Chris Nashawaty
September 22, 2006 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
98 minutes
Wide Release Date
06/16/06
performer
Lucas Black, Bow Wow
director
Justin Lin
distributor
Universal
author
Alfredo Botello, Chris Morgan, Kario Salem
genre
ActionAdventure

We gave it a C-

Setting the third installment of this high-octane/low-IQ franchise in Japan probably sounded like an exotic masterstroke in the pitch meeting. Too bad it didn’t die there. In The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Lucas Black fills the not-very-big shoes of both Vin Diesel and Paul Walker adequately; the racing scenes are cool enough. But the fortune-cookie moral of the story is absurd, basically equating skidding turns (or ”drifting”) with the Meaning of Life. EXTRAS The cast goes to driving school; a profile of real-life ”Drift King” Keiichi Tsuchiya.

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