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Biker Boyz (2003)

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23

Average Rating: 4.2/10
Reviews Counted: 91
Fresh: 21 | Rotten: 70

Waste of a good cast. For a movie about bike racing, it never gets up to speed.

21

Average Rating: 4/10
Critic Reviews: 28
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 22

Waste of a good cast. For a movie about bike racing, it never gets up to speed.

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Two generations of radical bikers face off in this rubber-burning action drama. Manuel "Smoke" Galloway (Laurence Fishburne) is the leader of the Black Knights, an underground motorcycle club. Smoke, like most of his fellow Knights, is a successful white collar worker who can afford fancy leathers and top quality bikes, and Smoke has earned a reputation as the "King of Cali," willing take on anyone in a drag race, legal or no. Kid (Derek Luke) is a gifted young rider whose father was once

Jun 10, 2003

$21.7M

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All Critics (109) | Top Critics (32) | Fresh (21) | Rotten (70) | DVD (12)

Guy flicks can be just as galling as the chick variety.

February 13, 2003
Rolling Stone
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After Dancing in September, his droll examination of race and representation in Hollywood, Bythewood now hawks contrived escapism in lieu of provoking thought.

February 6, 2003 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
L.A. Weekly
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Not without moments of excitement, romance and rubber-burning redemption.

February 6, 2003
Hollywood Reporter
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When the filmmakers aren't busy accommodating cameo models and comedians, they seem to be dozing off at the handlebars.

February 5, 2003 Full Review Source: Village Voice
Village Voice
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Biker Boyz is just a silly film.

February 3, 2003 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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The training-wheels version of The Fast And The Furious.

January 31, 2003 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
Toronto Star
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Think MTV does biker movie with great cast.

December 22, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

At times entertaining, but never boring. It sure could have been a lot worse.

June 20, 2005 Full Review Source: FromTheBalcony

Watchable cheese.

February 8, 2005 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

... Director Reggie Rock Bythewood assures us of two things beyond all doubt: motorcycles are really loud and really fast.

January 6, 2004 Full Review Source: Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

A surprisingly ambivalent entry in genre that's usually brain-dead.

November 16, 2003 Full Review Source: MovieMartyr.com
MovieMartyr.com

Unless you're willing to wade through a ton of offal to see some cool bikes, you're better off at the Honda showroom.

October 29, 2003 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

Essentially, Biker Boyz is a soap opera wrapped up in the trashy-but-flashy packaging of The Fast and the Furious.

June 26, 2003 Full Review

Biker Boyz spins its wheels, makes with the smoke and the noise, but never really gets very far - and for a movie about motorcycle racing, that's like coming in last place.

June 10, 2003 Full Review Source: FilmStew.com

Despite the impressive cast and surplus of extraordinary vehicles, the film loses air after the first half, and rookie director Reggie Rock Bythewood can't seem to escape from a music-video mentality.

May 20, 2003
Palo Alto Weekly

A dull soap with a baffling paucity of thrills.

April 21, 2003 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

Isn't really good enough to hold your attention but at least doesn't abuse it too badly in the fleeting moments that it does.

March 25, 2003 Full Review Source: eye WEEKLY
eye WEEKLY

At times it feels as though there are more subplots and one-shot minor characters in the mix than bikes on the screen.

March 10, 2003 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

In the end the exposition outweighs the thrills.

March 4, 2003 Full Review Source: Premiere Magazine
Premiere Magazine

Ultimately, the picture isn't especially fast or furious, just fleeting.

February 19, 2003
Creative Loafing

A somewhat flat clone of Furious -- not the greatest source with which to base material on in the first place.

February 9, 2003 Full Review Source: Dark Horizons
Dark Horizons

It'll leave you with a monster-rally headache and a craving for something salty.

February 6, 2003 Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

...not worth getting revved up over.

February 6, 2003 Full Review
Talking Pictures (U.S.)

Audience Reviews for Biker Boyz

Feeble rip-off of The Fast And The Furious with motorbikes. It's true that TFATF was also dim-witted, contrived and loaded with cliches, but at least it did it with visual flair. This is just a waste of time.
May 2, 2007
garyX
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not worth getting revved up over.
November 13, 2006
roygutteridge

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Good movie. This movie only have a little sad parts. The music is good.
May 5, 2007
husky10000years

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Not your average biker flick...Lawrence Fishburne once again delivers a believeable performance dispite the odds set up against him. Truly one of his most memorable performance since "Boyz 'N the Hood".
January 20, 2007
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