Up to now, “F9” has been met with combined critiques, at the moment holding a 60% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which is topic to vary as extra critiques roll in. Those that reward the movie appear to benefit from the outlandish motion and drama of all of it. Alonso Duralde of The Wrap loved “F9,” calling it the type of film expertise crowds are clamoring for. “For audiences who need their 2021 return to the multiplex to ship large, loud, thrilling motion, ‘F9’ makes the vehicles go quick, soar excessive, and usually do the unimaginable,” Duralde says. “It is exhilaratingly ridiculous, sure, but it surely’s additionally ridiculously exhilarating.”
David Ehrlich equally praised the movie on IndieWire. “F9” marks Justin Lin’s return to directing the franchise and Ehlich mentioned “Lin returns to the driving force’s seat to steer ‘F&F’ again onto strong floor.” “As soon as once more, Lin will get the job accomplished not by slamming on the brakes, however reasonably by dashing issues as much as such a ridiculous excessive that the rate begins to carry every little thing in place … The world of ‘F&F’ has by no means felt extra outta management than it does right here, however for the primary time in a very long time it feels prefer it’s drifting in the suitable course,” Ehrlich elaborated.
Over at ScreenDaily, Tim Grierson mentioned “F9” is “gloriously ludicrous and stridently melodramatic,” and supplied explicit reward for the motion, saying the scenes are “dazzling of their excessiveness.” Nonetheless, not all critics reacted favorably to the movie.