The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Image
Metascore
46

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics What's this?

User Score
6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 212 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Starring: ,
  • 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]

Trailer

Please enter your birth date to continue:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
Autoplay: On | Off

Where To Watch

Stream On
Stream On
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. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    70
    Pumping high-performance gas back into the series after a second lap sputter, third entry stays in high gear most of the way with several exhilarating racing sequences, and benefits greatly from the evocative Japanese setting.
  3. As idiot car-crash movies go, "Tokyo Drift" is pretty fun, and certainly a more-than-decent entry in this franchise.
  4. The director also makes a nod to Japan's rich history of genre filmmaking by casting action legend J. J. Sonny Chiba as a cigar-smoking yakuza. Chiba's presence momentarily classes up a passable youths-ploitation flick into a transcendent piece of movie trash.
  5. 50
    The F&F series is the 21st century's beach movie, one for some beachless future world where the kids are crowning 25 and seem capable of living off of hair gel and exhaust fumes.
  6. 40
    It’s a weak sequel, to a weak series.
  7. 25
    The F&F franchise ran out of gas half way into the 2001 original.

See all 31 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 58
  2. Negative: 10 out of 58
  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. Dec 16, 2010
    10
    Why is this movie so great? Well 4 reasons:

    1. Tokyo is a city built for racing, at night; ho **** fking **** 2. Cars...dayum 3. Girls, yum
    Why is this movie so great? Well 4 reasons:

    1. Tokyo is a city built for racing, at night; ho **** fking ****
    2. Cars...dayum
    3. Girls, yum yumm. Naughty anime girls ;)
    4. Han is a fking champ. He's a boss. All star right there.
    Expand
  3. salmank.
    Dec 26, 2006
    9
    The movie was deinitely better than the 2nd one.the new environment in form of tokyo was brilliant.thankgod the lead hero was changed.the The movie was deinitely better than the 2nd one.the new environment in form of tokyo was brilliant.thankgod the lead hero was changed.the storyline was stronger than the 2nd movie too and the surprise vin diesel intro was just priceless. the drifting technique was a great change and the whole drag racing fiasco was put to an end.good job guys. Expand
  4. 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
  5. JustinS.
    Jul 4, 2006
    5
    Laughably bad. There were some parts that were just unintentionally hilarious. They try to have some sense of plot but the acting and script Laughably bad. There were some parts that were just unintentionally hilarious. They try to have some sense of plot but the acting and script is so bad that its unwatchable without a sense of humor. One of my favorite parts was when a character addressed another character named Han by saying "Hey Han" and sure enough subtitles showed up saying "Hey Han". The action is OK, but even the drifting gets boring after a while. A last minute cameo by a star of the original does nothing to save this ridiculously horrible film. Expand
  6. Apr 5, 2015
    4
    The Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift is dull and can honestly be skipped. The film spends way too much on time on cardboard characters and a storyThe Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift is dull and can honestly be skipped. The film spends way too much on time on cardboard characters and a story that is formulaic and predictable rather than focus on the fun action. This action when focused on doesn’t feel fun and exciting like it kind of did in the first one or like it did in the second but is boring. Some of the visuals are cool and one race is decent but I don’t care. The lack of substance or interesting characters has always been an issue in the franchise buts its especially prominent here when there is no one to attach to and the excessive time we spend with them. The ending to the film will bring in some smiles for reasons if you’ve seen it you know but over that than that there is no point. Hopefully that ending is a promise to do better next time because this film didn’t have a point to being watched. It could work as a spinoff but the franchise hasn’t reached the level where it could earn the right to do a spinoff and even then this wasn’t a decent spinoff. Hopefully next time the franchise gets its act together. 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!

See all 58 User Reviews

Related Articles

  1. Every Fast & Furious Movie, Ranked

    Every Fast & Furious Movie, Ranked Image
    Published: May 13, 2016
    View our ranking of every movie in the Fast & Furious franchise by Metascore.
  2. 23 Buddy Movies, Ranked From Worst to Best

    23 Buddy Movies, Ranked From Worst to Best Image
    Published: July 25, 2016
    We rank some of cinema's most notable buddy films by Metascore.
  3. What to Watch Now on Netflix

    What to Watch Now on Netflix Image
    Published: July 25, 2016
    Get a list of the best movie and TV titles recently added (and coming soon) to Netflix streaming, updated frequently. You can also find a list of titles expiring soon.
  4. Film Friday (7/22): This Week's New Movie Trailers

    Film Friday (7/22): This Week's New Movie Trailers Image
    Published: July 22, 2016
    Watch all of this week's new film trailers, including new looks at The Magnificent Seven, Sausage Party, xXx: Return of Xander Cage, Snowden, The Girl on the Train, and more. Plus, get a quick update on the latest movie news and release date announcements.
  5. What Movie Should I See This Weekend?

    What Movie Should I See This Weekend? Image
    Published: July 20, 2016
    Preview all of this weekend's new theatrical releases (including Star Trek Beyond, Lights Out, Don't Think Twice, Ice Age: Collision Course, and more), with Metascores and trailers for each new film.