All member reviews for The Fast and the Furious

Common Sense Media says

Flashy street-racing movie with violence, profanity, sexism.
 

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(out of 27 reviews)
age 13+
 
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Teen, 15 years old Written byOGORMAN February 3, 2011
 

Movie shows excellent rendition of street racing, though filled with inappropiate content for younger eyes and ears.

People say this movie is crappy, well you gotta cut it a little slack because it was made way back in 2001. So maybe the action level and visual effects weren't enough for some... I though it was a very well made movie. The camera really captured the nitty gritty side of street racing. There is a lot of language and violence though (oil is poured into a man's mouth and a main character is trapped against a moving gas truck, which is shown in great and bloody detail) the n-word and other language is also used. The casting was great, especially Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto, Paul Walker as Brian O'Conner, and the extremely beautiful Jordana Brewster as Mia Toretto. The language, violence, poor choices, and flashy cars will not mix well with those under 14 years old.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 14 years old Written byfoxirox March 23, 2010
 

good

ok so how can you think this is a bad movie. seriously? action packed series gives this movie quite an adrenaline rush
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Adult Written bykingster April 9, 2008
 

A great movie!

I love the car chases in this movie and the cars too! Paul Walker is really hot in this movie! Very entertaining!
Adult Written byseen-all-movies February 21, 2011
 

GREAT for a little mature 13 year old kid, but not much younger

This film is one of the fastest and adrenalin pumping movies i've seen. it features the story of a young cop going undercover to infiltrate the street racing environment and attempt to crack the case of a gang hijacking and robing trucks. the movie is a deep and action filled look into the street racing environment of the U.S. streets, and it shows more or less everything from this illegal culture. you see lots of high speed action in form of car chases, some of witch involves shooting. there is a scene where SWAT police force takes down several suspects with use of force and you will se hand to hand combat. also most of the lead characters are showed drinking at least once through out the movie, but they never get visible drunk. in addition to this there are an more or less explicit sex scene, many girls are shown in vulgar bikinis dancing and showing of their body, and some reference to sex but no direct nudity is ever shown. also the movie shows a brutal interrogation where a victim is being forced to give information, brutality used here are the interrogators sticks a oil pump in the victims mouth and pumps oil down his throat, but it appears in the movie not quite as violent as it may appear written. the conclusion is that it is a great movie if you are an a little mature 13 year old, but not very much younger than that. then again, age ratings are different from one individual to another. some people can se movies like this early, some must wait a while, and in most cases the person probably knows this best himself. so talk to your kid about how he or she feels about this, wether he/she has got a good line in between fiction and reality, if they feel they do, and they give you no reason to believe other wise, then by all means let them see this movie, because it is an adrenalin kick not to be missed.
Adult Written bynjn August 14, 2009
 
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 8 years old June 27, 2015
 

Insanely violent, thriller is very racy and has tons of strong language.

My rating:R for strong sequences of violence, intense sequences of frenetic gun violence, pervasive language, and strong racy content.
Teen, 14 years old Written byPaulWalker4life April 8, 2015
 

Amazing

Literally the best movie I've ever seen. the whole franchise is so good. id die for these movies. some things are iffy for kids under 12, but nothing that this generation cant handle.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written bylololololol42 July 1, 2013
 

dond watch

bad show
What other families should know
Great role models
Kid, 10 years old October 30, 2010
 

awsome!

awsome! a lot of bad stuff like 2 girls kiss long and they use both f words f**k u and fa**ot and the n word. they got the rating wrong. its pg-13 for violence, sexual content, and language. overall 1 of my fav movies!
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Kid, 11 years old June 20, 2010
 

WTF COMMENSESNE

WTF COMMONSENSE THE MOVIE WUZ AWESOME
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Teen, 15 years old Written byTheHonestGuy July 9, 2014
 

