Navigation Bar - Text Links at Bottom of Page

THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS

 
Links to Sections of this page
At Theaters: 6/22/2001 On Video: 1/2/2002
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 57 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 309904
Studio: Universal Pictures Inc.
Subscribers! Add a note to this movie and/or
put it in
to one of your private movie lists.
Notes: 
Storyline Heading
A rookie cop goes undercover, posing as a racing team member, in order to investigate a jewelry heist. Managing to ingratiate himself with the team's leaders at first, he finds himself in jeopardy when the other members begin to suspect an imposter within their ranks.
DETAILED STORYLINE
.
Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Thriller Action Adventure - Obviously this movie will appeal to anyone already interested in fast cars, and its intense race scenes may create a few new fans of street racing. It's loud and fast and fun.
TOP
Cast and Crew Heading
Vin Diesel BOILER ROOM, PITCH BLACK, IRON GIANT
Paul Walker SQUELCH, THE SKULLS, SHE'S ALL THAT, VARSITY BLUES
Michelle Rodriguez GIRLFIGHT
Jordana Brewster THE FACULTY
Rick Yune SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS
Director: Rob Cohen THE SKULLS
Producer: Neal H. Moritz SAVING SILVERMAN, CRUEL INTENTIONS
TOP
Production Notes Heading
About The Production
About The Stars
About The Cars
TOP
Content Heading
PROFANITY: 2 GD's, 1 F-word, 26 S-words, plus quite a few milder ones.
SEX/NUDITY: Revealing clothes, some fondling. No sex.
VIOLENCE: Some gunplay and one murder. Nothing graphic.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some drinking at parties. Nothing to excess.
ACTION: Several INTENSE racing scenes! However, it's not all action.
COMEDY: Not much. Maybe 15 to 20 funny moments. Some chuckles.
DETAILED CONTENT
TOP









Pictures © Universal Pictures Inc. ®
All Rights Reserved.

Critic's Review Heading
Good

The above rating is an average of the critic reviews below.

(Close new window when finished with Full Reviews)

Entertainment Weekly   Full Review
Average "The Fast and the Furious 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.''

James Berardinelli, Internet Critic  Full Review
Above Average "The Fast and the Furious seeks to entertain viewers not by presenting a compelling narrative with well-defined characters, but by high-octane car chases that will leave some audiences gasping for breath. Do I recommend the film? Only if you're in the mood for something that will elevate the pulse and numb the mind.''

Roger Ebert  Full Review
Good ""The Fast and the Furious" is not a great movie, but it delivers what it promises to deliver, and knows that a chase scene is supposed to be about something more than special effects. It has some of that grandiose self-pitying dialogue we've treasured in movies like this ever since "Rebel Without a Cause." "I live my life a quarter-mile at a time," Toretto tells Brian. "For those 10 seconds, I'm free." And, hey, even for the next 30 seconds, he's decelerating.''

The Hollywood Reporter   Full Review
Good "The Fast and the Furious has B-movie grit, with sexy young actors, even sexier cars and the smarts to realize a teen movie will only work if you empathize with its characters. Enough cannot be said about the heart-stopping stunts and a soundtrack jammed with rap and hip-hop adds plenty of juice to the movie.''

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

TOP

Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 136 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
49
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
20
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
19
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
9
Very High
100%
30+Adults (M)
28
High
93%
30+Adults (F)
11
High
91%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

About Our Opinions

Be sure to read the DETAILED OPINIONS
The positive and negative comments made by moviegoers are very
helpful when selecting a movie that's appropriate for you and your family.

TOP

OPINION GRAPH

OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

NEARLY EVERYONE LOVED THIS MOVIE! There were a few low opinions, but that's normal. The vast majority had a very high opinion of The Fast and the Furious. Heck, even the critics thought it was good.

Obviously, this is a movie I can HIGHLY RECOMMEND! GO SEE IT!

Publisher Comments: (before opinions collected)
The star of this movie is obviously the action scenes. The street races are very exciting and their unique method of filming these scenes added to the edge-of-your-seat suspense. While there are several action scenes, this isn't an all action movie. It has a decent storyline that certainly contributed to the enjoyment of the movie. I would HIGHLY recommend "Fast and Furious" to anyone interested in fast cars or to those who just like great action scenes. If you must have your stories believable and realistic, you'll certainly want to pass on this movie. It does some stupid, unbelievable things with the story to increase the intensity of the action scenes.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) drives the streets of L.A. as if he owns them. As far as his crew is concerned, he does. He spends his days putting wrench-time into high performance racing cars - make and model matter less than the computer-controlled fuel injection that makes them fly. Nights, Dom pilots his own earth-bound rocket, pocketing as much as $10,000 a ride when somebody has the nerve to race him.

The races are street theater, tribal gathering and battlefield, fuelled by adrenaline, sexual tension and raw, out-of-control speed. Throngs pack otherwise desolate streets to cheer and to jeer and to belong. Dominic struts through this high-octane outlaw scene like a rock star, presiding over the hungry road of engines, all set to test the limits.

Brian (Paul Walker) is hooked, hungry and ready to test the limits, too. He prides himself on street smarts, but to this crown he's white bread. He seeks Dominic's approval behind the wheel of his own NOS-injected muscle machine.

After a blazing encounter with ruthless, Johnny Tran (Rick Yune), Dominic decides Brian is all right. Dominic's sister Mia (Jordanna Brewster) likes what she sees, too. The thing is, they don't know he's a cop.

Brian is under deep cover, investigating a series of sensational big-rig hijackings. The police and FBI need it to stop before the truckers take matters into their own hands. Cash flows freely through the street-racing scene and the cops know some of that money is dirty. Dominic and Johnny are both suspects. As the rivalry between Dominic's and Johnny Tran's crews escalates to ever more dangerous levels, Brian's bonds with Dom and Mia deepen. He feels a genuine kinship with Dominic, and the attraction between him and Mia is too strong to deny. But he's still a cop and as the pressure to wrap up the hijacking case intensified, Brian must decide where his loyalties lie and what his limits really are.

 Back to Storyline

(Use "BACK" On Your Browser To Return To Previous Pages)
|Home|Theaters|Video|TV|

Your Comments and Suggestions are Always Welcome.
Contact CinemaReview.com 

InstantKeys – Your #1 source to global news!

Images and Storyline(s) ©Universal Pictures Inc.®,  All Rights Reserved.
Movie Type, Review and Opinions © Cinema Review
  All Rights Reserved.

Find:  HELP!

Google

Google