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Fast & Furious 6

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2 hours 10 minutes (130 minutes)

Genres: Action, Crime, Thriller

Action,

Humor,

Fun

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4.5 out of 5

Fast & Furious 6 Review

What's Good:
Physics-be-damned High-octane Action Sequences, Action-with-Humor; Ludicrous, but undeniably fun and surprisingly affectionate.
What's Bad:
How about just another car chase, OK? That's whats wrong in FF6, building upon the old storyline.
Verdict:
With high-octane humor and terrific action scenes, Fast & Furious 6 builds upon the winning blockbuster formula that made Fast 5 a critical and commercial success.
Watch or Not:
Are you really gonna listen to us on this one? It makes for an exciting one time watch.

Audience Ratings for Fast & Furious 6

48.0%
88 Ratings
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hate it don't like it it's ok it's good it's great

Plot Summary

Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of all-stars as the global blockbuster franchise built on speed races to its next continent in Fast & Furious 6. Reuniting for their most high-stakes adventure yet, fan favorites Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris €œLudacris€ Bridges and Elsa Pataky are joined by badass series newcomers Luke Evans and Gina Carano. Building on the worldwide blockbuster success of Fast Five and taking the action, stunts and narrative to even greater heights, Fast & Furious 6 sees director Justin Lin back behind the camera for the fourth time. He is supported by longtime producers Neal H. Moritz and Vin Diesel, who welcome producer Clayton Townsend back to the series.

Critics Reviews for Fast & Furious 6

78 Critics like this movie.
Reviews Counted: 36 | Positive Review: 28 | Negative Review: 8 | Average Rating: 3.2/5

Exists purely to showcase how idiotically over-the-top action sequences can become when annoyances like gravity are tossed to the side.
Critic Score: 2/4

May 24, 2013 Full Review
James Berardinelli
James Berardinelli
ReelViews

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.
Critic Score: 2.5/4

May 24, 2013 Full Review
Lisa Kennedy
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

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

May 24, 2013 Full Review
Tom Charity
Tom Charity
CNN.com

Furious Six continues on in the same vein as its predecessor, and may just be my favorite of the lot.
Critic Score: 6.8/10

May 24, 2013 Full Review
Ian Buckwalter
The Atlantic

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.
Critic Score: 3/4

May 24, 2013 Full Review
Tom Russo
Boston Globe

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.
Critic Score: 3/4

May 24, 2013 Full Review
Adam Nayman
Globe and Mail

Fast & Furious 6 is much like the other Fast & Furious films. Which is to say it does its thing pretty well.
Critic Score: 2.5/4

May 24, 2013 Full Review
Jen Chaney
Washington Post

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.
Critic Score: C-

May 24, 2013 Full Review
Tom Long
Tom Long
Detroit News

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.
Critic Score: 2/4

May 24, 2013 Full Review
Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

[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.

May 23, 2013 Full Review
Scott Tobias
NPR

A satisfying thrill ride, at least on a par with the earlier installments.
Critic Score: 3/5

May 23, 2013 Full Review
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

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.
Critic Score: 2.5/4

May 23, 2013 Full Review
Rafer Guzman
Rafer Guzman
Newsday

It's a ripsnorting carmageddon that stylizes automotive annihilation the way John Woo used to choreograph death and destruction with guns and explosions.
Critic Score: 3/4

May 23, 2013 Full Review
Colin Covert
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

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.

May 23, 2013 Full Review
Mick LaSalle
Hearst Newspapers

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.

May 23, 2013 Full Review
Jocelyn Noveck
Associated Press

[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.

May 23, 2013 Full Review
Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader

Perhaps the most annoying thing about the movie: The final scene sets up yet another sequel.
Critic Score: 1.5/5

May 23, 2013 Full Review
Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic

Lin understands this track inside and out, backwards and forwards - four directions out of countless others in which he spins us.
Critic Score: 4/5

May 23, 2013 Full Review
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

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.
Critic Score: 3/4

May 23, 2013 Full Review
David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer

'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.
Critic Score: 4.5/5

May 23, 2013 Full Review
Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

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.
Critic Score: 2.5/4

May 23, 2013 Full Review
Peter Travers
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

True, the movie doesn't know when or how to put the brakes on. It does, however, understand precisely what it is.
Critic Score: 3.5/5

May 23, 2013 Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times

The whole thing becomes no different than a six-year-old knocking his toys together and making noises.
Critic Score: 2/4

May 23, 2013 Full Review
Stephen Whitty
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Sustains its joyful, unpretentious ridiculousness so perfectly that I secretly hoped the "6" meant "hours long"...
Critic Score: 3.5/4

May 23, 2013 Full Review
Christopher Borrelli
Chicago Tribune

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.
Critic Score: 2.5/4

May 23, 2013 Full Review
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Here's a movie that could easily have been dialogue-free. And probably would have been better for it.
Critic Score: 2/4

May 22, 2013 Full Review
Claudia Puig
Claudia Puig
USA Today

A borderline ridiculous, over-the-top demolition derby that also happens to be a perfectly constructed low-IQ blast.
Critic Score: B+

May 22, 2013 Full Review
Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly

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.
Critic Score: 3/4

May 22, 2013 Full Review
Lou Lumenick
Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Furious 6 is even cooler and more aerodynamically delirious than its predecessor, if such a thing is even theoretically possible.

May 21, 2013 Full Review
Richard Corliss
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

None of it makes any sense, except within the high-octane logic of blowing stuff up onscreen. And, in case you're wondering, sometimes that can be entertainment enough ...
Critic Score: 3/5

May 21, 2013 Full Review
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York

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.

May 21, 2013 Full Review
Alonso Duralde
The Wrap

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.

May 17, 2013 Full Review
Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice

Has something for everyone, so long as everyone wants their action supercharged.
Critic Score: 8/10

May 15, 2013 Full Review
Laremy Legel
Laremy Legel
Film.com

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.
Critic Score: 2/5

May 14, 2013 Full Review
Derek Adams
Time Out

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.

May 13, 2013 Full Review
Todd McCarthy
Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter

Faithful fans and passersby alike should be more than pleased by this superior piece of classical action craftsmanship.

May 13, 2013 Full Review
Scott Foundas
Variety

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