Metascore
38

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 35
  2. Negative: 14 out of 35
  1. 63
    Regardless, it's sad that Singleton is taking Diesel's sloppy seconds.
  2. 50
    Looks sleek and moves efficiently, but there's nothing too distinctive under the hood.
  3. 75
    A video game crossed with a buddy movie, a bad cop-good cop movie, a Miami druglord movie, a chase movie and a comedy. It doesn't have a brain in its head, but it's made with skill and style and, boy, is it fast and furious.
  4. The result? Well, as expected, director John Singleton ("Boyz N the Hood") did not make a movie as good as "FF1." This is way better.
  5. 63
    A lark for anyone who's willing to check their brains at the concession stand for 100 minutes.
  6. Reviewed by: Glenn Kenny
    63
    Singleton’s film is, in fact, pretty enjoyable if you look at it as the B-movie it really ought to be, rather than the E-ticket major studio release it actually is.
  7. Not to say that it isn't fun, only to say that it is more about sensation than sense.
  8. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    50
    At least 2 Fast is self-aware enough to know that it's trash, which is worth half a bonus point. Lack of pretension helps the viewer get over the fact that this is just another retread.
  9. Lacks the charismatic presence of Vin Diesel, who has priced himself right out of the franchise. Without Diesel, there's not much gas, at least not from the nonvehicular elements.
  10. So what do we have here? Lots of cars going very fast.
  11. Without a plausible script, crisp dialogue or rounded characters, the majority of the picture will sag gracelessly.
  12. The film has enough wild driving to satisfy any "French Connection" fan or "Bullitt" buff, but there's precious little for anyone else to enjoy. 2 foolish + 2 flashy = 4 get it!
  13. 12
    This movie only takes a few minutes to crash and burn, but more than an hour and a half to realize it.
  14. 70
    Not that there isn't a story at work here; there indeed is, but only just enough to sustain the action.
  15. 40
    It's really all about the cars, kandy-kolored nitro-injected streamline babies with sweeter curves than a Playboy photo spread, more personality than Rome, Brian and Monica combined and enough juice to send a fleet of rockets to the farthest reaches of the known universe.
  16. Reviewed by: Clint Morris
    40
    About as anachronistic and generic as an action sequel could be.
  17. 20
    It’s all very nice to look at, sure, but pretty colors and molten intercoolers aside, 2 Fast 2 Furious is about as exciting as a Yugo in quicksand.
  18. 2F2F, under the cut-to-the-chase direction of John Singleton, strips the package known as the Mindless Summer Movie down to its barest components of wheels, skin, and a pulsing soundtrack.
  19. Unlike original director Rob Cohen, Singleton has no gift for giddy action and his movie is a crashing bore.
  20. 70
    This is low-rent summer fun, exuberantly mounted, so leave your IQ in the glove compartment.
  21. 60
    This shaggy-dog sequel is ultimately satisfying for the most low-tech of reasons: The competitive bond between the two central characters.
  22. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    60
    While this John Singleton-directed sequel provides a breezy enough joyride, it lacks the unassuming freshness and appealing neighborhood feel of the economy-priced original.
  23. Not about good storytelling, but it knows to turn up the volume, cut to dizzying closeups of driver's eyes as they negotiate dangerous bends and indulge its audience in the soul slaps, fanny grabs and head nods that govern this racing lifestyle.
  24. 50
    Singleton abandons the underground racing subculture that gave the first film its allure, relying instead on lazy thriller plotting that's only a bag of donuts and a freeze-frame away from the average TV cop show.
  25. Reviewed by: Alex Pappademas
    30
    The script, and the actors' breezy performances, work inasmuch as they get us to the chase on time.
  26. My hand trembles slightly as I type these words, but the truth is that while watching 2 Fast 2 Furious, the follow-up to the pleasurably cheap-thrills sleeper "The Fast and the Furious," I realized just how much I miss Vin Diesel.
  27. Reviewed by: Michael Agger
    30
    2 Fast 2 Furious is just 2 lame, 2 tame, and 2 much like a video game.
  28. Unfortunately, all of these supremely expressive vehicles come equipped with drivers, principally a pair of crash-test dummies played by Paul Walker and Tyrese, whose low-gear dialogue makes the whine of engines sound like the highest poetry.
  29. It's a kind of "Miami Vice" with many more carz and numberz where all the adjectives used 2 go.
  30. 10
    It's a terrible movie, stuck in plot idiocies and big, noisy set pieces like a tire mired in mud.
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 231 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 97
  2. Negative: 31 out of 97
  1. Jan 20, 2014
    3
    Other than the sweet cars, this is a predictable mess that fails to thrill filled with stereotypical and annoying characters. Makes it even worse when the only person who could lift at least a bit more the series is absent. Full Review »
  2. Oct 24, 2013
    0
    I'd go so far as to say that if you really liked this film, you have a career working in fast food to look forward to. Get it? Fast food? 2 Fast 2 Furious takes it for granted that the audience is comprised of morons. And maybe we are-all those bad video games have gone to our head. If the souped up, day-glo cars could have driven themselves, the movie could easily have done without the actors. Beautiful people and beautiful cars in a movie that won't tax the brain cells. Full Review »
  3. Oct 3, 2011
    3
    The film image has always been Vin Diesel. Without Vin Diesel movie seems to represent a completely different direction and before the movie stops making sense. After watching this movie several questions are asked by the audience. Full Review »