Fast & Furious 8 (12A)



Action (2017)
136mins US/Fr/Can/UK/Samoa

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham
Director: F Gary Gray
Writer(s): Chris Morgan
Listings: London | Rest of UK and Ireland

Having put rogue Special Forces operative Deckard Shaw behind bars with the help of DSS agent Luke Hobbs and covert ops team leader Frank Petty, professional street racer Dominic Toretto looks forward to settling down with his wife Letty. Unfortunately, diabolical criminal mastermind Cipher has other plans and she exerts an irresistible hold over Dom, forcing him to turn again Letty and the rest of the gang including Roman Pearce, Tej Parker and Ramsey.

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Fast & Furious 8 (12A)

At the end of Fast & Furious 7, the high-octane franchise bade emotional farewell to actor Paul Walker, who died during filming, to the haunting melody of See You Again by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth. The spirit of the handsome California-born star lingers in this turbo-charged eighth chapter, directed by F Gary Gray. Walker's daredevil character, Brian O'Conner, is name-checked in two scenes: once when the team of renegade street racers clamours for inspiration ("Brian would know what to do") and again for an emotionally manipulative dedication that ensures Walker's memory is hard-wired into the ninth and tenth instalments, which will burn rubber in 2019 and 2021 respectively...

Fast & Furious 8. Copyright: Universal Films. Caption: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson and Michelle Rodriguez star in Fast & Furious 8. All Rights Reserved.Common sense dictates that Fast & Furious 8 should be running on petrol fumes. However, logic has seldom been pumped into the tanks of a franchise that has landed a flying Camaro on the back of a speeding yacht, jumped a supercar between skyscrapers in Abu Dhabi, and dragged a bank vault through the streets of Rio de Janeiro. Gray's film doesn't reinvent the wheel rims, reverse engineering some outrageously overblown action sequences that are a whoop-inducing delight, including carmageddon in New York City with remote controlled vehicles tumbling out of a multi-storey car park as the chief villain snarls, "Let it rain!"

Fast & Furious 8 opens in sun-baked Havana where professional street racer Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) has settled down with wife Letty (Michelle Rodriguez). Unfortunately, diabolical mastermind Cipher (Charlize Theron) - who proudly describes herself as "the crocodile at the watering hole" - has other plans. She blackmails Dom into betraying his band of brothers. "Your team's about to go up against the only thing they can't handle... you!" smirks Cipher. On cue, Dom double-crosses Letty, Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson), Tej Parker (Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges) and hacker Ramsey (Nathalie Emmanuel). Covert operative Mr Nobody (Kurt Russell) and his inexperienced deputy (Scott Eastwood) assemble a crack team to take down Cipher and Dom led by DSS agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and "tea and crumpet-eating criminal" Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham).

Fast & Furious 8 screeches around Cuba, Germany, America and Russia to deliver jaw-dropping set pieces on land and splintering ice. Diesel, Johnson and Statham out-growl each other, while Oscar winner Helen Mirren chews scenery as Deckard's cor-blimey-guvnor muvva. As a spectacle, Gray's film passes its MOT with flying colours. However, as a coherent narrative full of believable characters and sinewy subplots, the eighth film is a clapped-out banger. Dialogue clunks like a dodgy exhaust in Chris Morgan's script, like when Dom asks Letty if she wants children and her laughably verbose response is: "It's not about what I want or what you want, it's about why we haven't asked the question." Fasten your seatbelts and shift the gears of your brain into neutral.

- Jo Planter

Fast & Furious 8. Copyright: Universal Films. Caption: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson and Michelle Rodriguez star in Fast & Furious 8. All Rights Reserved.


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Listed in alphabetical order by city/place name followed by cinema name.

