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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: 32 out of 51
  2. Negative: 10 out of 51
  1. ArnoldC.
    Jun 20, 2006
    10
    This movie is hilarious - the most I've laughed in the past six months. It starts out completely ridiculous and only gets more so, 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. TrishB.
    Jul 22, 2006
    10
    I loved tokyo drift alot and hope to be a racer.
  3. SamK.
    Jul 10, 2006
    9
    I haven't had this much fun at a movie since seeing The Transporter 2. From the opening scene, in which you see the high school football I haven't had this much fun at a movie since seeing The Transporter 2. From the opening scene, in which you see the high school football team destroying a Native American piñata, you know you're in for some action-packed and politically incorrect fun. I have never seen such undeveloped female characters. All they did was objectify themselves. But in the end, who cares? The music is great, the visuals are stunning, and Han is just so damn cool! Here's hoping that they set the fourth installment in an equally exotic location. Expand
  4. A.Viewer
    Jun 16, 2006
    6
    It's better than the second one, that's for damn sure. Not brilliant, but fun.
  5. chw
    Jul 20, 2014
    6
    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.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. Sep 5, 2014
    4
    A strange departure from the previous F & F films and the subsequent F & F films in that it didn't feature Vin Diesel or Paul Walker orA strange departure from the previous F & F films and the subsequent F & F films in that it didn't feature Vin Diesel or Paul Walker or Michelle Rodriguez. In other words it was kind of a dud. It was also a step down from the other F & F films in terms of the story line surrounded a High School senior who liked to street race. The other F & F films are about adults who are part of the street racing world as a way of life-not folk trying to balance their relationship with their parents & school & street racing. It just isn't the same thing. There was an element of the adult world in the presence of a Yakuza gangster in Tokyo Drift but it wasn't comparable to anything else in the rest of the F & F franchise. As a stand alone project it is also hit miss-claiming that drift driving originated in Japan-when rally racers in Europe had been doing it long before DVD's ever existed. So, what can I say that good about it-its a good portrayal of spoiled western teens living in Tokyo with possessions that include custom cars. There isn't much good I can say about basically because it basically isn't a good movie. Expand
  7. M.Mudd
    Jun 19, 2006
    0
    Just like the last 2 movies, this movie has no plot and unless you are 16, it cannot be enjoyed!

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