X Games 3D: The Movie (2009)

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Critic Consensus: Though fans of the event will likely enjoy X-Games 3D: The Movie, most will find it a poorly put together, skin deep, extended advertisement for the extreme sports competition.


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Steve Lawrence's documentary traces the lives of many athletes competing at the annual X Games. Using state-of-the-art 3-D technology, the filmmakers put the viewer right alongside such celebrated athletes as snowboarder Shaun White, Travis Pastrana, and Danny Way as they show off their world-renowned skills. In addition to all the in-your-face action, the athletes offer a glimpse into their personal lives -- explaining what motivates their drive to compete.

Rating: PG (for extreme sports action and accidents)
Genre: Documentary , Sports & Fitness
Directed By: ,
Written By: Steven Lawrence , Greg Jennings
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On DVD: Jan 12, 2010
Box Office: $0.8M
Runtime:
Walt Disney Pictures - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for X Games 3D: The Movie

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (14)

Such dime-store philosophy, coupled with the running commentary from the Games' heinously Spicoli-esque announcers, ruins an otherwise gripping, in-your-face experience.

Full Review… | August 26, 2009
Time Out
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Aside from unrevealing sit-downs with a few key players, X-Games 3D: The Movie is mostly an overlong demo reel of increasingly gutsy tricks.

Full Review… | August 21, 2009
Entertainment Weekly
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Unfocused and underwhelming, X Games 3D is most notable as a missed opportunity.

Full Review… | August 21, 2009
New York Daily News
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This feature is X-treme only in its multidimensional dullness, which is compounded by interviews in which the interchangeable thrillbots discuss themselves and each other with an immense lack of insight.

Full Review… | August 21, 2009
New York Post
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This is more a highlights reel than a movie, but there's not a film out there that can top the drama of Danny Way jumping the Great Wall of China by skateboard -- with a broken ankle.

Full Review… | August 21, 2009
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Although the competitions are undoubtedly impressive achievements in the daredevil arts, as a record of what these mentally tough participants do, it too often feels like a warmed-over energy drink.

Full Review… | August 21, 2009
Chicago Tribune
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