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. 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.
  2. So what do we have here? Lots of cars going very fast.
  3. 63
    Regardless, it's sad that Singleton is taking Diesel's sloppy seconds.
  4. Without a plausible script, crisp dialogue or rounded characters, the majority of the picture will sag gracelessly.
  5. 40
    Without Diesel's brooding lunkhead presence it's more like "1/2 Fast 1/2 Furious."
  6. 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.
  7. 50
    Looks sleek and moves efficiently, but there's nothing too distinctive under the hood.
  8. 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!
  9. 70
    This is low-rent summer fun, exuberantly mounted, so leave your IQ in the glove compartment.
  10. 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.
  11. 70
    Not that there isn't a story at work here; there indeed is, but only just enough to sustain the action.
  12. Reviewed by: Clint Morris
    40
    About as anachronistic and generic as an action sequel could be.
  13. 60
    This shaggy-dog sequel is ultimately satisfying for the most low-tech of reasons: The competitive bond between the two central characters.
  14. 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.
  15. 50
    Plays like a colorful but inert timekiller that you might tolerate while dozing off in front of the TV, but only because you are too sleepy to reach for the remote control.
  16. 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.
  17. 63
    A lark for anyone who's willing to check their brains at the concession stand for 100 minutes.
  18. Not to say that it isn't fun, only to say that it is more about sensation than sense.
  19. 42
    The best thing about 2 Fast 2 Furious is Tyrese (terrific in Singleton's "Baby Boy"), whose charisma, looks and charm supply the picture with much-needed spark. It's too bad he's stuck in this spotty video game.
  20. 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.
  21. 12
    This movie only takes a few minutes to crash and burn, but more than an hour and a half to realize it.
  22. 10
    It's a terrible movie, stuck in plot idiocies and big, noisy set pieces like a tire mired in mud.
  23. 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.
  24. Unlike original director Rob Cohen, Singleton has no gift for giddy action and his movie is a crashing bore.
  25. Reviewed by: Michael Agger
    30
    2 Fast 2 Furious is just 2 lame, 2 tame, and 2 much like a video game.
  26. 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.
  27. A movie with a confident sense of its own worthlessness, it speeds by in a flurry of candy-coloured cars, bare midriffs, screaming engines and a pulsing rap soundtrack.
  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. 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.
  30. 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.
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 228 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 95
  2. Negative: 31 out of 95
  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 »