2 Fast 2 Furious 2003

Critics score:
36 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Bruce Newman, San Jose Mercury News: 2 Fast 2 Furious is frequently 2 fast 4 its own good, and only about 1/2 as furious as the last one. You do the math. Read more

Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press: For the DVD special edition, they might consider removing everything but the races and chases, including its Smokey and the Bandit scramble; fast-forwarding may be just too much effort. Read more

Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald: Too much of 2 Fast 2 Furious plays like a colorful but inert timekiller that you might tolerate while dozing off in front of the TV, but only because you are too sleepy to reach for the remote control. Read more

Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper: Director John Singleton once promised greatness with Boyz N the Hood. Here he's going through the paces with a story that was old by the second season of Miami Vice. Read more

Mark Caro, Chicago Tribune: The Fast and the Furious was no classic, but it got you where it was going. 2 Fast 2 Furious shows some speed as well, but it's traveling down the road already taken. Read more

A.O. Scott, New York Times: 2 Fast 2 Furious is among the most lethargic action movies I have ever seen: when Mr. Walker and Tyrese are not driving, it might as well be called 2 Slow 2 Tedious. Read more

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Wesley Morris, Boston Globe: This is better -- though less culturally interesting -- than the movie that inspired it. Read more

Manohla Dargis, Los Angeles Times: Instead of the multi-everything family that races, parties and thieves together, Singleton unleashes spasms of sadism and innumerable leering shots of girls gone wild, albeit -- alas -- not behind the wheel. Read more

Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle: Even if you resist recklessness, these car catharses surge with noise, energy and adrenaline. Read more

Paul Clinton (CNN.com), CNN.com: It's pure formula from start to finish, but that was obviously the goal from start to finish. Read more

Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post: Even more of a joy ride than the original. Read more

Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly: Like its predecessor, 2 Fast 2 Furious has a good-natured and realistic sense of its own junky weightlessness. Read more

Philip Wuntch, Dallas Morning News: Splashy, shallow entertainment that delivers most of what its audience expects. Read more

David Chute, L.A. Weekly: This shaggy-dog sequel is ultimately satisfying for the most low-tech of reasons: The competitive bond between the two central characters. Read more

John Anderson, Newsday: 2Fast 2Furious has everything you want -- especially if what you want is 2Fast 2Furious. Read more

Jami Bernard, New York Daily News: Without Diesel, there's not much gas, at least not from the nonvehicular elements. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: A contender for the worst movie of 2003. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: It doesn't have a brain in its head, but it's made with skill and style and, boy, is it fast and furious. Read more

Charles Taylor, Salon.com: It's a terrible movie, stuck in plot idiocies and big, noisy set pieces like a tire mired in mud. Read more

C.W. Nevius, San Francisco Chronicle: Nothing says summer film fun like explosions, guns and cartwheeling cars -- and that's all here. Read more

Michael Agger, Slate: 2 Fast 2 Furious is just 2 lame, 2 tame, and 2 much like a video game. Read more

Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune: It's unapologetic hackwork aimed at guys who never forgave Mom for throwing out their Hot Wheels set. Read more

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Read more

Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail: The movie 2 Fast 2 Furious is not 2 good, but as a mental junk-food diversion, it's an occasionally stimulating jolt. Read more

Christy Lemire, Journal News (Westchester, NY): Read more

Peter Howell, Toronto Star: How could we possibly reconnect with the primal urges of speed-demon street racers, without Vin's din? The answer, in two words: Vroom. Vroom. Read more

Geoff Andrew, Time Out: Read more

Mike Clark, USA Today: Just another retread. Read more

Todd McCarthy, Variety: This John Singleton-directed sequel provides a breezy enough joyride,but it lacks the unassuming freshness of the economy-priced original. Read more

Alex Pappademas, Village Voice: The vehicular action in 2 Fast is profoundly low-tech, and engagingly brawny. Read more

Desson Thomson, Washington Post: Energetic if empty sequel. Read more

Stephen Hunter, Washington Post: A kind of Miami Vice with many more carz and numberz where all the adjectives used 2 go. Read more