Fast & Furious Fast, Furious

Fourth installment just what you expect
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Apr 3, 2009 10:46 AM CDT

(Newser) Fast & Furious, the fourth installment in the series that made Vin Diesel a star, is “exactly and precisely what you'd expect,” writes Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times—and his fellow critics agree:

  • “If you're in the mood for a lot of vroom, vroom, thump, thump, then Fast & Furious should leave you exhausted and satiated for a very long time,” writes Betsy Sharkey in the Los Angeles Times.

  • “This is an expertly made action film, by which I mean the special effects are good and the acting is extremely basic,” Ebert writes.
  • “Inoffensive and uninspired,” the film “will be best appreciated by future audiences flabbergasted by its unabashed revelry in fossil-fuel consumption,” notes Nathan Lee in the New York Times.
  • “The F&F franchise has produced movies of varied quality,” says Gary Thompson in the Philadelphia Daily News. “This is the worst.”