'Quick and Livid' movies, ranked

It has been nearly 22 years since Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) ordered the crappy tuna on white, stocked up on NOS at The Racer’s Edge, and lived 1 / 4 mile at a time on the streets of Los Angeles. Since then, the Household has blown up Russian submarines, dragged large vaults throughout Rio with their vehicles, chased large bombs by way of Rome, and even been to precise area.

The Quick saga is now 10 adrenaline-fuelled movies, one spinoff, and over $6.2 billion earnings into its mighty, mighty franchise, with a slew of formidable villains, memorable allies, and tons of of wrecked, extremely costly autos in its wake.

So, all roads result in this: the final word rating of Quick and Livid movies from least-best to absolute-best (they’re all winners in the long run). When you’re performed, here is the right way to watch each single movie.

10. Quick and Livid (2009)

We needed to begin someplace, and the fourth installment of the Quick saga by no means had me. It by no means had its automobile.

Written by Chris Morgan, the movie is the second Quick directorial run for Justin Lin after the third movie, Tokyo Drift. Quick and Livid handbrake turns again to the total authentic solid — however it’s not a good time for any of them. Fuelled by Brian Tyler’s angsty guitar rating, the movie feels weighed down by its personal seriousness this time round, with everybody reeling from grief and blame (primarily at Brian). Brian and Dom are awkwardly reunited whereas making an attempt to infiltrate the highly effective Mexican cartel of villain Arturo Braga (John Ortz) after the homicide of one in all our favourites.

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Michelle Rodriguez’s iconic Letty Ortiz performs a a lot greater position within the story than ever earlier than, although spends nearly all of the movie within the rear mirror after supposedly being murdered. Dom’s on a quest for revenge along with his immediately CSI-level forensics. In the meantime, Brian has rejoined the FBI, again to chasing criminals throughout downtown Los Angeles and pissing off his boring unit enemy, Stasiak (Shea Whigham). The Brian we left in 2 Quick 2 Livid guffawing over a belt filled with stolen money with Roman Pierce (Tyrese Gibson) is a Severe Cop once more. The movie’s new characters are sturdy too, together with Gisele (Gal Gadot) who’s working for Braga, and dynamic duo Tego Leo and Rico Santos (Tego Calderon and Don Omar).


‘Quick X’ overview: How do you high blasting a automobile into area? Two phrases: Jason Momoa. 

Stunt-wise although, Quick and Livid would not disappoint, from the movie’s opening hijacking sequence within the Dominican Republic ending with Dom and Letty narrowly scooching beneath a burning gasoline tanker, to a chaotic avenue race by way of the unclosed streets of LA. However nothing on this movie is as spectacular as the varied dashes throughout the U.S./Mexico border by way of a claustrophobic tunnel at excessive velocity, all intensified by cinematographer Amir Mokri, recent from Unhealthy Boys II, and swift edits from motion film veteran Christian Wagner and future Tarantino go-to Fred Raskin.

Plus, Quick and Livid additionally offers us our first ever “journey or die” from Letty to Dom.

9. The Destiny of the Livid (2017)

Excluding Tokyo Drift, The Destiny of the Livid is the primary Quick film launched with out Paul Walker, following the actor’s tragic loss of life throughout the making of Livid 7. Diesel and Rodriguez lead the staff, with Roman, Tej Parker (Chris “Ludacris” Bridges), Ramsey (Nathalie Emmanuel), and Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) reunited to tackle Charlize Theron’s unblinking cyber terrorist Cipher, one of many extra memorable of the sequence: “Persons are terrified of the hacker group Nameless, however Nameless are terrified of her.”

However the Household are up for his or her hardest activity but, as Dom is pressured to battle with Cipher beneath menace. “Dominic Toretto simply went rogue,” Hobbs declares. Nonetheless, Jason Statham close to steals all the present, returning because the dastardly Deckard Shaw, together with a curveball addition to the franchise: his mum, Madeline Shaw, performed by Dame Helen Mirren. Bravado ranges are sky excessive on this movie, with Hobbs and “tea and crumpets eatin felony sumbitch” Shaw laying down one-liners as furiously as their roundhouse kicks. 

