predict they'll be eventually leaving skid marks on the moon, as long as their varooms are answered by box-office ka-chings.
April 13, 2017
At this point, shuffling alliances and adding a few big-name actors... is about all that can be done to distinguish one outing from the next, which doesn't prevent the movie from feeling mechanical, and -- at well over two hours -- a little bloated.
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