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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

Wanna Race?

10/10
Author: abb13
19 June 2002

LOVED IT! Paul Walker did great as Brian. The cars are awesome too. But you dont have to be a car lover to enjoy this movie. Im not a big fan of cars but i loved the movie. I will tell you though I WANNA RACE! 10/10

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

It was good I don't know what movie you guys watched.

10/10
Author: comedylover from Canada
8 June 2002

I really liked this movie. It was awesome! How could you guys not like it? Oh well maybe it's just me but I thought it was the best next to Gone in 60 Seconds and Coyote Ugly. You people may think what you want but I still love this movie. The cars and races were awesome!

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

One Great Movie

10/10
Author: Edge424 from U.S
24 May 2002

This Movie no matter how you look at it rocked the graphics were superb and the movie just all the way around just was wonderful. Vin diesel (Dominique) and Paul walker (Brian spillner) did a wonderful job working together on this film. There isn't much I can say about the movie all that i can say is that if you haven't seen it yet go get it now because you don't realize what your missing

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

An action packed ride that will please gear-heads and non-enthusiasts alike

Author: elijaman2002 from United States
11 December 2011

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker), a police officer, goes undercover at Harry's high performance auto parts store, The Racer's Edge, to infiltrate an illegal street racing subculture and figure out who is responsible for hijacking trucks loaded with expensive electronic merchandise. Armed with a highly modified Mitsubishi Eclipse, O'Conner enters the world of street-racers to meet the leader of a notorious gang led by Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), who are suspected in the hijackings. After helping Toretto escape the police when their race is broken up, O'Conner wins his way into Toretto's good graces. Things go awry, however, after the gang attempts another hijacking, and O'Conner is compelled to move in and stop them. The NOS injected action/adventure film also stars Michelle Rodriguez (Letty), Jordana Brewster (Mia Toretto), Chad Lindberg (Jesse), Johnny Strong (Leon) and Matt Schulze (Vince), and is sure to please fans of such genres as well as many a gear-head.

But The Fast and The Furious is, of course, not without the requisite, if not cliché, femme fatale motif to add a little suspense. Sure, Mia Toretto is not exactly fatale, but her role is just a docile variety of what you expect in a movie such as The Fast and The Furious: to create inner conflict in O'Conner and unwittingly—in her case at least—to challenge his priorities. Unlike other undercover movies such as Point Break or Breach, though, The Fast and The Furious will not keep you on the edge of your seat in suspense. But that is fine here. Despite the covert operations and confused loyalties of O'Conner, action is the point here—car action to specific. Everything else is supportive filler to keep the story moving.

What is perhaps one of the best treats of all in this movie is the final drag race. It is a classic stop light drag race, complete with a speeding train through a railroad crossing and an obstructing tractor trailer to add extra layers of excitement. After all, what good is a car movie without at least a few melodramatic crashes and close calls of the predictable variety. Who would have guessed a train would go speeding by mere seconds after O'Conner and Toretto go airborne—inexplicably—over the train tracks, or that a tractor trailer would just happen to impede a lane traffic as the pair go racing down the street at full throttle? Even though the special effects are simple here (no CGI), they still add to the excitement. Indeed, the action packed plot is focused on catching a gang of street racers who hijack trucks to support their lifestyle. The cars, then, are naturally as much a part of the supporting cast as the actors themselves, and the special effects and stunts are what make their action sequences so much fun to watch, while also supporting the story line.

In the end, The Fast and The Furious is well worth the addition to any action/adventure enthusiast's or gear-head's DVD collection. Even though the film may not be a classic hit, it has a well cast ensemble of actors who fulfill the sub-cultural niche this movie seeks to portray, using a fictional undercover story line of cops and robbers.

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

The start of a franchise that revolve around cars and a big break for two actors

7/10
Author: KineticSeoul from United States
28 April 2011

This movie was a big hit when it first came out in theaters, especially with it's budget. It's actually pretty obvious why this movie was so popular, mainly because of the suped up cars with girls and some aggressive racing and bits of action. In another words this is a popcorn flick for most guys and despite the plot not being that good, it still has elements which keeps the movie from being boring or dull. It's one of those movies where it's better to shut off your brain and just accept that entertaining and yet stupid stuff happening on screen in order to have a good time with it. This is also the movie where Vin Diesel and Paul Walker got their big break, and so this movie is the biggest thing that has probably ever happened to them especially when it comes to being in the movie industry. So yeah basically to sum it up, this is a film with a passable plot but has some thrill rides to go with it. Overall the execution was well done, it's a stupid/cheesy flick and yet it's cool and entertaining. Like one of Vin's line in this movie "You break her heart, I'll break your neck" it's lame but stands out although most of this movie is pretty cheesy for the most part.

