Fast & Furious

Film, Action and adventure
3 out of 5 stars
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Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars
The fourth instalment in this nitro-charged, cars-and-girls franchise sees the reunion of Vin Diesel with nemesis Paul Walker. When Diesel’s fugitive is coaxed out of his Panama retreat by the callous murder of a loved one, he traces the culprit to a gang of heroin dealers, teaming up with Walker’s wooden FBI agent. Each has an agenda: Walker overlooks his superiors’ commands to bring the musclebound hunk to book in favour of nabbing a bigger fish; Diesel just wants to get even.

As lads’ flicks go, this one’s not so much a wreck as a mild, harmless shunt. The usual parade of girls flits in and out but it’s the cars that rule the roost; the bone-headed dialogue is just respite from relentless, confusing chases. Turn off your mind, though, and there’s some fun to be had from some of the better whizz-bang sequences.

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Release details

Rated:
12A
Release date:
Friday April 10 2009
Duration:
107 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Justin Lin
Screenwriter:
Chris Morgan
Cast:
Vin Diesel
Paul Walker
Michelle Rodriguez
Jordana Brewster
John Ortiz
Laz Alonso