Parents' Guide to

The Fate of the Furious

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

More of the same over-the-top, consequence-free action.

Movie PG-13 2017 136 minutes
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Parents say (14 ):
Kids say (39 ):

Like other recent movies in the popular franchise, this one settles into effortless cruise control, escalated only by its extravagant stunt sequences. So The Fate of the Furious doesn't really do anything different, but it also won't disappoint. The previous film, Furious 7, was arguably the best in the adrenaline-fueled franchise to date; now director F. Gary Gray (Friday, The Italian Job, Straight Outta Compton) takes the wheel, and while he doesn't explore any new territory, he also doesn't sputter out.

The characters are now older (most are around 40), and their need to out-cool each other has subsided, replaced by loyalty and family bonds. (The villain in this piece, played by a cool Theron, is a direct threat to the team's family and their deals.) While the movie still occasionally objectifies women -- and still doesn't seem to care much about story, dialogue, or smarts -- The Fate of the Furious has at least four truly amazing, spectacular action sequences; their very ingenuity and the enthusiasm with which they're carried out are infectious. It's hard not to smile.

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