From Friday 19th May
To Thursday 25th May

- Aberdeen, Cineworld Aberdeen - Queens Link
- Accrington, Vue Accrington
- Aldershot, Cineworld Aldershot
- Ashford, Cineworld Ashford
- Ashton-under-Lyne, Cineworld Ashton-under-Lyne
- Athlone, IMC Athlone
- Ballina, IMC Ballina
- Basildon, Cineworld Basildon
- Basingstoke, Odeon Basingstoke
- Basingstoke, Vue Basingstoke Festival Place
- Bath, Odeon Bath
- Batley, Showcase Leeds
- Bedford, Cineworld Bedford
- Belfast, Movie House Cityside (Yorkgate)
- Belfast, Odeon Belfast
- Bicester, Vue Bicester
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham NEC
- Birmingham, Empire Birmingham Great Park
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham Broadway Plaza
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham New Street
- Birmingham, Vue Birmingham
- Blackburn, Vue Blackburn
- Blackpool, Odeon Blackpool
- Boldon Colliery, Cineworld Boldon Tyne And Wear
- Bolton, Cineworld Bolton
- Bolton, Vue Bolton
- Bootle, Odeon Liverpool Switch Island
- Bournemouth, Odeon Bournemouth BH2
- Bracknell, Odeon Bracknell
- Bradford, Cineworld Bradford
- Bradford, Odeon Leeds-Bradford
- Braintree, Cineworld Braintree
- Bridgend, Odeon Bridgend
- Brighton, Cineworld Brighton
- Brighton, Odeon Brighton
- Bristol, Cineworld Bristol
- Bristol, Cineworld Yate
- Bristol, Showcase Bristol Avon Meads
- Bristol, Showcase Bristol Cinema De Lux
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Cribbs Causeway
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Longwell Green
- Bromborough, Odeon Bromborough
- Burnley, Reel Cinema Burnley
- Burton-on-Trent, Cineworld Burton Upon Trent
- Bury, Vue Bury The Rock
- Bury St Edmunds, Cineworld Bury St Edmunds
- Camberley, Vue Camberley
- Cambridge, The Light Cinema, Cambridge
- Cambridge, Vue Cambridge
- Cardiff, Cineworld Cardiff
- Cardiff, Odeon Cardiff
- Cardiff, Showcase Cardiff Nantgarw
- Cardiff, Vue Cardiff
- Cardigan, Theatr Mwldan
- Carlisle, Vue Carlisle
- Carlow, IMC Carlow
- Carmarthen, Vue Carmarthen (Apollo)
- Carrick-on-Shannon, Carrick Cineplex
- Castleford, Cineworld Castleford
- Cavan Town, Odeon Cavan
- Chatham, Odeon Chatham
- Chelmsford, Odeon Chelmsford
- Cheltenham, Cineworld Cheltenham
- Chester, Cineworld Broughton
- Chesterfield, Cineworld Chesterfield
- Chichester, Cineworld Chichester
- Cleethorpes, Parkway Cinema
- Clonmel, IMC Clonmel
- Colchester, Odeon Colchester
- Coleraine, Movie House Coleraine
- Cookstown, Ritz Multiplex
- Coventry, Showcase Coventry
- Cramlington, Vue Cramlington
- Crawley, Cineworld Crawley
- Cwmbran, Vue Cwmbran
- Darlington, Vue Darlington
- Derby, Odeon Derby
- Derby, Showcase Derby Cinema De Lux
- Derby, Showcase Derby Foresters Park
- Didcot, Cineworld Didcot
- Doncaster, Vue Doncaster
- Dublin, Cineworld Dublin
- Dublin, IMC Santry
