The majority of the reviews for "Furious 7" are positive, with an 81 percent rating on RottenTomatoes.com, a 67 Metascore on MetaCritic.com and 3.5 out of 4 stars on RogerEbert.com, as of July 2015. Viewer reviews are also mainly positive, including a 7.6 out of 10 user rating on IMDB.com.
"Furious 7" has an average rating of 6.7 out of 10 from critic reviews on RottenTomatoes.com, while its audience score is 85 percent with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5. On MetaCritic.com, the movie has a user score of 6.9 out of 10.
The RottenTomatoes.com consensus and the RogerEbert.com review both mention that the movie is over-the-top in a positive way. The RottenTomatoes.com consensus compliments the movie's action and drama. The RogerEbert.com review compliments the camera tricks, fight sequences, car scenes and visual humor of "Furious 7." That review also highlights the comfort that the actors have with each other, and the movie's tribute to Paul Walker. Walker appeared in six movies in the "Fast and Furious" series, but he died in a car accident while filming "Furious 7."
James Wan directed the movie, which stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. Statham plays the villain, Deckard Shaw, who is seeking revenge on Dominic Toretto and his crew.