'Fast & Furious 6': What the critics are saying
May 24th, 2013
04:10 PM ET

'Fast & Furious 6': What the critics are saying

Typically, the more installments a movie franchise has, the worse the flicks become.

But with the "Fast & Furious" series, it seems they've put out so many movies the franchise has come full circle to being great again. If you've dismissed "Fast & Furious 6" as nothing but a cheap attempt to milk the last out of a brand, you might want to think again.

The biggest draw is the momentum the sixth movie has sustained from "Fast Five," which most agree reinvigorated an increasingly lifeless series. You shouldn't expect much (or anything, really) in the way of high art from "Fast & Furious 6," but that's also part of the appeal. Its saving grace from being a throwaway, mindless action movie is its full embrace of its basic concept. As CNN's Tom Charity put it, the film is "ludicrous, but undeniably fun and surprisingly affectionate."

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. No pretensions to greatness, it demonstrates total dedication to "badassness," which I believe is the technical term.

Washington Post: 'Fast & Furious 6,' like its predecessors, doesn’t need CGI, 3-D glasses or even praise from film critics. It just needs to please its audience with amped-up, old-school thrills that make its target demo whoop and holler with every zoom, smash and ka-BOOM. Consider this review a declaration that it does just that.

Rolling Stone: "The new energy from 2011’s 'Fast Five' still holds. ... It’s kickass trash that never pretends to be more. Bonus points for that.

If you don't keep that perspective in mind, you might wind up walking away from the action flick with the words of USA Today's Claudia Puig reverberating in your head:

"This ultra-formulaic entry definitely has a few exciting stunts — a car hurtling out of a flaming airplane, two bodies flying through the air and landing safely in a clutch (of the hug variety, not a car component). But the story is standard-issue. ...[H]ightail it home and fire up 2011's fresher 'Fast Five.'"

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  1. Tom Hardy

    Haya the movie fast & furious 6 super awesome. All the character has played great work. Vin Diesel has worn superb outifts. I like fast and furious 6 leather jacket too much

    June 5, 2013 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Teddy Bear


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  2. Alucard

    I was fast n furious with this older broad i was tapping this weekend. They're great for giving them creampies.
    good times

    May 28, 2013 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  3. Pliny

    I saw the movie 'Bi & Curious' this weekend. Or was that a website I visited?

    May 27, 2013 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  4. M.A.P.

    I wanna live in the Rock's toilet bowl.

    May 27, 2013 at 6:26 am | Report abuse |
  5. Weekend Hacking Updates==accused of having children

    1. accused of having no funds
    2. accused of being married with children
    3. hacked into phone calls
    4. threatened to wreck this machine prior too next vacation

    May 27, 2013 at 4:31 am | Report abuse |
  6. The bald one on the right can be whatever he wants...

    i love those d-m arms

    May 26, 2013 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  7. the actor on the right isvalso curious...he is bi-curious...


    May 26, 2013 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  8. the actor on the right has me more curious then before...

    i wonder why.

    May 25, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  9. don't you worry dear..we won't be clubbing

    May 25, 2013 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Baby harp seal

    I f-cking hate clubs, btw.

    May 25, 2013 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  11. again with the clubbing... that's janine and cuz field trips

    daz not guy stuff how many times do i have to repeat myself....

    May 25, 2013 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Steel

    When I go clubbing, I dress like the manly construction worker from the Village People.

    May 25, 2013 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Injection means s-x in our family its a joke..

    i do not use drugs–if y ou are using it for fun that's one thing, if you are using drugs to get through s-x
    then get a move one.....i want my man alert..sure he can be drunkish but not totally...i need focus
    in bed.

    May 25, 2013 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Remember the time you OD'd on those "injections" at a party?

    May 25, 2013 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  15. mr. hand only gets me so far....i need injections

    can only be a good girl so far...

    May 25, 2013 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  16. voted: low profile

    best route.

    May 25, 2013 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  17. ※Sadie※

    I have seen a few of these movies. I would probably watch this one when it comes out of video. I got to admit, I've always kinda liked Vin Diesel, and the Rock is in it, too. (that was for you BV-lol...)

    May 25, 2013 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  18. Remaining low about the show would be best for the time being

    otherwise it will be fine.

    May 25, 2013 at 6:53 am | Report abuse |
  19. Mixed Feelings

    yes but low

    May 25, 2013 at 6:49 am | Report abuse |
  20. Alvarez

    My dumps may smell bad but they sure are tasty.

    May 25, 2013 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
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    May 24, 2013 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Here is the jammin review we heard by everyone (44)


    May 24, 2013 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • i was too busy staring at the bald guy at the bar...i missed the whole thing


      May 24, 2013 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Jammin Good

    Here is the best review you will read for this movie – from a Finnish film critic – absolutely hilarious.

    Google: Fast and Furious 6 and Kimmo Mustonenen

    May 24, 2013 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Fast & Furious...my kind of show...

    i am very interested in the show and can't wait too see it.

    May 24, 2013 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  25. I love that bald guy on the right

    May 24, 2013 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Let's get back too the actor on the right....the bald one


    May 24, 2013 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Let's get back too the actor on the right....oh yea...the bald one

    oh yea

    May 24, 2013 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |

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