Initial D
Initial D (2005)

Infernal Affairs powerhouse Andy Lau and Alan Mak bring the most popular manga in Japan screaming to life in this in this live-action look at the high-speed sport of "drifting" that shot straight to the top of the Hong Kong box… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 14, 2005
DVD Release Date: January 24, 2006
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
V.A. Musetto
New York Post

The racing scenes are well done; unfortunately, they're too often interrupted by a cliché-filled story about one-note characters.

Andrew Sun
Hollywood Reporter

For a different ride, Initial D drives a sleek and smooth line.

Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Based on a popular Japanese comic-book series, Initial D is a slick but silly affair unlikely to appeal to anyone over the age of 15.

R. Emmet Sweeney
Village Voice

Alas, the story keeps interrupting with gobs of expectorated exposition, paving the way for the inevitable sequels to come.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Based on the highly popular Japanese manga/anime series this Hong Kong made movie clearly took some ideas from the earlier American smash hit movie 'The… More
Sanjaya 丘耀文
love it...
Bruce Bruce
I rented this because Anthony Wong was in it, He plays the leading star's (Jay Chau) drunken washed up racer father, And he does a great job. But the movie… More
Steven Vincent Gee
This review's point of view will be from the cinematic experience, and there will be no comparison on how true it stays to the manga/anime. Despite all the… More
Aliyanto Latip
Thanks to Infernal Affairs directors who depicted it like its comic books!