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The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

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United States, Germany, Japan · 2006
Rated PG-13 · 1h 44m
Director Justin Lin
Starring Lucas Black, Nathalie Kelley, Sung Kang, Shad Moss
Genre Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

In the third installment of The Fast and Furious franchise, Sean Boswell (Lucas Black) moves in with his military father stationed in Tokyo to avoid juvenile detention for street racing. While settling into his new life, Sean discovers drift racing thanks to a friend. This new world takes Sean for spin in a new city.

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Austin Chronicle by

Racing junkies would be better off browsing the myriad of online drifting videos where the camera doesn't cut and the people don't speak.


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.


L.A. Weekly by Scott Foundas

Manna from gearhead heaven, the third and most guiltily pleasurable Furious emits the crude thrills of a 1950s drag-racing cheapie, only with souped-up Toyotas and Nissans in place of gas-guzzling hot rods, and slinky Asian temptresses substituted for poodle-skirted teenyboppers.


The A.V. Club by Scott Tobias

The racing sequences are the series' meat and potatoes, but in terms of story, Tokyo Drift barely offers a stalk of asparagus.


Variety by Todd McCarthy

Pumping high-performance gas back into the series after a second lap sputter, third entry stays in high gear most of the way with several exhilarating racing sequences, and benefits greatly from the evocative Japanese setting.

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