Fast and Furious

Theatrical Release: April 3, 2009
Fast and Furious


Vin Diesel and Paul Walker reteam for the ultimate chapter of the franchise built on speed— “Fast and Furious.” Heading back to the streets where it all began, they rejoin Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster to blast muscle, tuner and exotic cars across Los Angeles and floor through the Mexican desert in the new high-octane action-thriller.

When a crime brings them back to L.A., fugitive ex-con Dom Toretto (Diesel) reignites his feud with agent Brian O’Conner (Walker). But as they are forced to confront a shared enemy, Dom and Brian must give in to an uncertain new trust if they hope to outmaneuver him. And from convoy heists to precision tunnel crawls across international lines, two men will find the best way to get revenge: push the limits of what’s possible behind the wheel.

Dove Review

This fourth “Fast and Furious” film is filled with flaming fatal scenes including bullets flying, car crashes, fist fights, and murder. It is action-packed and the viewer doesn’t get much of a chance to catch a breath. Dom Toretto (Diesel) is an ex-con and a fugitive. He seeks revenge when the woman he loves is murdered. He runs into Agent Brian O’Conner (Walker), the man who used to date his sister. Although there was no love lost between the two of them, now there is the possibility of them working together.

The film contains a lot of violence and strong language, in addition to being strong in the sex category, and we can’t recommend it as a family-friendly film. Check out “Monsters vs. Aliens” which just arrived last week. It’s the ticket for family viewing right now.

Content Description

Sex: Passionate kissing; a woman straddles a man while kissing him although she and he are wearing clothes; another couple kisses; several women kiss each other in a couple of scenes.
Language: GD-2; G/OMG-2; S-13; A-4; B-1; D-2; F-1; H-2; Slang for female genitalia-2; Slang for male genitalia-2; Idiot-2
Violence: A fight over a petroleum truck; vehicles collide and a woman hangs on outside the vehicle; explosions and fires; fist fights; glass explodes on several occasions as people jump through glass and glass is shot; a man shoots into a crowd; a man shoots a woman although the impact is not seen; a man grabs another man and slams him into a wall and his face is bloodied; a man holds an engine block over a character and threatens him until he gets some information; car crashes during race scenes; several deaths in the film as people are shot; a bloody wound is seen; a cock fight; a man is elbowed at the throat; a chase in mines with cars and people getting banged up; a man is kicked; a man is run over by a car on purpose.
Drugs: Drinking in several scenes.
Nudity: Several women wear skimpy clothing; cleavage; close-up of woman's rear and she is wearing very little; shirtless men; a nude portrait features woman's breasts.
Other: A funeral and the topic of death; a scene in which three people pray over a meal.


Company: Universal Pictures
Writer: Chris Morgan and Gary Scott Thompson
Director: Justin Lin
Genre: Action
Runtime: 107 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter