Parents' Guide to

Fast X

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Tired fights, crashes, explosions in first of two-parter.

Movie PG-13 2023 141 minutes
Fast X Movie Poster: Main actors' faces surround Vin Diesel's face in the center of the poster, a racetrack with four sports cars below

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 15+

Another great installment to one of the most well-known franchises!

This movie was awesome in one of the only film franchises where stunts can be performed with cars that cannot happen in real life. The stunts and story are both entertaining and it is hard to believe that Vin Diesel is still playing Dominic Toretto even after 22 years! Although the movie as a whole is cool, there is plenty of violence, with many explosions of cars in almost every scene, as well as a bomb in one scene, and much more. There is also a scene where two people share a beer, but other than that, there is no more drinking, and there are no drugs, but there is smoking in various scenes. Swearing mainly includes emphasis on “s--t”, especially by a small boy. Despite all the violence, Dom serves as a positive role model, and a positive message includes promises, and Dom makes his son a promise and says that he will keep it. One thing that extremely disturbing, though, is the antagonist of the story. There is a scene where he is talking to dead people, who obviously cannot communicate back, which is a sign that he is a psychopath, and this makes this installment a little more disturbing to some viewers. Despite all the violence, the CGI is incredibly displayed, and it is definitely worth a watch.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
age 12+

Pure Exellence is All I have To Say

What's with the 2 stars from Common Sense and the 6.4 out of 10 from IMDb? The movie was awesome! However let me break down the iffy stuff. So, the movie was just full of action. Just nonstop action. That's what makes it pretty violent because the movie is nothing but action. However there was very little blood and gore to my surprise. For language there are many uses of s**t, ass, bulls**t and one use of b***h and I thought there would be at least one but there were 0 F Bombs. There is just a small sex scene at the beginning and one very little in the middle of the film but it's not graphic at all. That's why I think ages 12 and up is perfect for the movie. It wasn't that inappropriate really.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (9):

The 10th official movie in this wildly popular franchise -- the first of a two-parter -- has the same, now somewhat tired formula: travel, stunts, fights, explosions, crashes, "family" talk, repeat. In Fast X (the marketing team missed a chance to play with the phrase "Fast-Ten your seatbelt!"), the oft-repeated "family is everything" theme is now mostly about protecting your family and how much it hurts to lose loved ones (even though most of the characters who were once thought dead are actually alive). The stunts are bigger, of course, but they still seem derivative of past set pieces. And Momoa's Dante acts almost exactly like Batman's foe the Joker, dancing, giggling, wearing flouncy, clownish outfits, spouting endless one-liners, and behaving ghoulishly; it's all pretty shopworn. (Cena, on the other hand, offers some of the movie's warmest, funniest moments, playing the "cool uncle" in charge of protecting his nephew.)

While the movie occasionally, slyly makes fun of itself, that's not enough to break it free from its slavish devotion to the franchise's hit recipe. And after more than two hours, Fast X ends on a cliffhanger! Still, it's all so exhausting that even that may make you yearn not for more, but rather for a true and proper ending to this decades-long story.

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