“I've Seen This Movie Before...but It Had Rollerblades.”
“The Best Thing That Comes From This Third Installment To The "Fast And Furious" Franchise Are The Awesome Color Abstract On The Nighttime Racting Scenes! Other Than That, We Really Don't Get Much From This Weak Sequel.”
“You're Representing Me Now. What You Think, I'm Gonna Let You Roll In A Hyundai?”
“Hey Sucka, Teach Me How To Drift!!”
“Why'd You Let Me Race Your Car? You Knew I Was Gonna Wreck It. ”
“"It's Not The Ride, Its The Rider"”
“This Was Better Then 2 Fast 2 Seriuose ”
“RIDING OFF THE MOMENTUM....”
“Just Reaching Into Our Pockets For A Few Dollars More...”
“If You Love Racing Then "Tokyo Drift" Will Have You Gleefully Leaning In Your Seat With Every Exciting Turn.”
The third movie in the Bad News Bears series, a notable turkey, went to Japan. That trip spells certain doom for the Fast and the Furious franchise as well.
Gregory Kirschling - Entertainment Weekly
A number of questions spring to mind when considering The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Can the movies possibly get any faster or more furious? What exactly is the Tokyo Drift? And does Al Gore know what we can do to stop it?
Nathan Lee - New York Times
The only Drift you'll experience is the one towards sleep.
Peter Bradshaw - Guardian [UK]
The cars only flirt with destruction. And the movie only flirts with entertainment.
Wesley Morris - Boston Globe
Tokyo Drift is a subculture in search of a compelling story line, and Black's leaden performance makes you pine for the days of Paul Walker.
Matt Singer - Village Voice
The kind of movie in which plot and performances (and members of the fairer sex) are treated as accessories, Tokyo Drift is all about the action. And on that count, it won't let you down.
Elizabeth Weitzman - New York Daily News
To call it a great film would be to oversell it, but as a fun, fascinating work of kinetic art, a 100-minute visual spectacle, it's a knockout.
Tom Maurstad - Dallas Morning News
It delivers all the races and crashes you could possibly desire, and a little more.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
For all its crashes and flash, this is a movie that drifts away as we watch it. Muscle cars and all, it's often a waste of gas.
Michael Wilmington - Chicago Tribune
Despite all the silliness the drift races are gripping, and director Justin Lin captures Tokyo's energy and glitter far better than Sofia Coppola.
Jonathan Rosenbaum - Chicago Reader
OK, they squeezed one more lap out of this franchise. It's been a fun ride, but it's time to shut things down. If you get my drift.
David Hiltbrand - Philadelphia Inquirer
Going to Japan for this movie was a smart move by the filmmakers. Not only does it provide new backdrops for the races, but the F&F movies (as their fans call them) have drawn a huge international fan base.
Jeff Strickler - Minneapolis Star Tribune
A crazy-cool screech of a movie, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift is a complete gas, a mad cross-cultural twist on a near-forgotten film genre that keeps your eyes glued to the screen.
Tom Long - Detroit News
Director Justin Lin (Better Luck Tomorrow) goes back to basics, back to what everyone liked about the original, namely mindless car-racing fun.
Bill Muller - Arizona Republic
You've seen it all before, except that you haven't, not quite this way.
Todd McCarthy - Variety
The movie teaches us that you can flip your car down a mountain 15 times and walk away from it with two Tylenol.
Kyle Smith - New York Post
This is an exceptionally stupid and irresponsible movie on some levels. But it does score points for style and exotic location.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift is vile, moronic, sexist and possibly harmful to society. As vile, moronic, sexist and possibly harmful entertainments go, however, it is frequently a hoot.
Peter Howell - Toronto Star
Anyone who still longs to see gaijin yahoos tear up Tokyo's streets will be appeased by the high-speed action in this perfunctory but reasonably efficient entry in the franchise spawned by the 2001 surprise hit The Fast and the Furious.
Jason Anderson - Globe and Mail
The problem with contemporary Hollywood isn't that so many of the movies it's churning out are based on formula; it's that so many directors take perfectly good formulas and wreck them with bad filmmaking.
Stephanie Zacharek - Salon.com
Aside from trying my patience, the film offered one important lesson: never again attend a movie with the words 'fast' and 'furious' both in the title.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
So what if the movie dumbs down Japanese culture to a bad yakuza movie and features Japanese characters who can barely speak Japanese? The cars are the stars here. Everything else is lost in translation.
Kirk Honeycutt - Hollywood Reporter
The thin story and thinner characters are just setups for the race sequences, which are punctuated by lavish parties where lithe women seem to outnumber the guys by a 5-to-1 ratio.
David Germain - Associated Press
Look out for a star cameo -- it's the only surprise you'll get from this heap.
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
Best viewed as an energetic cartoon, an unintentionally amusing, head-shaking guilty pleasure that will divert those not in the mood for anything more profound than gleaming metal and preening women.
Kenneth Turan - Los Angeles Times
A neon-lit western where the steeds are cast in steel and the drifter's gunfight for the town and the girl is fought on four wheels; it's a movie proudly committed to noise, colour and motion.
Luke Goodsell - Empire Magazine Australasia
A perfunctory and unintentionally goofy attempt to keep the series running without its stars Vin Diesel and Paul Walker.
Nick Schager - Lessons of Darkness
Gary Dowell - Baltimore City Paper
Fernando F. Croce - CinePassion
It reaches a level of mediocrity that leaves the previous entries in the dust ....
Felix Gonzalez Jr. - DVD Review
...the movie's striking setting and compelling lead performance ensure that it remains a slight cut above its immediate predecessor.
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
Tom Meek - Boston Phoenix
Brian Gibson - Film School Rejects
- Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Jim Lane - Sacramento News & Review
Garth Franklin - Dark Horizons
Joe Lozito - Big Picture Big Sound
Stefan Birgir Stefansson - sbs.is
Just remember that the hot rods burning rubber are the real stars of this spectacular, high-octane tribute to testosterone.
Kam Williams - Upstage Magazine
The third entry in the Fast and the Furious franchise burrows culture shock in dishonesty.
Mark Palermo - Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
The third time around for The Fast and the Furious finds the franchise spinning its tires.
Mark Pfeiffer - Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
A nod to the old "new kid in town" formula film... it's better than you might expect.
Kevin A. Ranson - MovieCrypt.com
This piece of junk is so bad that even Paul Walker turned it down.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
In Stunt Drivers Gone Wild 3, the plot stays the same although the style of driving differs slightly.
Steve Rhodes - Internet Reviews
I found myself responding to its fenderheaded foolishness... and I suspect that those of you with a healthy taste for the absurd may find themselves reacting in the same way.
Collin Souter - eFilmCritic.com
It's a weak sequel, to a weak series.
Felix Vasquez Jr. - Film Threat
Lin's enjoyably stupid action flick keeps the thrills coming thick and, er, fast.
Neil Smith - BBC
Unlike its two previous incarnations though, this one doesn't necessarily have to be seen on the big screen, as its story is lacking quite some, and its stars, second-rate.
JoBlo - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Another vapid actioner involving smoking wheels and women...Tokyo Drift doesn't burn its rubber very convincingly.
Frank Ochieng - Movie Eye
Both exhilarating and laughable -- a noisy neon mash-up of 'Blade Runner' and 'Eat My Dust.'
John Beifuss - Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)