Furious 7

Theatrical Release: April 3, 2015
Furious 7


Dominic Torretto and his crew thought they left the criminal mercenary life behind. They defeated an international terrorist named Owen Shaw and went their separate ways. But now Shaw’s brother, Deckard Shaw, is out killing the crew one by one for revenge. Worse, a Somalian terrorist called Jakarde and a shady government official called “Mr. Nobody” are both competing to steal a computer terrorism program called God’s Eye, which can turn any technological device into a weapon. Torretto must reconvene with his team to stop Shaw and retrieve the God’s Eye program, while caught in a power struggle between terrorists and the United States government.

Dove Review

“Furious 7” has an action-packed and fast-paced plot, as one would suspect. It also features the last performance of Paul Walker as Brian O’Conner; as most people probably know, Walker died near the end of making this movie. To the filmmakers’ credit, they give him an appropriate send-off in the film: a scene featuring Paul and Vin Diesel, who were good friends behind the camera as well as on screen.

The plot features Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw, who wants revenge after the “good guys,” Dom’s crew, defeated his brother Owen Shaw, who just happened to be an international terrorist. There is a device called “God’s Eye” that both sides want. It is a hacking and tracking device that can locate a person anywhere within minutes and turn tech devices into weapons. There are a couple of energetic one-on-one fights pitting Shaw against Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Shaw against Dom (Vin Diesel). There are several amazing scenes of the crew dealing with thrilling and improbable scenarios, such as dropping their cars from planes and using the parachutes to land on the road, then kicking the cars into high gear and high speed. They also have to contend with trees when a chase between the good guys and bad guys takes place in the woods. And there are a few cliffs to navigate as well. The movie features a lot of edge-of-your-seat moments. The humor is done well in spots, and it relieves some of the tension of certain scenes.

The film features themes of loyalty and brotherhood, and has Dom telling Brian, who is finally ready to settle down, that family is the main thing in life. Despite the action and thrilling scenes, the movie contains several utterances of strong language and a variety of scenes of fighting and violence. So, regrettably, we are unable to present “Furious 7” our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Kissing; a few sexual innuendos; frank sexual comment by a character who says he wishes his enemy's mother had kept her legs closed; close-up of two women's rears as they walk, both in tight dresses.
Language: GD-5; G/OG-2; S-14; A-10; H-9; H (as a Biblical place)-1; D-6; SOB-2; Bas*ard-1; B*tch-3.
Violence: Lots of violence including several fist fights involving punching and kicking; house is blown up; car collisions and crashes; shootings and people killed; guns held on people; helicopter explosion; missiles are launched; man is hit by a car; blood in a few scenes.
Drugs: A few scenes featuring drinking including champagne and beer.
Nudity: Girls in bikinis and in one scene a woman's rear cheeks are seen, with the rest of her bottom barely covered by the bikini; strong cleavage in a few scenes; bare midriffs; a woman's thigh is seen; shirtless men.
Other: Tattoos are displayed on various characters; tension between characters.


Company: Universal Pictures
Writer: Chris Morgan
Director: James Wan
Genre: Action
Runtime: 137 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter