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  • Summary: Set in the sexy and colorful underground world of Japanese drift racing, the newest and fastest customized rides go head-to head on some of the most perilous courses in the world. (Universal)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 31
  2. Negative: 9 out of 31
  1. 83
    The opening half-hour may prove to be a disreputable classic of pedal-to-the-metal filmmaking.
  2. 70
    Manna from gearhead heaven, the third and most guiltily pleasurable Furious emits the crude thrills of a 1950s drag-racing cheapie, only with souped-up Toyotas and Nissans in place of gas-guzzling hot rods, and slinky Asian temptresses substituted for poodle-skirted teenyboppers.
  3. As idiot car-crash movies go, "Tokyo Drift" is pretty fun, and certainly a more-than-decent entry in this franchise.
  4. 50
    The racing sequences are the series' meat and potatoes, but in terms of story, Tokyo Drift barely offers a stalk of asparagus.
  5. This third installment of the popular series about fast cars and the posturing boys who love them is best viewed as an energetic cartoon, an unintentionally amusing, head-shaking guilty pleasure that will divert those not in the mood for anything more profound than gleaming metal and preening women.
  6. 40
    The problem with contemporary Hollywood isn't that so many of the movies it's churning out are based on formula; it's that so many directors take perfectly good formulas and wreck them with bad filmmaking.
  7. Lucas Black, who looks as much like a high school kid as George Bernard Shaw, speaks in a thick Southern accent that hasn't been heard on any leading man since the second act of "Our American Cousin."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 48
  2. Negative: 9 out of 48
  1. ArnoldC.
    Jun 20, 2006
    This movie is hilarious - the most I've laughed in the past six months. It starts out completely ridiculous and only gets more so, approaching the level of sheer one-dimensional unbelievability within the first two minutes. Hundreds of busty girls, Japanese who don't speak a drop of Japanese, evil mobsters, and hundreds of Maaad Driiifts - this is what makes American cinema great. Every conventional gauge of a good movie fails, but that;s where it suceeds - its so goddarn awful that its incredibly perfect. No joke, Tokyo Drift exceeded every expectation I had, and they were all pretty high. Expand
  2. BryanN.
    Jul 13, 2006
    Awesome movie, camera angles captures ingeniuosly, the story was fine, hillarious, and at the same time full of mind-playing action. I especially loved the japanese settings and spectacular drift races. Expand
  3. AlistairM.
    Jul 8, 2006
    I Found the movie to be really good. The whole plot has absolutely nothing to do with the japanese culture, it was just that drifting is big in japan, so that would seem the right place to set the story. [***SPOILERS***] It has a great plot otherwise, although when han is killed it is kind of sad. Expand
  4. A.Viewer
    Jun 16, 2006
    It's better than the second one, that's for damn sure. Not brilliant, but fun.
  5. chw
    Jul 20, 2014
    The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift wasn't the best Fast and Furious movie, but it was the fourth good one, after 1. Fast & Furious 6 2. Fast Five and 3. The Fast and the Furious (2001). Expand
  6. Mar 8, 2014
    It's just the same mindless car chases that we have already seen in the two previous installments. The plot is messy, the film is noisy, and it has nowhere new to go. Expand
  7. M.Mudd
    Jun 19, 2006
    Just like the last 2 movies, this movie has no plot and unless you are 16, it cannot be enjoyed!

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