Fast & Furious 6

June 10, 2013 1 By Fans
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Hobbs has Dom and Brian reassemble their crew in order to take down a mastermind who commands an organization of mercenary drivers across 12 countries. Payment? Full pardons for them all.

Release Year: 2013

Rating: 7.8/10 (18,216 voted)

Director: Justin Lin


Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian's (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin's empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete. Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Rodriguez). The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London. Payment? Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again.

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Filming Locations: Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland, UK

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Did You Know?


Dennis McCarthy, the man behind building the vehicles used in the fast car franchise says that they used “a whole fleet of BMW M5s” in order to complete one sequence. McCarthy also said “We pretty much destroyed every single one later on in other scenes.” See more »


Hobbs refers to the BMW M5s he supplies the crew with as having twin turbo V8 engines. The current F10 variant has this engine, but the older E60 that they are driving has a normally aspirated V10. See more »


User Review

Movin' on up!

Rating: 8/10

While most franchises lose their steam with each succeeding sequel, the

Fast and the Furious franchise is that rare exception where its later

films breathe in new life into the series. Once a franchise about car

racing, "Fast Five" took an unexpected turn as a bank heist thriller in

the vein of Steven Soderbergh's "Ocean's 11," a welcomed change as seen

by its huge box office earnings and critical success. Now, "Furious 6"

is neither about car racing nor bank heists, but rather a terrorist

threat with obvious inspirations from "The Dark Knight." Like "Fast

Five," the results are immensely satisfying and undeniably


The key to the franchise's upward turn in quality is due to director

Justin Lin. He is a skilled action director, and many filmmakers can

learn a few things or two from him: The action sequences are

impressive, engaging, comprehensible, and well-shot, with practical

effects to boot. There is a sense of danger, verve, and life in these

scenes rarely found in other films, despite how over-the-top and

ridiculous they may be; and yes, they often drift into gratify-defying

territory. While I usually don't react out loudly when watching a film,

this film had me gasping, jaw dropping, laughing, and applauding,

sometimes all at once!

Another ingredient to the film's success is the chemistry between the

cast members. We have grown to love these characters over the course of

the series that one cannot help but cheer on for them. In particular,

Tyrese Gibson and Ludicrous have such a terrific rapport with each

other that they provide some of the film's biggest laughs and memorable

one-liners. Additionally, Luke Evans is definitely a step up above the

previous film's antagonist, and Gina Carano provides some great

ass-kicking moments, although not much performance-wise. On another

note, I want to mention how refreshing it is to see minority actors

fill these roles. Certainly, the film's use of a diverse ensemble cast

should be commended. As for the story, it's nothing special, but I dare

you not to act surprised when several plot twists are revealed; I did

so more than I would like to admit.

If there's one thing to learn about this franchise, it's that some

change can be a good thing. While the later sequels do focus away from

the car racing, they still featured cars, which helped retain old fans

while bringing in new ones. "Furious 6" is terrific entertainment, and

judging by yet another dazzling cliffhanger and the audience's

reaction, "Fast & Furious 7" will be an amazing finale for the series.

Unfortunately, Justin Lin won't be back around for the last

installment, but someone please get this man to direct every and all

upcoming action flicks.