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Fuelled by CGI and pure grunt, the motion sequences in The Destiny of the Livid are each ridiculous and spectacular, from Dom’s avenue race by way of Havana in a shitbox automobile on hearth, to Cipher’s night time of the residing self-driving vehicles in New York, to Johnson and Statham in full melee mode throughout the movie’s excellent jail break sequence. And all of that earlier than Hobbs steers a torpedo along with his naked arms and Dom blows up a submarine with a heat-seeking missile and a NOS-fuelled leap.

Sadly, the movie’s narrative drags somewhat and takes some screeching turns that depart the viewers with whiplash at greatest, deep cringe at worst. Sure, I am speaking in regards to the dreaded cleaning soap opera secret child twist.

8. 2 Quick 2 Livid (2003)

Launched simply two years after the smash hit authentic movie, 2 Quick 2 Livid is considerably of a polarising instalment within the sequence. However as somebody who paid $40 complete Australian {dollars} for this DVD from HMV on launch, then watched it time and again, I am going to all the time love this movie. The comedic various to the unique with everybody barking into their Nokia flip telephones, the sequel is commonly ignored for a few of the greater finances, stunt-laden epics of the later years. However mates, this movie is a riot. 

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Directed by Joe Singleton, with a screenplay by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, 2 Quick 2 Livid units the method for the early movies in stone, repeating strategies from the primary movie (although upping the stakes to a $3,500 avenue race buy-in and actually elevating a bridge within the first race). With music video-style cinematography by Matthew F. Leonetti and fast enhancing by Bruce Cannon and Dallas Puett, the movie tries to reflect the identical driver cam, shut ups, gear shift zooms, and beginning lineup pan as the unique, with a lot of Joe Budden on the soundtrack.

2 Quick 2 Livid takes the seriousness of the unique and dials up the comedy. As perpetual ache within the ass Roman Pierce, Gibson brings a lot wanted humour to the sequence. Donning numerous impeccably crisp t-shirts, Walker bounces off this vitality, as his gleeful, hooting reactions to stunts are a delight — plus, Walker delivers the notorious “stare and drive” sequence with all of the dumb bravado it deserves.

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Gibson is not the one new face who’ll stick round for the sequence; Bridges makes his compelling display screen debut as Tej Parker, “the person to know in Miami.” There’s additionally fan favourites like Devon Aoki, who brushes off rampant sexism on the street racing world because the kickass Suki together with her all-women crew. Eva Longoria retains the operation going as Monica Fuentes, working for fairly one-note forgettable dangerous man and drug cartel importer/exporter Carter Verone.

However actually, one of the best factor about 2 Quick 2 Livid is the driving. Nonetheless within the “automobile movie” part of the franchise, the driving right here is so good it actually bonds the protagonists and the villains: “You are presupposed to be a stone-faced killer, you are over there grabbing your seat belt,” Roman says to henchman Roberto (Roberto Sanchez). Brian and Roman pull excessive stunts in site visitors simply to flip the chook to one another. Chaotic avenue racing scenes construct to Blues Brothers-worthy cop chases and the most effective switcheroos within the franchise. No submarines right here, essentially the most excessive stunt on this movie entails driving a muscle automobile onto a luxurious yacht, however it’s completely superb. 

7. Quick & Livid 6 (2013)

Following the right heist motion that’s Quick 5, Quick & Livid 6 performs its greatest card by bringing again an absolute viewers favorite. On behalf of the followers and the franchise, thank fuck.

Directed by Justin Lin and written by Chris Morgan, the movie begins with the extraordinarily welcome information that Letty is, actually, not useless as we thought in Quick and Livid. Utilizing the traditional cleaning soap opera transfer of “character with amnesia,” Rodriguez will get to triumphantly drive again into the fold.

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Having fun with Reyes’ thieved tens of millions, Mia (Jordana Brewster), Gisele, Dom, Roman, Tej, Han, and Brian are all individually residing the nice life till the staff will get a proposal they can not refuse: working with Interpol to get Letty out from the clutches of respectable new villain, Owen Shaw (Luke Evans). Armed with an enormous tech bomb, Shaw is the primary goal of DSS agent Hobbs and his new 2IC Riley (Gina Carano). This implies an even bigger finances and slick government-seized gear for the Household, and Quick & Livid 6 marks the primary time the staff has gone up in opposition to an enemy extra highly effective than a neighborhood drug lord.

