‘The Fast and the Furious’ review

“The Fast and the Furious” — The latest in the recent spate of car movies is quite stupid, but surprisingly, it’s also quite entertaining. The car race and chase scenes are pumped up by pounding techno and hard rock beats, and — in the film’s smartest move — there’s no dialogue in these scenes. The story involves Paul Walker as an undercover cop investigating a group of highway robbers led by the aptly-named Vin Diesel. The charismatic leads are perfect for carrying the film above its necessarily-absurd premise. B

­— John Hansen, NDSU Spectrum, Aug. 28, 2001