The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Reviews

  • 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

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