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