Fast & Furious 6 2013

Critics score:
69 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine: Furious 6 is even cooler and more aerodynamically delirious than its predecessor, if such a thing is even theoretically possible. Read more

Neil Genzlinger, New York Times: A satisfying thrill ride, at least on a par with the earlier installments. Read more

Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times: Let's just cut to another car chase, OK? That's what this franchise knows how to do, and if that's the kind of popcorn fun you're looking for, "F&F 6" has the goods. Read more

Scott Foundas, Variety: Faithful fans and passersby alike should be more than pleased by this superior piece of classical action craftsmanship. Read more

Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, AV Club: It's dumb fun -- nothing more, nothing less. Read more

Randy Cordova, Arizona Republic: Perhaps the most annoying thing about the movie: The final scene sets up yet another sequel. Read more

Tom Russo, Boston Globe: For their own part, Vin Diesel and the "F&F" handlers seem eager to assert how they've molded a series of installments into, yep, a saga, complete with expansive, twisty continuity. Read more

Drew Hunt, Chicago Reader: [Director Justin Lin] manages to imbue the material with Hawksian notions of masculinity, group dynamics, and moral authority even as he preserves the franchise's multicultural milieu and gleefully exaggerated action sequences. Read more

Christopher Borrelli, Chicago Tribune: Sustains its joyful, unpretentious ridiculousness so perfectly that I secretly hoped the "6" meant "hours long"... Read more

Tom Charity, Ludicrous, but undeniably fun and surprisingly affectionate, this is really all you could ask of a car crash movie, and more. Read more

Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post: Some of the action sequences are insane. No, really. Absurd, impossible, physics defying, triage-required stuff. No matter. That's the foolish rush of a franchise that must go faster and faster and furiouser and furiouser. Read more

Tom Long, Detroit News: There's a Road Runneresque sense of madness that's undeniably infectious. If only it was played off characters who had some sense of reality, who weren't such obvious constructions, and who spoke fewer leaden lines. Read more

Cary Darling, Fort Worth Star-Telegram/ If Fast & Furious 6 were any dumber, the script would have been written in crayon ... [But] in terms of sheer action adrenaline, it may be the best film of the franchise. Read more

Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly: A borderline ridiculous, over-the-top demolition derby that also happens to be a perfectly constructed low-IQ blast. Read more

Laremy Legel, Has something for everyone, so long as everyone wants their action supercharged. Read more

Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter: This new entry will only add mightily to the good fortunes of Universal's biggest franchise; no matter how silly and outlandish the action gets -- and it does become ridiculous -- it also delivers the goods its audience expects. Read more

Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times: True, the movie doesn't know when or how to put the brakes on. It does, however, understand precisely what it is. Read more

Rafer Guzman, Newsday: A comedown from the high of "Fast Five," but the physics-be-damned stuntwork and girl-on-girl beatdowns keep this series the guiltiest of pleasures. Read more

Anthony Lane, New Yorker: Just as the plot threatens to run out of gas, Lin rescues the film with a spate of vastly ridiculous and therefore enjoyable set-pieces, most of which involve means of conveyance designed to make the cars look puny. Read more

Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger: The whole thing becomes no different than a six-year-old knocking his toys together and making noises. Read more

Scott Tobias, NPR: [The action is] glorious while it lasts, but then the film goes back to figuring out how to keep its oversized vessel from taking on water. And that's more hard work than it's worth. Read more

Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News: Lin understands this track inside and out, backwards and forwards - four directions out of countless others in which he spins us. Read more

Lou Lumenick, New York Post: For my money, "Furious 6'' is more fun than "Skyfall''' and a lot more fun than the deadly dull "Star Trek Into Darkness,'' both of which ask you to take their silly plots way too seriously. Read more

David Hiltbrand, Philadelphia Inquirer: The plot and dialogue are still stilted and stupid, but that only proves that Justin Lin, who has directed the last four F & Fs, has his priorities straight. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: Exists purely to showcase how idiotically over-the-top action sequences can become when annoyances like gravity are tossed to the side. Read more

Richard Roeper, Richard 'Fast and Furious 6' is the fastest, funniest and most outlandishly entertaining chapter yet. I'm not kidding, I kinda loved this insanely stupid movie. Read more

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone: Nothing classic here, except the vehicles. But if you're looking for revved-up cars, trucks, tanks and tunnel racing, F&F6 is King Kong on wheels. Read more

Mick LaSalle, Hearst Newspapers: Sometimes Fast & Furious 6 is engrossing, sometimes absurd, and some of the action is so outlandish it makes the audience laugh. But whatever it is, it's always some variety of fun. Read more

Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune: It's a ripsnorting carmageddon that stylizes automotive annihilation the way John Woo used to choreograph death and destruction with guns and explosions. Read more

Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press: Happily, amid all the noise, the races -- there's a terrific one through the streets of downtown London -- the crashes and the outlandish stunts, there is some humor, and it's very welcome. Read more

Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: How you feel about "Fast & Furious 6" is a matter of perspective. Read more

Ian Buckwalter, The Atlantic: Furious Six continues on in the same vein as its predecessor, and may just be my favorite of the lot. Read more

Adam Nayman, Globe and Mail: That the movie is so indifferently written shouldn't really be a surprise. The dialogue is just there to mark time between the set pieces, and it's nice to report that Lin has outdone himself in that department. Read more

Bruce Demara, Toronto Star: It pretty much goes without saying that the script by Chris Morgan, who penned most of the previous installments, is achingly stupid and beyond ludicrous. Read more

Alonso Duralde, TheWrap: Lin and his team do an extraordinary job of staging the ever-escalating action sequences, up to a jaw-on-the-floor finale involving various four-wheel vehicles in and around a cargo plane that's trying to take off. Read more

Derek Adams, Time Out: With its puerile dialogue, daft performances, flat comic repartee and ear-rupturingly loud sound levels, the experience of watching 'Fast & Furious 6' is like listening to death metal pour out of 500-watt speakers while being strapped to a pneumatic drill Read more

Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out: Most of the stunts are digital and the pleasures are video-game-stupid. Read more

Claudia Puig, USA Today: Here's a movie that could easily have been dialogue-free. And probably would have been better for it. Read more

Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice: Everyone involved at last seems to understand that the mode here is comic. Previous entries suffered from self-important glumness that gummed up the fun whenever the cars weren't racing. Read more

Jen Chaney, Washington Post: Fast & Furious 6 is much like the other Fast & Furious films. Which is to say it does its thing pretty well. Read more