75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Lin takes an established franchise and makes it surprisingly fresh and intriguing. The movie is not exactly "Shogun" when it comes to the subject of an American in Japan (nor, on the other hand, is it "Lost in Translation"). But it's more observant than we expect, and uses its Japanese locations to make the story about something more than fast cars.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
It's not much of a movie, but a hell of a ride. So what if the movie dumbs down Japanese culture to a bad yakuza movie and features Japanese characters who can barely speak Japanese? The cars are the stars here. Everything else is lost in translation.
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
By all that's unholy, this third edition of the high-emission franchise should have been at least as awful as the second one was. (The first one was good fun.) Yet it's surprisingly entertaining in its deafening fashion, despite the absence of Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, the co-stars of parts one and two.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The F&F series is the 21st century's beach movie, one for some beachless future world where the kids are crowning 25 and seem capable of living off of hair gel and exhaust fumes.
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The kind of movie in which plot and performances (and members of the fairer sex) are treated as accessories, "Tokyo Drift" is all about the action. And on that count, it won't let you down.
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
OK, they squeezed one more lap out of this franchise. It's been a fun ride, but it's time to shut things down. If you get my drift.
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Has plenty of fast cars and revving engines. But unless you're a fan of that sort of thing, its stultifying plot and wooden acting is likely to make you drift - off to sleep.
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33

Entertainment Weekly

Gets lost in translation.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Lucas Black, who looks as much like a high school kid as George Bernard Shaw, speaks in a thick Southern accent that hasn't been heard on any leading man since the second act of "Our American Cousin."
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The F&F franchise ran out of gas half way into the 2001 original.
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46 out of 100
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