The Fast and the Furious

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Universal Pictures Released 2001

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Director:
Rob Cohen
Released:
2001
Rating:
PG-13

The Fast and the Furious is the fast paced action thriller starring Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, and is now available on Amazon. In the underground world of illegal street racing, Dominic (Deisel) and his gang are top dog. Little do they know that the FBI are investigating their racing circuit after a series of high speed hijackings. The FBI assign LAPD officer Brian O'Conner (Walker), a golden boy speed demon in his own right, to go undercover as a fresh racer trying to make a name for himself. Brian enters a race, losses both it and his car, but gains Dominics respect. Dominic welcomes him to his most inner circle â�� his home, his friends, and his younger sister Mia (Jordana Brewster). It isn't long between the two develop a bond and Brian develops second thoughts about his mission. As Brian and Mia develop strong feelings for each other, it becomes more and more evident that Dominic's gang is responsible for the highway hijackings. He must decide whether to protect his new friends and love or do his job and bring them to justice. Also starring Michelle Rodriguez.

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Metacritic Score

  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    The result is an intensely involving entertainment that can be enjoyed by viewers who scarcely know how their own cars work.

  • 80

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    A gritty and gratifying cheap thrill, Rob Cohen's high-octane hot-car meller is a true rarity these days, a really good exploitationer, the sort of thing that would rule at drive-i...

  • 40

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    Neither fast nor furious, this film belongs in the section of the supermarket where blah-white labels and big block lettering denote brandless cigarettes, vodka, crushed pineapple ...

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