Metascore
48

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    70
    Super-slick street-racing pic, based on a Nipponese manga series and set in Japan, is aimed squarely at the East Asian market, which it has conquered in spades since late June release.
  2. Reviewed by: Stina Chyn
    60
    As a matter of fact, Initial D is an anti-car racing film. It's not about thrills; it's about how to perfect the art of drifting, philosophy, and how to transcend the human condition.
  3. Reviewed by: R. Emmet Sweeney
    60
    Another oil-slick ode to man-on-auto lust, Initial D offers enough full-speed money shots to eke out a victory over its barrage of clich├ęs.
  4. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    50
    A slick but silly affair unlikely to appeal to anyone over the age of 15.
  5. Reviewed by: Shelly Kraicer
    50
    Slick though featherweight adolescent melodrama.
  6. 25
    Andy Lau and Siu Fai Mak, the men behind the successful Hong Kong police thriller trio "Infernal Affairs," should be arrested for directing Initial D.
User Score
6.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. RyanPoosersnitz
    Jul 1, 2007
    7
    I humbly admire this attempt to remake such a wonderful series. I feel that it did not quite stay true to the original series, example; where I humbly admire this attempt to remake such a wonderful series. I feel that it did not quite stay true to the original series, example; where the HECK is Cole? But they did add some nice touches, such as the romantic walk on the beach with Tak wearing a shirt that only says "69." I also like the amount of insults there were because Japanese translators believe that all us crazy American do is curse, and call people fags. Full Review »
  2. MalcomM
    Mar 8, 2006
    0
    Between A to D to Z, I give it a zzzzz.....
  3. JCheung
    Jan 25, 2006
    8
    What a great real life version, if you've ever seen any of the cartoons. For those who haven't, the driving in this movie What a great real life version, if you've ever seen any of the cartoons. For those who haven't, the driving in this movie definitely gives an interesting glimpse into what mountainous racing may be like. Full Review »