The cast is top-notch and the characters are sufficiently likable but the movie’s vanilla narrative repeatedly offers unsurprising plot points.
Despite some great acting, this is a largely unpleasant viewing experience and the downbeat tone isn’t helped by a narrative that flits back and forth in time without rhyme or reason.
U.S. Release Date: 2017-04-14
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Director: F. Gary Gray
Cast: Vin Diesel, Kristofer Hivju, Nathalie Emmanuel, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Scott Eastwood, Kurt Russell, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Charlize Theron, Dwayne Johnson, Helen Mirren
“Dumbing down” was coined for productions like this: big, splashy, testosterone-fueled monstrosities.