- Dublin, IMC Tallaght
- Dublin, Odeon Blanchardstown
- Dublin, Odeon Charlestown
- Dublin, Odeon Coolock
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dudley, Odeon Dudley Merry Hill
- Dudley, Showcase Dudley
- Dundee, Cineworld Dundee
- Dundee, Odeon Dundee
- Dunfermline, Odeon Dunfermline
- Dun Laoghaire, IMC Dun Laoghaire
- Eastbourne, Cineworld Eastbourne
- East Didsbury, Cineworld Didsbury
- East Kilbride, Odeon East Kilbride
- Eastleigh, Vue Eastleigh
- Edinburgh, Cineworld Edinburgh
- Edinburgh, Odeon Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Omni Centre
- Ellesmere Port, Vue Cheshire Oaks
- Ely, Cineworld Ely
- Enniskillen, IMC Enniskillen
- Epsom, Odeon Epsom
- Exeter, Vue Exeter
- Falkirk, Cineworld Falkirk
- Fareham, Cineworld Whiteley
- Fareham, Reel Cinema Fareham
- Farnborough, Vue Farnborough
- Galashiels, Pavilion
- Galway, IMC Galway
- Gateshead, Odeon Metrocentre
- Gateshead, Vue Gateshead
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Parkhead
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Renfrew Street
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Silverburn
- Glasgow, Odeon Glasgow Springfield Quay
- Glasgow, Showcase Glasgow
- Gloucester, Cineworld Gloucester Quays
- Gorey, [email protected]
- Grays, Vue Thurrock
- Great Yarmouth, Hollywood Cinema
- Greenhithe, Showcase Bluewater
- Guildford, Odeon Guildford
- Halifax, Vue Halifax
- Hamilton, Vue Hamilton
- Hatfield, Odeon Hatfield
- Haverhill, Cineworld Haverhill
- Hemel Hempstead, Cineworld Hemel Hempstead
- High Wycombe, Cineworld High Wycombe
- Hinckley, Cineworld Hinckley
- Huddersfield, Odeon Huddersfield
- Hull, Cineworld Hull
- Hull, Odeon Hull
- Hull, Reel Cinema Hull
- Hull, Vue Hull Princes Quay
- Huntingdon, Cineworld Huntingdon
- Inverness, Vue Inverness
- Ipswich, Cineworld Ipswich
- Ipswich, Empire Ipswich
- Jersey, Cineworld Jersey
- Kettering, Odeon Kettering
- Kilmarnock, Odeon Kilmarnock
- Leamington Spa, Vue Leamington Spa (Apollo)
- Leeds, Vue Leeds Kirkstall Road
- Leeds, Vue Leeds The Light
- Leicester, Odeon Leicester
- Leicester, Showcase Leicester Cinema De Lux
- Leicester, Vue Leicester
- Leigh, Cineworld Leigh
- Limerick, Odeon Limerick
- Lincoln, Odeon Lincoln
- Liverpool, Odeon Liverpool ONE
- Liverpool, Showcase Liverpool
- Livingston, Vue Livingston
- Llandudno, Cineworld Llandudno
- Londonderry, Brunswick Moviebowl
- Loughborough, Cineworld Loughborough
- Luton, Cineworld Luton
- Maidstone, Odeon Maidstone
- Manchester, Odeon Trafford Centre
- Manchester, Showcase Manchester
- Mansfield, Odeon Mansfield
- Merthyr Tydfil, Vue Merthyr Tydfil
- Middlesbrough, Cineworld Middlesbrough
- Milton Keynes, Cineworld Milton Keynes
- Milton Keynes, Odeon Milton Keynes Stadium
- Naas, Odeon Naas
- Newbridge, Odeon Newbridge
