Furious 7

Rated 3.0

Speed demon Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his crew (Dwayne Johnson, the late Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, et al.) are being hunted by the brother of a vanquished villain from Fast & Furious 6 (Jason Statham); they join with a shadowy government operative (Kurt Russell) to turn the tables on their pursuer. The preposterous franchise reaches an apotheosis of sorts with a delirious array of death-and-physics-defying stunts, as exciting and enjoyable as they are unbelievable and physically impossible. (On a more subdued note, similar CGI wizardry completes the performance of Walker, who died during production.) Chris Morgan's script is pretty much beside the point, but it provides director James Wan with an efficient framework, and outlandish as it all is, the movie delivers the goods. J.L.