Primarily set in London, the movie entails some critical driving and motion sequences, with larger tech than we have seen within the sequence. (As Roman says, “So now we bought vehicles flying within the air? On some 007-type shit? This isn’t what we do!”) From a busy chase by way of the streets of London to the epic last freeway sequence involving a tank, the movie heaves with good stuntwork and CGI motion. Plus, the movie remembers how efficient hand-to-hand fight scene are, from Brian’s intense jail confrontation with Quick and Livid villain Braga to Letty’s hectic Tube battle with Riley.

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However nothing is extra jaw-dropping than the movie’s last airport sequence, which does not cease for breath inside or exterior a rushing army aircraft making an attempt to take off. We’re speaking two versus twos, punch-ups on jeeps hanging within the air, and a automobile pushed by way of a flaming plane nostril. This act additionally sees one of the crucial devastating losses in the entire franchise.

6. F9 (2021)

Sure, that is the one the place they go to area. However it’s not all of the staff do, with explosive motion and household drama aplenty within the ninth installment of the franchise. 

As Dom and Letty dwell off grid and in literal overalls along with his shock son, Little Brian, they’re thrust again into the motion due to Cipher (Charlize Theron) who’s again for one more spherical of worldwide terrorism.

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By F9 everybody’s roles are fairly set: Dom and Letty take the lead, Ramsey and Tej dominate the tech, Roman’s all bravado, and Mia someway locates the gang and kicks some ass alongside the way in which. With the staff in place, together with the triumphant return of fan-favourite Han, the movie seems to the unresolved previous, taking the deepest dive into Dom’s household historical past but — notably the lack of his father Jack on the race monitor (a storyline unexplored since The Quick and the Livid). Right here, F9 provides John Cena for some sibling rivalry as Dom’s long-lost brother Jakob and the movie’s villain.

F9‘s motion sequences cannot be understated, from outrunning land mines and feeble rope bridges in Montequinto to magnetised car pursuits throughout Edinburgh, to Tej and Roman changing into literal astronauts and getting into orbit, this movie takes issues to a ridiculous stage. It is a sturdy reminder of how far these characters have come — we first met Tej and Roman in 2 Quick 2 Livid, one working the Miami underbelly, one beneath home arrest. Right here, they make it to the Worldwide Area Station in a rocket automobile filled with snacks.

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It is also a cameo-packed movie, which is a enjoyable component in its personal proper. There is a unbelievable cameo from the Tokyo Drift crew, and Helen Mirren will get a candy police pursuit by way of London, returning as Madeline Shaw. And Cardi B even makes an look.

5. The Quick and the Livid: Tokyo Drift (2006)

In case you’re a Tokyo Drift fan, you are most likely screaming one phrase proper now: “HAN!”

Launched three years after 2 Quick 2 Livid, the movie marks the arrival of director Justin Lin and fan-favourite Sung Kang as Han. And whereas the unique solid members like Walker and Rodriguez do not make an look on this one, there is a cheeky Diesel cameo. 

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As a substitute, Tokyo Drift hinges round excessive schooler Sean Boswell (Lucas Black), a wise-talkin’ cowboy and avenue racer with an enormous drawback with authority. Despatched to Tokyo after pulverising a wealthy scholar bully in a avenue race to Child Rock’s “Bawitdaba,” Sean spends a lot of Tokyo Drift in a “fish out of water” state earlier than discovering his consolation zone by way of new good friend Twinkie (Bow Wow) — the underground avenue racing world. 

Actually, the script is fairly rattling horrible — “Boys: all they care about is who’s bought the largest engine” — and the “romantic” storyline between teen Sean and his classmate Neela (Nathalie Kelley) is boring at greatest, however the driving stuntwork in Tokyo Drift is close to unbeatable. Because the title suggests, the movie is a shrine to drifting, with loads of studying montages, unfathomably quick storage races, and that Shibuya crossing drift, all resulting in the ultimate mountain race with dangerous man and Yazuka inheritor Takashi “Drift King” Kamata (Brian Tee) — one watched by onlookers on their tiny flip telephones.

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The true star of Tokyo Drift, although, is Kang, who Lin had labored with on 2002’s Higher Luck Tomorrow. Amid Sean’s teen issues, Han shines by way of as the nice man behind the large dangerous, whereas shedding himself in hedonism for causes that develop into obvious in Quick & Livid 6. Han’s time is minimize brief, nevertheless, displaying Sean the ropes earlier than tragically dying in a crash that’ll be defined as a decoy in later movies.

