“The Fast and the Furious” is one of those series that improves 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 delivers the best entry so far. We’ve got previously deceased characters returning to the narrative in ways that are simultaneously ridiculous and inventive (in a very soap opera way), while the series has moved away from its heist-movie beginnings , heading straight into expensive, noisy and entertaining-as-hell ridiculousness much to the delight of its built-in audience. For most of its running time it’s on par with the previous installment, but the rollicking, teeth-shattering climax on a runway had me gritting my teeth through an incredulous smile, so props for that. 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)