Cinematographer Stephen F. Windon, long a part of the "F&F" team, does a spiffy job with all of it — the high flying and the buildings, planes and countless vehicles that implode and explode for the greater good.

Still, at times, it's hard not to wish for less. The fights play out in excruciating detail — who said everyone could throw a punch? There is no end to the explosions. The love scenes are the one occasion restraint finally shows up. They are little more than moony glances, mostly between Dom and Letty, but honestly, that was enough.

As much of a kick as "Fast & Furious 6" can be, in the pantheon of film, even action films, it's no Shakespeare. But as Socrates also said, "It is what it is, bro." And that's a pretty sweet ride.

betsy.sharkey@latimes.com

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'Fast & Furious 6'

MPAA rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, action and mayhem throughout, some sexuality and language

Running time: 2 hours, 10 minutes

Playing: In general release