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The Fate of the Furious Reviews

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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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 13, 2017
You know what you're getting before you go, and you get it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 13, 2017
If anyone here is having more fun than either Theron or Statham, it's their Italian Job director, F. Gary Gray.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
April 13, 2017
"Fate" gives fans of the franchise exactly what they want, provided they can ditch logic as easily as the movie does.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 13, 2017
"The Fate of the Furious" offers plenty of bang for your buck. Nothing but bang, as a matter of fact.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 13, 2017
Diesel and Johnson are at their testosterone-charged best. Theron, who seems to be auditioning to become the next Bond villain, is ruthlessness personified.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 13, 2017
"The Fate of the Furious" is a comedown from the gas-fume highs of the last three films, easily the best in the series. While it's far too soon to say that the franchise is running on empty, it looks like someone has been putting water in the fuel tank.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 13, 2017
You judge a Fast and the Furious movie on whether it delivers the action goods. It has to gasp and wheeze its way to get there, but, yeah, this one delivers the goods.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 13, 2017
Another spectacular entry in a dependably entertaining franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 13, 2017
Even amid the nonsense, the movie capably sells its all-about-family theme, narratively and otherwise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 13, 2017
The series seems to have at last entered its frustrating, decadent, spinning-its-wheels phase.
April 12, 2017
The action satisfies, even if the lines veer past campy into full-on cheese territory and the story is hazier than the smoke from a broken tailpipe.
April 12, 2017
It'll make its billion. That's what it was designed to do.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 12, 2017
Zoom, crash, repeat with squealing, burning and flaming tires - it's all predictably absurd and self-mocking, and often a giggle when not a total yawn.
April 12, 2017
The movie is the third cheeseburger, the fourth beer, the fifth ice-cream sandwich. It's gluttony, which is kind of enjoyable when you're in the middle of committing it but leaves you feeling sluggish and remorseful later ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 12, 2017
Nothing makes sense here. Nothing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 12, 2017
As I drove home in a car that seemed sadly non-badass, I wondered how long this unlikely yet irresistible franchise might last. Probably as long as it wants to.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 12, 2017
For something that is so flagrantly silly, F8 is awfully prone to lapses of self-seriousness and speechifying, with its own small zoo of animal-metaphor-based monologues.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 12, 2017
The action has become incoherent, largely past the point of enjoyability.
April 12, 2017
Is it so much to ask for dialogue that doesn't make you roll your eyes throughout "F8"? Or, you know, a story that adds up?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 12, 2017
The Fate of the Furious distinctly drops the level of quality in this series for the first time this decade.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 12, 2017
Buckle up knowing that this once-gritty franchise has officially reached the point of no return.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 12, 2017
Your mileage may vary when it comes to the over-the-top carnage and in-your-face machismo, but it's impressive just how bonkers Fate is, like a litter of kittens hopped up on grade-A catnip.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 12, 2017
Not as fast or fine as Furious 7, but still party time for action junkies and auto-erotics. The Rock and Statham steal the show from Diesel, which is a good thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 12, 2017
What once was billed as fast and furious has become increasingly loud and senseless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 10, 2017
A soap opera that just happens to cost millions of dollars and feature souped-up sports cars jumping over submarines.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 9, 2017
Thankfully, it's frequently also much funnier and lighter on its feet than previous outings, and a lot of that credit goes to Statham and Johnson, whose love-hate bromance feels like the real core of the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 9, 2017
Fate delivers exactly what fans have come to expect, for better and for worse, and it would be a shock to see it disappoint producers at the box office.
April 9, 2017
A dazzling action spectacle that proves this franchise is far from out of gas.
April 9, 2017
The plot twists suggest the kind of games that 11-year-old boys put together on the playground during recess, with women in peril and so many different parts for everyone to play that you begin to lose track of who everybody is.
April 9, 2017
The worst Fast and the Furious movie, it betrays almost everything that fans have come to love about the series.
Full Review | Original Score: C-