- Newbury, Vue Newbury
- Newcastle-under-Lyme, Vue Newcastle-under-Lyme
- Newport, Cineworld Isle Of Wight
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Friars Walk
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Spytty Road
- Northampton, Cineworld Northampton
- Northampton, Vue Northampton
- Norwich, Odeon Norwich
- Norwich, Vue Norwich
- Nottingham, Cineworld Nottingham
- Nottingham, Showcase Nottingham Cinema De Lux
- Orpington, Odeon Orpington
- Oxford, Vue Oxford
- Paignton, Vue Torbay (Apollo)
- Paisley, Showcase Paisley
- Peterborough, Showcase Peterborough
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
- Poole, Cineworld Poole
- Portlaoise, Odeon Portlaoise
- Portree, Aros
- Portsmouth, Vue Portsmouth
- Port Talbot, Reel Cinema Port Talbot
- Preston, Odeon Preston
- Preston, Vue Preston
- Reading, Showcase Reading Cinema De Lux
- Reading, Vue Reading
- Redditch, Vue Redditch (Apollo)
- Redruth, Regal Film Centre
- Renfrew, Odeon Braehead
- Rhyl, Vue Rhyl (Apollo)
- Rochdale, Odeon Rochdale
- Rochester, Cineworld Rochester
- Rugby, Cineworld Rugby
- Runcorn, Cineworld Runcorn
- Salford, Vue Manchester Lowry
- Scunthorpe, Vue Scunthorpe
- Seaham, Cineworld Dalton Park
- Sheffield, Cineworld Sheffield
- Sheffield, Odeon Sheffield
- Sheffield, Vue Sheffield
- Shrewsbury, Cineworld Shrewsbury
- Slough, Empire Slough
- Solihull, Cineworld Solihull
- Southampton, Cineworld Southampton
- Southampton, Odeon Southampton
- Southampton, Showcase Southampton Cinema De Lux
- Southend-on-Sea, Odeon Southend
- Southport, Vue Southport
- Stevenage, Cineworld Stevenage
- St Helens, Cineworld St Helens
- Stirling, Vue Stirling
- St. Neots, Cineworld St Neots
- Stockport, Cineworld Stockport
- Stockton-on-Tees, Showcase Teesside
- Stoke-on-Trent, Cineworld Stoke-on-Trent
- Stoke-on-Trent, Odeon Stoke
- Swansea, Odeon Swansea
- Swansea, Vue Swansea
- Swindon, Cineworld Swindon Shaw Ridge
- Swindon, Empire Swindon Greenbridge
- Taunton, Odeon Taunton
- Telford, Cineworld Telford
- Telford, Odeon Telford
- Thanet, Vue Westwood Cross
- Thornton-Cleveleys, Vue Cleveleys
- Thurles, IMC Thurles
- Trowbridge, Odeon Trowbridge
- Tullamore, IMC Tullamore
- Tunbridge Wells, Odeon Tunbridge Wells
- Tywyn, Magic Lantern Cinema
- Wakefield, Cineworld Wakefield
- Wallsend, Odeon Silverlink
- Walsall, Showcase Walsall
- Walthamstow, Empire Walthamstow
- Warrington, Odeon Warrington
- Waterford, Odeon Waterford
- Watford, Vue Watford
- Wembley, Cineworld Wembley
- Weymouth, Cineworld Weymouth
- Widnes, Reel Cinema Widnes
- Wisbech, The Light Cinema, Wisbech
- Wolverhampton, Cineworld Wolverhampton
- Worcester, Odeon Worcester
- Worcester, Vue Worcester
- Wrexham, Odeon Wrexham
- Yeovil, Cineworld Yeovil
- York, Reel Cinema York
- York, Vue York
From Friday 26th May
To Thursday 1st June

