The Fast And The Furious


(out of 5)

The California amateur drag-racing scene is the setting for this exciting car movie, and like the title suggests it is very fast and extremely furious, not to mention fun.  stars as a novice race car driver (but is that all he is?) who joins a race car gang led by the mighty . Performances help a pretty flat script that is dominated by cliched characters, but what is most energizing about the film is the fantastic editing, a great score and car chase scenes that beat out even the best stunt work in Gone in 60 Seconds.  Diesel dominates the film with his portrayal, while Walker is not as successful; it’s not a huge drawback, especially considering their chemistry with each other, neither is the weak and predictable ending, but considering the much better work that is being done by female love interests  and especially , you’d think the filmmakers would have realized that the girls deserved a lot more of the dramatic weight than they are given to handle.

Universal Pictures, Original Film, Mediastream Film GmbH & Co. Productions KG, Ardustry Entertainment

Germany, 2001

Directed by

Screen story by , Screenplay by Gary Scott Thompson, , , based on the magazine article Racer X by

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

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