Fast & Furious

  • 12
  • Justin Lin (2009)
  • US
  • 102 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

Running on empty when not on autopilot, the fourth film in the fast-car franchise sidelines its illegal street-racing base for an exhausted drug-running plot. The tragic death of somebody he loves brings Vin Diesel out of exile and back to LA, where he is forced to join up with his former enemy, FBI agent Paul Walker, if he is to nail the killer. Ignoring the prior two episodes, this weak sequel to the first film re-teams original stars Diesel, Walker, Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster in a barely credible story punctuated by scantily clad babes, macho posturing and extreme drag racing (emphasis on the drag). Even the initially intriguing chase scenes through the tunnels at the Mexican border become repetitive after a while. And a predictable romantic subplot involving Walker and Diesel's sister (Brewster) is resurrected, along with every hot rod movie cliché going, in director Justin Lin's tired turbo-drive through the action motions.

Plot Summary

Action thriller in which Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, the stars of the first film in the street-racing franchise, reteam. Criminal Dominic Toretto returns to LA to avenge the murder of one of his friends by a drug kingpin, bringing him face to face with an old rival - FBI agent Brian O'Conner.

Cast and crew

Cast

Dominic Toretto
Vin Diesel
Brian O'Conner
Paul Walker
Letty
Michelle Rodriguez
Mia Toretto
Jordana Brewster
Fenix
Laz Alonso
Gisele
Gal Gadot
Campos
John Ortiz (1)
Han
Sung Kang

Crew

Director
Justin Lin

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Universal
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing and sex scenes.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 10 Apr 2009
Certificate 12
Categories
Drama