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The Fast and the Furious

Pedal to the metal for Fast & Furious film franchise

While the film still took in US$158 globally, the lack of original cast members was telling; this was a series running on empty.

Sunday, 19 May, 2013, 3:00pm

The Fast and the Furious 5 (Film)

This movie comes as advertised. There's a lot of twisted metal, roaring engines, screeching tyres and blistering car chases. In other words, a lot of the over-the-top action we've come to expect from director Justin Lin. And in that respect, he delivers. Except, this time, we don't get those magnificent car races we've come to adore.

13 May 2011 - 12:00am

Furious, but no fast chase

Fast and the Furious 5 comes as advertised. There's a lot of twisted metal, roaring engines, screeching tyres and blistering car chases. In other words, a lot of the over-the-top action we've come to expect from director Justin Lin. And in that respect, he delivers. Except, this time, we don't get those magnificent car races we've come to adore.

8 May 2011 - 12:00am

Cast explodes into a fury of adventure

The fifth instalment of The Fast and the Furious franchise reunites the cast members for one final high-stakes heist in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Ex-cop Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker), Dom (Vin Diesel) and Mia Toretto (Jordana Brewster) are in big trouble. They have to find a way to pull off a major robbery to regain their freedom.

4 May 2011 - 12:00am

Scott Walker

Scott Walker

The Drift

(4AD)

The Drift opens with a haunting repeated guitar riff and a gallop of drums, as Scott Walker croons pompous soundbites from imaginary reviews: 'a moving aria for a vanishing style of mind', 'a noble debut tackling vertiginous demands'. But accusations of Walker going soft by peddling humour are misguided.

21 May 2006 - 12:00am

The Fast And The Furious

Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez

Director: Rob Cohen

Category: IIA

27 Jan 2002 - 12:00am