Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is better -- though less culturally interesting -- than the movie that inspired it.
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.
Even if you resist recklessness, these car catharses surge with noise, energy and adrenaline.
Paul Clinton (CNN.com),
It's pure formula from start to finish, but that was obviously the goal from start to finish.
Like its predecessor, 2 Fast 2 Furious has a good-natured and realistic sense of its own junky weightlessness.
This shaggy-dog sequel is ultimately satisfying for the most low-tech of reasons: The competitive bond between the two central characters.
2Fast 2Furious has everything you want -- especially if what you want is 2Fast 2Furious.
It doesn't have a brain in its head, but it's made with skill and style and, boy, is it fast and furious.
It's a terrible movie, stuck in plot idiocies and big, noisy set pieces like a tire mired in mud.
2 Fast 2 Furious is just 2 lame, 2 tame, and 2 much like a video game.
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.
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.
This John Singleton-directed sequel provides a breezy enough joyride,but it lacks the unassuming freshness of the economy-priced original.
The vehicular action in 2 Fast is profoundly low-tech, and engagingly brawny.
A kind of Miami Vice with many more carz and numberz where all the adjectives used 2 go.