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Fast & Furious 6 Reviews

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
June 3, 2013
Just as the plot threatens to run out of gas, Lin rescues the film with a spate of vastly ridiculous and therefore enjoyable set-pieces, most of which involve means of conveyance designed to make the cars look puny.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
May 24, 2013
Exists purely to showcase how idiotically over-the-top action sequences can become when annoyances like gravity are tossed to the side.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
May 24, 2013
Some of the action sequences are insane. No, really. Absurd, impossible, physics defying, triage-required stuff. No matter. That's the foolish rush of a franchise that must go faster and faster and furiouser and furiouser.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
May 24, 2013
How you feel about "Fast & Furious 6" is a matter of perspective.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Charity
CNN.com
May 24, 2013
Ludicrous, but undeniably fun and surprisingly affectionate, this is really all you could ask of a car crash movie, and more.
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Ian Buckwalter
The Atlantic
May 24, 2013
Furious Six continues on in the same vein as its predecessor, and may just be my favorite of the lot.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.8/10
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Tom Russo
Boston Globe
May 24, 2013
For their own part, Vin Diesel and the "F&F" handlers seem eager to assert how they've molded a series of installments into, yep, a saga, complete with expansive, twisty continuity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Adam Nayman
Globe and Mail
May 24, 2013
That the movie is so indifferently written shouldn't really be a surprise. The dialogue is just there to mark time between the set pieces, and it's nice to report that Lin has outdone himself in that department.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jen Chaney
Washington Post
May 24, 2013
Fast & Furious 6 is much like the other Fast & Furious films. Which is to say it does its thing pretty well.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
May 24, 2013
There's a Road Runneresque sense of madness that's undeniably infectious. If only it was played off characters who had some sense of reality, who weren't such obvious constructions, and who spoke fewer leaden lines.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
May 24, 2013
It pretty much goes without saying that the script by Chris Morgan, who penned most of the previous installments, is achingly stupid and beyond ludicrous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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May 23, 2013
[The action is] glorious while it lasts, but then the film goes back to figuring out how to keep its oversized vessel from taking on water. And that's more hard work than it's worth.
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
May 23, 2013
A satisfying thrill ride, at least on a par with the earlier installments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
May 23, 2013
If Fast & Furious 6 were any dumber, the script would have been written in crayon ... [But] in terms of sheer action adrenaline, it may be the best film of the franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
May 23, 2013
A comedown from the high of "Fast Five," but the physics-be-damned stuntwork and girl-on-girl beatdowns keep this series the guiltiest of pleasures.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 23, 2013
It's a ripsnorting carmageddon that stylizes automotive annihilation the way John Woo used to choreograph death and destruction with guns and explosions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mick LaSalle
Hearst Newspapers
May 23, 2013
Sometimes Fast & Furious 6 is engrossing, sometimes absurd, and some of the action is so outlandish it makes the audience laugh. But whatever it is, it's always some variety of fun.
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Jocelyn Noveck
Associated Press
May 23, 2013
Happily, amid all the noise, the races -- there's a terrific one through the streets of downtown London -- the crashes and the outlandish stunts, there is some humor, and it's very welcome.
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Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader
May 23, 2013
[Director Justin Lin] manages to imbue the material with Hawksian notions of masculinity, group dynamics, and moral authority even as he preserves the franchise's multicultural milieu and gleefully exaggerated action sequences.
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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
May 23, 2013
Perhaps the most annoying thing about the movie: The final scene sets up yet another sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
May 23, 2013
Lin understands this track inside and out, backwards and forwards - four directions out of countless others in which he spins us.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 23, 2013
The plot and dialogue are still stilted and stupid, but that only proves that Justin Lin, who has directed the last four F & Fs, has his priorities straight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
May 23, 2013
'Fast and Furious 6' is the fastest, funniest and most outlandishly entertaining chapter yet. I'm not kidding, I kinda loved this insanely stupid movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 23, 2013
Nothing classic here, except the vehicles. But if you're looking for revved-up cars, trucks, tanks and tunnel racing, F&F6 is King Kong on wheels.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
May 23, 2013
True, the movie doesn't know when or how to put the brakes on. It does, however, understand precisely what it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
May 23, 2013
The whole thing becomes no different than a six-year-old knocking his toys together and making noises.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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May 23, 2013
It's dumb fun -- nothing more, nothing less.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Christopher Borrelli
Chicago Tribune
May 23, 2013
Sustains its joyful, unpretentious ridiculousness so perfectly that I secretly hoped the "6" meant "hours long"...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
May 23, 2013
Let's just cut to another car chase, OK? That's what this franchise knows how to do, and if that's the kind of popcorn fun you're looking for, "F&F 6" has the goods.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
May 22, 2013
Here's a movie that could easily have been dialogue-free. And probably would have been better for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly
May 22, 2013
A borderline ridiculous, over-the-top demolition derby that also happens to be a perfectly constructed low-IQ blast.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
May 22, 2013
For my money, "Furious 6'' is more fun than "Skyfall''' and a lot more fun than the deadly dull "Star Trek Into Darkness,'' both of which ask you to take their silly plots way too seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
May 21, 2013
Furious 6 is even cooler and more aerodynamically delirious than its predecessor, if such a thing is even theoretically possible.
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
May 21, 2013
Most of the stunts are digital and the pleasures are video-game-stupid.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
May 21, 2013
Lin and his team do an extraordinary job of staging the ever-escalating action sequences, up to a jaw-on-the-floor finale involving various four-wheel vehicles in and around a cargo plane that's trying to take off.
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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
May 17, 2013
Everyone involved at last seems to understand that the mode here is comic. Previous entries suffered from self-important glumness that gummed up the fun whenever the cars weren't racing.
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Laremy Legel
Film.com
May 15, 2013
Has something for everyone, so long as everyone wants their action supercharged.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Derek Adams
Time Out
May 14, 2013
With its puerile dialogue, daft performances, flat comic repartee and ear-rupturingly loud sound levels, the experience of watching 'Fast & Furious 6' is like listening to death metal pour out of 500-watt speakers while being strapped to a pneumatic drill.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
May 13, 2013
This new entry will only add mightily to the good fortunes of Universal's biggest franchise; no matter how silly and outlandish the action gets -- and it does become ridiculous -- it also delivers the goods its audience expects.
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Scott Foundas
Variety
May 13, 2013
Faithful fans and passersby alike should be more than pleased by this superior piece of classical action craftsmanship.