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Reviews: Furious 7 (2015)

furiousReviews for this film from our members:

  • Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
    • Excerpt: Nato sotto i peggiori auspici, con il rifiuto di Justin Lin di dirigerlo e con le riprese interrotte bruscamente per la morte del co-protagonista storico, Paul Walker, Fast & Furious 7 si conferma invece come il miglior episodio della lunga serie cominciata 15 anni fa.
  • [New – 10/15/16] | Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian]
  • Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy
  • Matt Brown @ TwitchFilm
  • Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
    • Excerpt: Rather than simply ignoring physics, it downright defies physics with what we see happen on screen. The result is a giant Looney Tunes car chase for more than two hours.
  • Robert Cashill @ Robert Cashill
    • Excerpt: Now more furious, and stupider, too.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: It’s time to come back to earth, which this film only does in its memorial coda to Paul Walker, a fine sendoff which doesn’t take the road most traveled.
  • Edwin Davies @ A Mighty Fine Blog
    • Excerpt: On the whole, Furious 7 is sloppier than the last two films and you often get the sense that Wan’s handle on the chaos and scale of the whole enterprise is not as assured as Lin’s was, but it’s still a riotous good time and a genuinely poignant tribute to an absent friend. It’s something of an Irish wake, but with alcohol substituted for dropping cars out of a goddamn airplane.
  • Carlos del Río @ El rincón de Carlos del Río [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Nada que envidiar a un buen James Bond o una buena Misión Imposible.
  • Jim Dixon @ Examiner.com
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: Furious Seven may only be “good” by way of the [Howard] Hawks Rule, but nonetheless, it’s damn good at what it sets out to do.
  • Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk Online
  • Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: ‘Furious 7’ delivers everything fans have come to expect from the franchise with even crazier stunts and hotter cars, as well as a continued focus on the importance of family.
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: The film-makers give Paul Walker and his Brian O’Conner character a graceful farewell – perhaps that’s what’s most memorable.
  • Vadym Grygoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]
  • Roderick Heath @ This Island Rod
    • Excerpt: Furious 7, for all the emotion it inevitably stirs in reaching the end of one road, does represent a decline in the series from recent highpoints. But it’s still a sweet ride.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: Furious 7 ends ups being a surprisingly touching tale concerning family – not necessarily people united by blood, but by loyalty and friendship. The camaraderie here is stronger than it has ever been.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Too long, too convoluted, too sentimental, and too ridiculous. Some will say those are its good points. Will they embrace the homoeroticism too?
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Out of the back of a C-17; through Emirati skyscrapers – you think these are State Farm or Geico people?
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: From the bang-up beginning to the respectful, touching tribute of the late Paul Walker, “Furious 7” pushes all the right buttons for sensation and maybe even a few tears.
  • Oktay Kozak @ Oregon Herald
  • Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com
  • Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: Watching ‘Furious 7’ you get the distinct impression that, when faced with a creative choice, the filmmakers paused to ask themselves, “What’s the most insane, over the top thing we can do here?” And then they went ahead and did that.
  • Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage
  • João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: Very similar to other “Fast & Furious” films, “Furious 7” delivers the final performance of Paul Walker and some major action scenes
  • Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: Wrecks, crashes, and explosions are par for the course for these films, of course, but there are three separate scenes in which Diesel’s character intentionally totals his car: he plays chicken with Statham’s Shaw, twice no less, crashing head-on at 100 mph+. Later, he drives his car off of a cliff to escape some villains (“you might want to put on your helmet,” he helpfully growls at his passenger).
  • Nuno Reis @ SciFiWorld Portugal [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: Quem for apenas pela componente visual e sonora de certeza que vai delirar pois é um espectáculo pirómano e destrutivo sem igual nos filmes de carros.
  • Jerry Roberts @ http://armchaircinema.com/
    • Excerpt: Furious Seven is as joyfully and gloriously bombastic as that image. When you’re dealing with a sixth sequel it’s nice to report that the energy hasn’t gone out, even when the goals of the movie are to be one-part heavy metal and one-part heavy heart after the real-life death of one of the series regulars. The relief is that these two opposing goals don’t trip over one another. It’s nice that a movie can be emotional and full of beans at the same time.
  • Amir Siregar @ Flick Magazine [Indonesian]
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: A huge, galumphing bore…the maelstrom of mayhem very quickly becomes an orgy of stupidity, and a remarkably tedious one at that.
  • Sarah Ward @ artsHub
  • George Zervopoulos @ www.moviesltd.gr [Greek]
Updated: October 15, 2015 — 9:07 pm
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