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  • Summary: Adapted from the hit Manga series, this film focuses on teenage boys and fast cars.
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: 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Reviewed by: Shelly Kraicer
    50
    Slick though featherweight adolescent melodrama.
  5. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    50
    A slick but silly affair unlikely to appeal to anyone over the age of 15.
  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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4

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