7.4/10

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

Unique and very entertaining

9/10
Author: RNMorton from West Chester, Pa
10 April 2009

It's pretty hard at this point in time to call anything "groundbreaking" in cinema, there's so much trash out there that is either eye candy, mindless or a rehash of some movie made much better years ago. I thought this one rises above other recent efforts largely because of the screen presence of Vin Diesel. Walker is undercover cop out to get behind recent truck-jackings in California. Diesel is an L.A. car hot-shot who is a prime suspect for the crimes. Walker insinuates himself into Vin's group and takes the lay of the land from there. Brewster is very attractive and effective as Diesel's sister and Walker's love interest. There's two things about this movie I think unique - Diesel's character (a strange mix of menace, indifference and personal loyalty), and the focus on the hopped-up econocar culture these guys operate in. I've seen bits and pieces of Diesel in other movies and he seems darker and less effective there, I think he worked well with the quietly upbeat Walker on this one. I'm hoping the new Fast & Furious can live up to this entry, well done!

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

Loved it!

9/10
Author: stephie-12 from Malvern, England
22 February 2004

This movie is adrenalin charged from the very beginning. The plot centres around an undercover cop,Brian, who has to investigate a number of hijacks. To do this, he must get to know the chief suspect, Dominic Torretto (a stellar performance by the magnificent Vin Diesel) and his group of street racers who buy Japanese cars and spend thousands of dollars converting them into racing machines. As well as being a street racer, Dom also runs a store and a garage. His gang includes his girlfriend Lettie, younger sister Mia and friends Vince, Leon and Jessie. Brian is drawn deeper into the glamourous world, falling for Mia and discovering a respect for Dom, which conflicts with his objectivity.

Rob Cohen does an amazing job of directing this movie, even making a Hitchcock-esque cameo as a pizza delivery guy. The film is very well acted, particularly by Vin Diesel, who manages to portray the two sided character of the carefree street-racer with the responsible older brother who looks out for Mia and the rest of his team. His performance is by far the best of the entire film. Apparently the character of Lettie was not in the original story and unfortunately this shows. Michelle Rodriguez pouts and sneers her way through the film, and her character has no real depth. This is the only low point in a truly brilliant film.

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

Fun, Fast and Fantastic one of the best car movies!

9/10
Author: Jacob Bailis (toopie@att.net) from Claremont, California
24 July 2003

The Fast and the Furious is a perfect movie to it's subject. Turbo sexy cars, great women, fantastic action, and a good strong story, and good acting with Vin Diesel who is awesom and perfect for and in this film, Paul Walker with a really good character for the part and who is very good in this. And Jordana Brewster plays a really good girlfriend and sister.

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

Testosterone packed

9/10
Author: Strobe32 from New Hampshire
3 March 2003

I've read alot of negative comments about this movie and that really annoys me. If you don't like cars, and if you don't like action, then why would you even watch this movie in the first place? The whole point of this movie is to give the public a look inside import racing, and spice it up with a whole lotta action and sex. Don't bash the movie if its not the type of movie you like, just be smart and read the description before you watch it.

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful:

The fast and the awesomeness 🌟 8/10

8/10
Author: Danny from New york
14 April 2015

These people sure are fast. And furious. I'm a big of the fast and furious series. Sad to hear Paul walker died. Loved that guy. He was the best of them all. I love racing. Action, and lambriginie cars. This movie has it all. Dom is fast and strong. Vin deasel was perfect for the role. Same with Brian O. Coner. I thought him and Mia were gonna get married but they didn't. It also had a lot of hot girls. They always do. But I was surprised it was rated PG 13. I thought it should've been because of the profanity. But it was great anyway. But the film wasn't really about Dom. Mostly about Brian. If this wasn't good the furious series never would've started. Even though it's just Action for action, it was entertaining. Also, I learned a lesson from this movie. The most important thing in life is to drive around in fast cars catching bad guys with your family.

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