4. Quick X

Two phrases: Jason Momoa. For the primary a part of the ultimate chapter of the Quick franchise, the Aquaman star steals all the present because the theatrical Dante Reyes in Quick X. Because the vengeful son of the Brazilian crime lord the crew robbed and killed in Quick 5, Momoa leads this action-packed extravaganza with all of the silk scrunchies and unhinged one-liners we are able to eat. 

Dante is hell-bent on destroying anybody concerned along with his father’s demise, which suggests Dom’s Household, and notably his younger son Little B (Leo Abelo Perry). As Mashable’s Movie Editor Kristy Puchko writes, “Momoa refuses to be forgotten. The place they zig, he zags, making a foe that’s fearsome, however extra traditional Disney villain than dastardly Dom doppelganger.”

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With director Louis Leterrier placing each final greenback of its $340 million finances to good use, Quick X‘s stunts are nothing in need of spectacular. From Dante’s distant managed terrorist assault on Rome and Vatican Metropolis to an explosive avenue race in Rio, all the way in which to the ultimate showdown involving two tankers and a dam, Quick X is an especially ridiculous and enjoyable journey.

And we’ve not even talked about all these cameos.

3. Livid 7 (2015)

“Dom, vehicles do not fly.” Watching Diesel drive a $3.4 million greenback Lykan HyperSport by way of not one however two of Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Towers is, genuinely, simply one of the most important stunts in Livid 7. However people, it is fucking stunning. 

From Dom and Ramsey’s Thelma and Louise cliff escape from principal terrorist Jakande (Djimon Hounsou) to Brian’s Uncharted-style shut name in an armored bus, to Hobbs breaking out of his personal solid with a flex, to the frenetic last showdown on “the streets we all know greatest” in downtown Los Angeles, Livid 7 is one hell of a journey. 

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We have lavish, Ocean’s 11-style get together scenes that finish in a battle between Letty and UFC icon Ronda Rousey as royal henchwoman Kara. We have the introduction of Emmanuel as savvy hacker Ramsey (sadly additionally with the start of Tej and Roman’s ineffective battle for her affections). 

Livid 7 boasts each the most effective villains in the entire sequence and essentially the most underused, with Statham smashing into the franchise on a quest for revenge as Deckard Shaw and casually pulling a grenade on the dinner desk. He is working alongside a severely underwritten Djimon Hounsou as Jakande, who barely will get a look-in apart from the ultimate batshit sequence in LA.

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Importantly, the movie remembers its roots, with a number of references to the unique movie — Brian “going old style” by doing Letty’s under-the-truck stunt from The Quick and the Livid, and Brian and Mia reminiscing crappy tuna sandwiches. Livid 7 additionally marks Walker’s last movie, because the actor tragically died throughout its manufacturing, and the movie’s last tribute to the actor and send-off of Brian’s character is superbly performed, all scored with Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s heart-puncher “See You Once more.” As Dom says, “It is by no means goodbye.” 

2. Quick 5 (2011)

Arguably greatest heist movie within the Quick franchise, Quick 5 is a surefire motion residence run with director Justin Lin again on the helm. 

With our heroes hiding out in Rio de Janeiro, Quick 5 sees Dom, Brian, and Mia working not solely from the FBI however large dangerous drug lord Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida). The motion right here reinvents traditional motion sequences, kicking issues off with nothing lower than an ideal prepare theft and ending with one of many franchise’s most iconic and damaging chases — the safe-drag scene. Quick 5 parkours the franchise again on monitor after the sombre Quick and Livid, with a enjoyable script, excessive octane stunts and fight, a number of switcheroos, and satisfying new characters. 

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Quick 5 boast the unsubtle introduction of DSS’ best, Luke “put your funderwear on” Hobbs, stealing each single scene with flawless stuntwork and an countless arsenal of one-liners. He is working alongside patrol officer Elena Neves (Elsa Pataky), who’s motivated by private revenge and lukewarm chemistry with Dom.

Previous favourites return, together with authentic The Quick and Livid member of the family Vince (Matt Schulze) with each final anti-Brian shoulder chip nonetheless firmly wedged, in addition to the dream heist staff that may outline the sequence going ahead: Tej, Gisele, Roman, Han, Tego, and Rico. The plan? An unattainable heist! Ten on the identical mark! Nobody else is silly sufficient to rob essentially the most highly effective man in Rio! With eyes and ears throughout, it is time to collect round blueprints in an deserted warehouse and roll reconnaissance montages. 