- Antrim, Antrim Omniplex
- Ashford, Cineworld Ashford
- Ashton-under-Lyne, Cineworld Ashton-under-Lyne
- Athlone, IMC Athlone
- Basildon, Cineworld Basildon
- Basingstoke, Odeon Basingstoke
- Basingstoke, Vue Basingstoke Festival Place
- Batley, Showcase Leeds
- Berwick-upon-Tweed, The Maltings Theatre And Cinema
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham NEC
- Birmingham, Empire Birmingham Great Park
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham Broadway Plaza
- Birmingham, Vue Birmingham
- Blackburn, Vue Blackburn
- Blackpool, Odeon Blackpool
- Boldon Colliery, Cineworld Boldon Tyne And Wear
- Bolton, Cineworld Bolton
- Bolton, Vue Bolton
- Bootle, Odeon Liverpool Switch Island
- Bournemouth, Odeon Bournemouth BH2
- Bracknell, Odeon Bracknell
- Bradford, Cineworld Bradford
- Bradford, Odeon Leeds-Bradford
- Braintree, Cineworld Braintree
- Brighton, Odeon Brighton
- Bristol, Cineworld Bristol
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Cribbs Causeway
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Longwell Green
- Bury, Vue Bury The Rock
- Camberley, Vue Camberley
- Cambridge, Vue Cambridge
- Cardiff, Cineworld Cardiff
- Cardiff, Odeon Cardiff
- Cardiff, Vue Cardiff
- Carlisle, Vue Carlisle
- Carmarthen, Vue Carmarthen (Apollo)
- Carrick-on-Shannon, Carrick Cineplex
- Castleford, Cineworld Castleford
- Chatham, Odeon Chatham
- Chesterfield, Cineworld Chesterfield
- Cork, Cork Omniplex
- Coventry, Showcase Coventry
- Crawley, Cineworld Crawley
- Darlington, Vue Darlington
- Doncaster, Vue Doncaster
- Dublin, Cineworld Dublin
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dudley, Showcase Dudley
- Dundalk, Dundalk Omniplex
- Dundee, Cineworld Dundee
- Dundee, Odeon Dundee
- Dunfermline, Odeon Dunfermline
- East Didsbury, Cineworld Didsbury
- Eastleigh, Vue Eastleigh
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Omni Centre
- Ellesmere Port, Vue Cheshire Oaks
- Exeter, Vue Exeter
- Falkirk, Cineworld Falkirk
- Farnborough, Vue Farnborough
- Gateshead, Odeon Metrocentre
- Gateshead, Vue Gateshead
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Renfrew Street
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Silverburn
- Glasgow, Showcase Glasgow
- Glasgow, Vue Glasgow Fort
- Gloucester, Cineworld Gloucester Quays
- Grays, Vue Thurrock
- Greenhithe, Showcase Bluewater
- Guildford, Odeon Guildford
- Halifax, Vue Halifax
- Hamilton, Vue Hamilton
- Hatfield, Odeon Hatfield
- Hemel Hempstead, Cineworld Hemel Hempstead
- High Wycombe, Cineworld High Wycombe
- Huddersfield, Odeon Huddersfield
- Hull, Cineworld Hull
- Hull, Odeon Hull
- Hull, Vue Hull Princes Quay
- Huntingdon, Cineworld Huntingdon
- Inverness, Vue Inverness
- Ipswich, Empire Ipswich
- Leamington Spa, Vue Leamington Spa (Apollo)
- Leeds, Vue Leeds Kirkstall Road
- Leeds, Vue Leeds The Light
- Leicester, Vue Leicester
- Liverpool, Odeon Liverpool ONE
- Livingston, Vue Livingston
- Londonderry, Brunswick Moviebowl
- Loughborough, Cineworld Loughborough
- Luton, Cineworld Luton
- Manchester, Odeon Trafford Centre
- Manchester, Vue Manchester Printworks
- Merthyr Tydfil, Vue Merthyr Tydfil
- Middlesbrough, Cineworld Middlesbrough
- Milton Keynes, Cineworld Milton Keynes
- Milton Keynes, Odeon Milton Keynes Stadium
- Newbury, Vue Newbury
- Newcastle-under-Lyme, Vue Newcastle-under-Lyme
- Newcastle upon Tyne, Empire Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Newport, Cineworld Isle Of Wight
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Spytty Road
- Northampton, Vue Northampton
- Norwich, Odeon Norwich
- Norwich, Vue Norwich
- Nottingham, Cineworld Nottingham
- Oxford, Vue Oxford
- Paignton, Vue Torbay (Apollo)
- Peterborough, Showcase Peterborough
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
- Poole, Cineworld Poole
- Portsmouth, Vue Portsmouth
- Preston, Odeon Preston
- Preston, Vue Preston
- Reading, Showcase Reading Cinema De Lux
- Reading, Vue Reading
- Redditch, Vue Redditch (Apollo)
- Renfrew, Odeon Braehead
- Sheffield, Cineworld Sheffield
- Sheffield, Odeon Sheffield
- Sheffield, Vue Sheffield
- Shrewsbury, Cineworld Shrewsbury
- Southampton, Odeon Southampton
- Southport, Vue Southport
- Stevenage, Cineworld Stevenage
- St Helens, Cineworld St Helens
- Stockport, Cineworld Stockport
- Stockton-on-Tees, Showcase Teesside
- Stoke-on-Trent, Odeon Stoke
- Swansea, Vue Swansea
- Tamworth, Odeon Tamworth
- Telford, Cineworld Telford
- Thanet, Vue Westwood Cross
- Thornton-Cleveleys, Vue Cleveleys
- Walsall, Showcase Walsall
- Walsall, The Light Cinema, Walsall
- Watford, Vue Watford
- Wembley, Cineworld Wembley
- Weymouth, Cineworld Weymouth
- Wolverhampton, Cineworld Wolverhampton
- Worcester, Vue Worcester
- Yeovil, Cineworld Yeovil
- York, Vue York


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