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Death Race Reviews

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Rocchi
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
Violent action remake races to a high body count.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick Rogers
September 25, 2010
The most epically loaded triple-cheeseburger action film since "Con Air." Driving-team maven Spiro Razatos handles second-unit duty, and flings gas, sweat and oil at the screen with the hard-cornered glee of having real Hot Wheels with which to play.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Kofi Outlaw
January 27, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike Scott
October 9, 2009
This is both a bad film and a bad influence, and on many levels. Still, for all of its brainlessness, it somehow manages a train-wreck hold on attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Anders Wotzke
August 1, 2009
Lean on substance, but bustling with excitement; Death Race is entertainment in its most primitive form.
| Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 9, 2009
...sets itself apart from its campy predecessor right from the get go.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
January 20, 2009
pos tha itan to Pimp My Ride an to analambanan isobites sosiopatheis, toytestin apolaystika sadistiko kai afrena adrenaliniko
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Kevin A. Ranson
January 18, 2009
While the premise creates plenty of entertaining opportunities for violence and destruction, how much better could this have been as a true "cannonball run" coast-to-coast..?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
Clint Morris
November 23, 2008
An orgasmic mix of on-road mayhem that plays at 1000 miles per hour! Marvel in some terrifically-choreographed stunt
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
November 7, 2008
A must-see for petrolheads and cineastes alike.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Leigh Paatsch
Daily Telegraph (Australia)
October 31, 2008
Petrolheads and gorehounds, this backfiring blast of cinematic carbon monoxide is your film of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 26, 2008
Basically, it's a videogame masquerading as a movie, but the action scenes are so loud and messily edited that they're tedious rather than tense. If it weren't so incoherent, it would be a classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
September 26, 2008
Death Race is a travesty of the original film but it delivers enough explosions, violence and vroom-vroom action to ensure that it remains entertaining if you leave your brain in neutral.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Sun Online
September 26, 2008
But Jason Statham can talk the torque as former racing driver Jensen Ames.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
September 26, 2008
Anderson serves up an unashamedly guilty pleasure that hits every note, particularly when the racing starts.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Neil Smith
Total Film
September 26, 2008
Banish all memories of the original and you'll find this a slick throwback in the Doomsday mould. Tearing across the screen with all guns blazing, it's disposable, enjoyable trash.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies
September 26, 2008
With face carbon-frozen in rage and mid-Atlantic scowl in place, the Brit export is fast proving himself the most reliably fun actor on the scene, standing a good chance of becoming this generation's Charles Bronson if he keeps making movies like this.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph
September 26, 2008
Anderson's remake of the 1975 Paul Bartel cult film Death Race 2000 is surprisingly effective bonehead fare.
Leigh Singer
September 26, 2008
Crude, rude, testosterone-clotted, meat-headed fun, mind, but its loud and proud lack of pretension is a relief compared to the pseudo-profundity of many blockbusters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
February 27, 2009

Irish Times
October 18, 2008
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