Furious 7 offers edge-of-the-seat excitement with outlandish action sequences, inventive stunts, hilarious cartoonish moments and even some touching emotion (* * * out of four; rated PG-13; opens Thursday in select theaters and Friday nationwide).
Sure, there are plenty of eye-rolling moments: Vin Diesel's acting skills consist mostly of glowering. The movie can be deafening with amplified sounds of cars revving. Its wide-ranging, gravity-defying plot rarely makes sense. And yet, what it offers in spades is pure, adrenaline-infused fun.