2 Fast 2 Furious

2003

2 Fast 2 Furious

Critics Consensus

Beautiful people and beautiful cars in a movie that won't tax the brain cells.

36%

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Vin Diesel opted to not appear in the sequel to the film the shot him to stardom in the first place, The Fast and the Furious. With the character of Dominic Toretto out of the picture, 2 Fast 2 Furious concentrates exclusively on the latest exploits of undercover agent Brian O'Connor, played by Paul Walker. In addition, with director Rob Cohen passing, producers have added a dash of credibility to the sequel by hiring John Singleton to helm. What does completely remain from the first film is the presence of fast-living underground street-racing gangs. Moving from Los Angeles to Miami, O'Connor is looking to redeem himself after the events of the first movie, so he again goes undercover to infiltrate another group of thuggish car enthusiasts. This time around he's enlisted the help of ex-con Roman Pierce (Tyrese) and fellow agent Monica Celemente (Eva Mendes) to bring down Carter Verone (Cole Hauser), an importer/exporter who heads up a massive drug trafficking operation. Heading up the supporting cast are hip-hop stars Ludacris and Fabolous. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

Cast

Paul Walker
as Brian O'Conner
Tyrese Gibson
as Roman Pearce
Eva Mendes
as Monica Fuentes
Cole Hauser
as Carter Verone
Thom Barry
as Agent Bilkins
James Remar
as Agent Markham
Amaury Nolasco
as Orange Julius
Michael Ealy
as Slap Jack
Edward Finlay
as Agent Dunn
Mark Boone Jr.
as Det. Whitworth
Matt Gallini
as Enrique
Jin
as Jimmy
Troy Brown
as Paul Hackett
Sam Maloof
as Joe Osborne
Troy Robinson
as Feliz Vispone
Sincerely A. Ward
as Slap Jack's Girlfriend
Marianne M. Arreaga
as Police Chopper Pilot
Nievecita Dubuque
as Suki's Girl
Tequilla Hill
as Suki's Girl
Bettina Huffer
as Suki's Girl
Phuong Tuyet Vo
as Suki's Girl
Felecia Rafield
as Detective
Mateo Herreros
as Detective
Zachary L. Mann
as U.S. Customs Lead Agent
Lily Agosto
as Waitress
Tony Bolano
as Gardener
Tara Carroll
as Seductress
Neal H. Moritz
as Swerving Cop
Marianne M. Arrega
as Police Chopper Pilot
Tamara Jones
as Customs Technician
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Critic Reviews for 2 Fast 2 Furious

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  • If you feel the need for speed in John Singleton's sluggish sequel to The Fast and the Furious then remember: just say no.

    Jun 14, 2003 | Rating: 2/5

    Nev Pierce

    BBC.com
    Top Critic
  • The vehicular action in 2 Fast is profoundly low-tech, and engagingly brawny.

    Jun 10, 2003 | Full Review…
  • Director John Singleton once promised greatness with Boyz N the Hood. Here he's going through the paces with a story that was old by the second season of Miami Vice.

    Jun 9, 2003
  • Walker and Tyrese go for a no-frills style, giving the antiheroic protagonists solid emotional underpinnings before all the fancy driving gets started.

    Jun 9, 2003
  • It's a terrible movie, stuck in plot idiocies and big, noisy set pieces like a tire mired in mud.

    Jun 7, 2003 | Full Review…
  • This John Singleton-directed sequel provides a breezy enough joyride,but it lacks the unassuming freshness of the economy-priced original.

    Jun 6, 2003

    Todd McCarthy

    Variety
    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for 2 Fast 2 Furious

  • Apr 07, 2017
    I'm as big of a fan of the Fast & Furious as anybody, but there's no question the low point of the series is the 2nd and 3rd film. 2 Fast 2 Furious is in large part just a complete rehash of the first film, but without the fun action and fun cheesy lines. The film attempts to do both of those, but fails miserably. Paul Walker is back as Brian O'Conner, the now former cop turned undercover agent, but instead of Dominic Toretto he's joined by Roman Pearce, played by Tyrese Gibson. Their chemistry is undeniable, but their acting? Yeah, it's not exactly Oscar caliber. Of course, I'm not expecting any of these movies to win academy awards, but I shouldn't cringe watching their acting for a good portion of the film. Eva Mendes also joins the cast this time, as a useless character that somewhat pines after O'Conner but is more or less just there as eye candy for the audience. Which pretty much describes the entire movie. It's nice to look at, but there's absolutely no point to this film. O'Conner & Pearce are hired by the FBI to infiltrate and take down criminal, Carter Verone, who plans to sell drugs and steal money, I think. We don't learn much about Verone, and he's pretty much your standard prototypical B-movie villain. Again, those adjectives can describe the overall quality of the film, standard and prototypical. Besides an occasional drag race or bland action sequence, I'm not sure what's really happening in this film. Why do we even care? It's the worst acted, written, and directed of the entire series, by far. When I go back and watch Tokyo Drift that could change, but I remember liking this film more the first time I watched it. Despite looking kind of neat, the action is sub-par. And that's the centerpiece of this franchise. If you're not already selling the film on acting or story, then you need something to keep my attention. Oh, and there's also this random torture scene that doesn't fit in at all with the rest of the film tonally. 2 Fast 2 Furious is borderline unwatchable. +Beautiful locations & cars -But that amounts to nothing film-wise -Poor acting, writing, and directing -Rehash of the first film 4.0/10
    Thomas D Super Reviewer
  • Jun 03, 2016
    Certainly not anything like what I would call a "good" film, but the quality of the acting is taken up a notch (it's still low of course, but better than the first) and the script holds some small semblance of originality.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 18, 2016
    Weaker than its predecessor, however it still features sexy cars (and women), fun action and of course a lot of mindless entertainment that made the first one great.
    Mr N Super Reviewer
  • Dec 01, 2013
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    Directors C Super Reviewer

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