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Fast & Furious 6 wins over critics

Fast & Furious 6

Story by Jack Foley

THE sixth instalment in the Fast & Furious franchise continues has so far enjoyed an overwhelmingly positive response from critics.

Relocating the action to London, among other locations, the latest film finds Vin Diesel and Paul Walker’s heroes tackling a new villain in the form of Luke Evans, at the behest of Dwayne Johnson.

Leading the approval, Todd McCarthy, of The Hollywood Reporter, wrote: “This new entry will only add mightily to the good fortunes of Universal’s biggest franchise; no matter how silly and outlandish the action gets – and it does become ridiculous – it also delivers the goods its audience expects.”

Scott Foundas, of Variety, wrote: “Faithful fans and passers-by alike should be more than pleased by this superior piece of classical action craftsmanship.”

And Screen International opined that it “adds some slightly dodgy new elements to the mix but still delivers what should be enough macho swagger and over-the-top auto action to keep fans of the franchise happy.”

James Mottram, of Total Film, wrote: “Gripes aside, F&F6 delivers where it matters: exhilarating, non-stop, jump-out-your-seat action.”

And Owen Williams of Empire magazine wrote: “Furious 6, like its predecessors, is a big screen no-brainer that’s objectively terrible but undeniably pleasurable.”

The film opens in UK cinemas on Friday, May 17, 2013.