Decent action movie, pretty violent

I watched this movie a few years ago when I was maybe 11 or 12 and it was probably not the best thing for me to see. There is a lot of sexual content. At one point a man and a woman make out very intensely and the man buries his face in the woman's breasts (as a song plays in the background which says "I don't give a sh*t about it) which was confusing for me and very awkward with my family. As a race starts a man puts his hand under his girlfriend's shirt and grabs one of her breasts. As far as violence goes, there are a lot of shootings and beatings. Some blood and standard stuff that shouldn't bother your kids. However, there were several parts that disturbed me as a child. At one point gangsters torture their mechanic by shoving an oil pump down his throat and pumping oil into him. The lead gangster then forces him to kiss his shoes and kicks him in the face. This sequence was particularly disturbing to me. A also vaguely recall a point where a man is beaten over the head with a shotgun and interrogated. Other than that the violence isn't too bad. Standard action stuff. There is quite a bit of language and illegal content involving drugs. All I can say is if you think your kids can handle this then let them watch it. Make sure they are mature enough so that this bad behavior doesn't rub off on them. Common Sense way overreacted in saying "this is a bad, bad movie."
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 15 years old Written byFILMCRITIC500 December 30, 2013
 

thrilling, bloody, raucnhy, and not for young car lovers

I had seen the last 2 in the series before I saw this one, and it was good, but not what I was expecting. It is more graphic, explicit, and raunchy than the 5th and 6th movies. but this movie was good nonetheless, even though most of the movie is fit for older kids. there are many violent instances, including shootouts, car chases, car crashes, beatings, bloody wounds, an explosion, and a graphic torture scene with motor oil. there are plenty of shots of scantily clad women, along with scenes involving touching certain areas. there is also a scene with a topless man and woman in bed, presumably after sex, though they start caressing each other shortly after. the language is extremely strong for a PG-13, with fa**ot used in the first few minutes, and later, one fully enunciated f**k and the N word. other obscenities include sh*t, bulls**t, a**, b***h, and others. characters smoke and drink heavily during the movie.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 16 years old Written byUnknownpearson May 30, 2013
 

Good

The movie is great but language includes F--k s--t a-s h--l d--n the n word B---h c--p and more Dom and petty are naked in the shower kissing
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 15 years old Written byMr. Tights June 5, 2012
 

Okay movie

If I could rate this it would be: PG-13 Violence, language and some senuality
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 14 years old Written byMoviecritic777 April 5, 2015
 

It's not as bad as it looks

The movie has a lot of life. The stylish plot about street racing is what keeps the movie going. the acting may not be that great but besides that the action and violence is very awesome. With all of these elements the fast and the furious keeps being backs memories of the tv shows of the 1950's and classics.
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Written byAnonymous November 29, 2014
 

Thrilling but very violent movie has sex and violence and drugs

My rating:PG-13 for wreckless race car violence,sexual content,drug use and brief strong language
Teen, 13 years old Written bySuperheroguy77 August 2, 2014
 

Great movie

Common Sense Media are being too harsh on this brilliant movie the violence is just at the same level as any other movie in the series so the violence is 3/5 despite stupid common sense thinking its 5/5
Kid, 11 years old April 24, 2014
 

Good movie

Very good movie with some violence and blood moderate cursing but overall very good
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 16 years old Written byevolinag November 29, 2012
 

Cars, skimpy dresses and action dominate this poorly written drama-thriller hybrid.

"The Fast and the Furious" is a drama/thriller/action movie by Rob Cohen. Explosions, girls wearing skimpy dresses and illegal drug races - that's pretty much all to expect from this movie. Like its sequels, this movie is made especially for people who are intersted in cars and action movies, especially the male ones. But for all the other viewers, out of the target group, there is not much to see. It desperately tries to connect the sequences of car races and action with a storyline, the script is very poorly written and has questionable messages. It is a story of friendship, yes, but the movie makes it look like being befriended with a gangster is an excuse of letting him do anything. You have to keep in mind that the protagonist is an undercover cop. Women are nothing more than the male protagonist's accessoirs, rather than having any personality or any contribution to the plot. The actors are so-so - they are not overacting, but there are no memorable performances. Overall, t is not the worst movie, at least it has a plot, and some entertaining content, but still, the screenplay is very weak, the messages and the depictions of women are bad and the movie as a whole is a very shallow and disappointing movie. (NOTE: Because of all the gender-based informations given here, i want to note that i am male. I just want to support women's rights) ---------------------------------------------- The movie is a pretty accurate PG-13. A man is tortured by having motor oil spilled over him. A man's arm is stuck in a truck, is shot and gets very bloody. Many shootings, a violent undertone. One use of the f-word, several other tems such as s--t and d--n. Some racist or homophobic terms. A sexual innuendo, but no sex or nudity. A man grabs a woman's breasts. It is an average PG-13, if you don't mind it has bad messages and questionable messages. Should be okay for teens and up.
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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 15 years old Written byTotally500 June 22, 2011
 

The Fast Is Right

This is a great action film with lots of action and suspense best film ever
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

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