Fast & Furious Reviews

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Adam Ross
The Aristocrat
September 29, 2012
The tagline for this film is: 'New Model, Original Parts'. It should be: 'Are you dumb enough to pay for the same film twice?'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joshua Starnes
March 22, 2011
As hard as it is to believe, having the old gang back really does make a big difference, just not big enough. Lin isn't the director to offer anything new enough to make Fast & Furious worth your time unless you're a hardcore fan of the series.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
April 2, 2009
Fans who are only looking for automotive porn may enjoy themselves, but the relentless dude pandering eventually loses its charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
April 1, 2009
A tepid, repetitive and digitally augmented hot cars-hot women thriller that might probably won't give Vin Diesel and Paul Walker the career boost that The Fast and the Furious did.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
April 15, 2010
Here's hoping this is the last, but after the huge amount of money it has taken already in the States, don't be surprised to see a 5th.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 2, 2009
Fast & Furious is exactly and precisely what you'd expect. Nothing more, unfortunately.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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James Berardinelli
April 3, 2009
The end result, while it provides moments of kinetic entertainment, is too repetitive and uneven to be satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Pete Hammond
April 3, 2009
This souped-up edition is bigger, faster, louder - but not necessarily better.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Nell Minow
April 2, 2009
The imagination of the almost-identical title matches the imagination of the almost-identical script.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 31, 2009
We get stuck watching Vin Diesel and Paul Walker squint and say words in a weak approximation of acting, wasting precious time that could be spent enjoying street racers zipping through crowded thoroughfares and jumping over obstacles.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine
April 2, 2009
As exciting as they are, the action sequences still never pick up enough dramatic momentum to make us care.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
April 6, 2009
Paul Walker, with his two-day bristle of beard and touch-too-tan complexion, has the incipient, leathery look of a man who will look about two decades older when he turns 45.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times
August 30, 2009
'Neat to watch' summarizes the film quite nicely. The revenge subplot that drives Fast and Furious is uninteresting since we haven't seen these characters in eight years.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
September 10, 2009
'Fast & Furious?' The stars of this sequel are more like Sluggish & Vaguely Grumpy, though it's nothing a little bit of fiber in their diets couldn't cure.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 14, 2009
Fast & Furious is a piece of junk, but at least it is an entertaining and endearing piece of junk. For a franchise I actively dislike, this is the best of the bunch.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Anders Wotzke
August 1, 2009
If it's not fast and furious automotive action you're after, hoping instead for a cohesive character driven plot, then you're more likely to just get furious pretty damn fast.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Paul Chambers
July 17, 2009
A completely disposable action movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
April 5, 2009
A film that is neither too fast or furious (more like slow and cranky)...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Clay Cane
June 10, 2009
The dialogue resembled bad '80s porn with extreme overacting and cheesy one-liners. Ironically, Fast & Furious is like porn, you want them to shut up and get to the action!
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeffrey Bloomer
Paste Magazine
April 7, 2009
Plays like an overgrown parody of the first three movies combined.
Full Review | Original Score: 40/100
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
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