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  • Summary: A fierce and frenzied look at rival Los Angeles street teams who use street racing as a means of establishing power. (Universal Pictures)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 29
  2. Negative: 5 out of 29
  1. Shrewdly conceived, confidently executed and outrageously entertaining.
  2. Reviewed by: Curt Fields
    80
    Along with the cast's charm, they provide enough fuel for a fun one (movie).
  3. 80
    (You) might be charmed by the film's blend of kineticism, car-culture rituals, and hilariously flat-footed dialogue.
  4. A massive compendium of youth-movie/pedal-to-the-metal cliches. But man, is it fast!
  5. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    60
    Fearless as these racers are, it's hard to muster enthusiasm for a movie that plays chicken and then swerves about a mile before the collision.
  6. Works hard to be exciting, but the movie scarcely lives up to its title. It could have used a bit of a fuel injection itself.
  7. 20
    The Fast and the Furious is "Rebel Without a Cause" without a cause. The young and the restless with gas fumes. The quick and the dead with skid marks.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 183
  1. Jul 15, 2014
    10
    The Fast and the Furious is a great and effortlessly entertaining movie, i highly recommend it and the cast perform very well, I can't believe how bad the critic reviews are for this movie, because, nice cars, girls, money, street race, actor ! Expand
  2. May 21, 2011
    10
    I can't believe how bad the critic reviews are for this movie. I'm no ricer but this movie was great. It had good acting, nice cars, fast racing and good action. Expand
  3. Jun 1, 2013
    9
    There aren't many movies over the last dozen years to have a bigger impact on society than this one. The Fast and the Furious glorified street racing and made the Honda Civic and the other cars featured in the film must buys for teenage boys across America. The reason is pretty obvious, the movie is outstanding. The cast of Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster, and others is outstanding and the story is really interesting and unique. The plot and characters are all really well developed, creating an immersive viewing experience not often seen in movies under two hours. The cars and race scenes are fantastic and the action has you sitting on the edge of your seat. The only negative for me was some of the cinematic effects. The director tried to get cute and a lot of those effects actually hurt the scenes, not helped. Nonetheless, those few sequences aren't enough to ruin the film and the entertainment value for the movie is still sky high. Expand
  4. Apr 13, 2013
    7
    The movie may not be a genuin masterpiece, but its still a fun thrill ride. Even though it has a great storyline with great actors, but sometimes it struggles. With the actors, they'll sometimes loose your attention, but they still keep interested in the story. With the storyline, its great when it stays on topic, but when you put in the side show such as looking at all the hot girls booties, it gets really distracting. But hopefully for all the perverts, it's something good to look at. A big plus is that it has some really cool action. Which helps it get the title "Fast and Furious". Overall, it has its moments, but still turns out to be a fun action joy ride. Expand
  5. Mar 8, 2014
    5
    It's just another one of those silly car-chase movies. Okay, so we have some cool racing and some hot-looking chicks, but that does not conceal the weak script and the story. Expand
  6. May 24, 2013
    5
    Its pretty sloppy and is more entertaining if you like intense car races with action at the same time, Fast and the Furious doesn't end up a total drag, still its boring. Expand
  7. Jul 2, 2012
    0
    This was an excellent movie. I was surprised how much fun it was. Solid performances from the cast with very few exceptions, and as much action and racing as you could possibly want. Expand

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