IF LOYALTIES MUST BE BROKEN, IF THE LINES MUST BE CROSSED, DO IT FAST, DO IT FURIOUS.
Undercover cop Brian O’Connor (Paul Walker) begins to sympathize with the man he’s about to bust (Vin Diesel), a gangster involved in street racing and highway robberies. You know the story from Point Break (1991) – in this version, fast cars have replaced the surfboards. The best thing about this movie is the spectacular stunt work, including a thrilling freeway chase near the ending. Walker is likeable and Diesel’s “bad guy” is given a well-written background, but you know what? We’re entitled to expect more from the latest multiplex offer.
2001-U.S. 107 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Rob Cohen. Cast: Paul Walker (Brian O’Connor), Vin Diesel (Dominic Toretto), Michelle Rodriguez (Letty), Jordana Brewster, Rick Yune, Chad Lindberg… Ja Rule.
Trivia: Followed by seven sequels, starting with 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003).