“The Fast and the Furious” is one of those series that improves on each movie pretty much with each new installment. This time around, following the ridiculous (and ridiculously fun) fifth installment, director Justin Lin once again manages to up the ante on the action and the entertainment, and delivers the best entry so far. Here, we see previously deceased characters return to the narrative in ways that are both ridiculous and inventive (in a very soap opera way), while the series has moved away from its heist-movie beginnings and heads straight into a very expensive, noisy and entertaining-as-hell ridiculousness, much to the delight of its ever-increasing audience. It’s on par with the previous installment for most of it, but its rollicking, teeth-shattering climax on an aviation runway that had me gritting my teeth through an incredulous smile. The acting isn’t exactly great, but each cast member is so charismatic and well-paired that it ends up being perfectly tailored to the contents of the movie.
Rating: ★★★ (out of 5)