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Quick 5 is so good they invented Jason Momoa’s storyline in Quick X from it. Beat that. Oh, wait…

1. The Quick and the Livid (2001)

Ask any racer — any actual racer. It do not matter in case you win by an inch or a mile. Profitable’s successful. And that features this listing. Directed by Rob Cohen with a $38 million finances, the unique movie, 2001’s The Quick and the Livid, will get the primary spot. Forged your thoughts again to a perpetually golden-filtered East Los Angeles, the place semi-trailers had been crammed with Panasonic TVs ripe for the Honda Civic hijacking, Limp Bizkit was all over the place, and high-speed quarter-mile races had been as excessive as issues bought. 

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There is a cause this movie will get quoted in nearly each different Quick film — writers Ken Li, Gary Scott Thompson, and Erik Bergquist nailed it the primary time.

The unique solid had been inexperienced as hell, however put every thing they’d into their performances. Recent-faced Walker enters the scene as Brian undercover as Brian Earl Spilner — “feels like a serial killer title” — demanding NOS from Harry at The Racer’s Edge and often ordering a crappy tuna on white, no crust, from his crush Mia at Toretto’s Market and Cafe. Rodriguez has a reasonably relaxed begin as Letty, alongside the pre-Tej engineer of the bunch Jesse (Chad Lindberg), the Billy Butcher-esque Vince, and that different man, Leon (Johnny Sturdy). Among the movie’s greatest bits come from the chemistry between this younger solid, throwing barbs within the storage about Brian’s piece of shit Toyota Supra or mocking Ja Rule’s Edwin.

As probably essentially the most “automobile movie” of all of the Quick films, there’s ample respect paid to the artwork of customisation, with laptops, multimedia screens, and online game consoles oozing out of every automobile. The pristine stunt driving and sharp enhancing in The Quick and the Livid‘ avenue racing scenes would outline the sequence from the beginning. These automobile line-up pictures in each movie? The NOS ignition animations? The motive force seat cams and all of the trash speak that goes with them? All right here.  

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Granted, this was a movie the place girls are actually credited within the position of “Sizzling Chick,” and there is a few traces that have not aged properly from the 2000s. Dom refers to Letty as “my trophy,” and Mia cleans and cooks whereas “the boys” watch films, however the franchise fortunately addresses (a few of) this sexist bullshit in later movies.

Narrative-wise, this movie beats different Quick movies with its simplicity — apart from the FBI, the largest villain is native motorcycle gang chief Johnny Tran (a extremely compelling Rick Yune). Removed from the ISS and cyber terrorism threats of the later movies, it is a extra on a regular basis set-up: bitter enterprise offers, Corona-fuelled home events, yard barbecues, Race Wars within the desert, energy performs inside the household, all the way in which to the long-lasting last showdown between Brian and Dom. The principle drama hinges on Brian protecting his cowl intact, and he is actually fairly dangerous at it. However the movie itself performs with the viewers, ready 35 minutes to tug the change that Brian is a cop. 

The stakes on this movie are decrease than they’re going to ever be on this franchise, however the performances, scripting, enhancing, and stuntwork make it really feel greater than launching a rocket automobile into area. At this level within the sequence’ avenue race stakes, it is a $2,000 buy-in, winner takes all — the crew would take residence $11 million every heisting in Quick 5. The most important “twist” on this movie is genuinely truck drivers preventing again hijackers with shotguns. The most important stunt is the ultimate heist, which matches all types of unsuitable however finally ends up as one of many all-time automobile stunt sequences, and there is not a drop of music.

Positive, the later movies would rip aside the block and exchange the piston rings, however The Quick and the Livid outlined all of it.

Honorable point out: Hobbs and Shaw

The primary and solely spinoff of the Quick saga, Hobbs and Shaw takes the 2 beefcake adversaries who bonded in The Destiny of the Livid, Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), and sends them on a hell of a journey in opposition to large dangerous tech villain Brixton (Idris Elba). Director David Leitch delivers as a lot livid motion as bravado banter between the eponymous leads. And the third lead, Deckard’s sister Hattie (Vanessa Kirby), kicks everybody’s ass.

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Now that you have made it this far, you owe me a 10-second automobile.

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