Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw movie review (also known simply as Hobbs & Shaw) is a 2019 American action film directed by David Leitch and written by Chris Morgan and Drew Pearce, from a story by Morgan. It is a spin-off of The Fast and the Furious franchise centered around the titular Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw, characters introduced in the main series. Starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, the film follows the unlikely allies who are forced to team up against a greater threat. Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, Cliff Curtis and Helen Mirren also star.
Series star and producer Vin Diesel first said in 2015 that possible spin-offs were in early development, and Hobbs & Shaw was officially announced in October 2017. Leitch signed on to direct in April 2018, and Kirby and Elba both joined the cast that July. Filming began in September and lasted through January 2019, mostly taking place in London and Glasgow.
Hobbs & Shaw premiered at the Dolby Theatre on July 13, 2019 and is scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States on August 2, 2019, in 2D, Dolby Cinema, and IMAX. It received mostly positive reviews from critics, who praised the chemistry of Johnson, Statham and Kirby, as well as the film's visual style and action choreography, although the convoluted plot received some criticism.