Dust to Glory (2005) - Rotten Tomatoes

Dust to Glory (2005)



Critic Consensus: Amazing footage from the Baja off-road race will give viewers an adrenaline rush.

Movie Info

Documentary filmmaker Dana Brown, who created a visually striking look at the world of surfing in 2003's Step Into Liquid, hits dry land running in this portrait of the world of off-road racing. The Baja 1000 is one of the world's premier desert racing events; taking place both on and off the roads in and around Baja California, the annual road rally pits drivers against punishing conditions as they attempt to cover the thousand-mile course in 36 hours or less. With a wide variety of different vehicles competing -- from modified trucks to stock Volkswagens -- Dust to Glory takes viewers into the middle of the race, with camera crews following in the action while several drivers race with cameras mounted to their cars for a "you are there" perspective. Dust to Glory also puts a special focus on driver Mike "Mouse" McCoy, who hopes to achieve a unique distinction as one of the first drivers to drive the entire one-thousand-mile course by himself (most vehicles employ a team of drivers for the long and demanding race). Dust to Glory director Dana Brown is the son of Bruce Brown, director of such legendary sports films as The Endless Summer and On Any Sunday. ~ Mark Deming, Rovimore
Rating: PG (for racing action and peril, and for some language)
Genre: Documentary, Action & Adventure, Sports & Fitness
Directed By:
Written By: Dana Brown
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 23, 2005
Box Office: $0.6M
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Critic Reviews for Dust to Glory

All Critics (77) | Top Critics (30)

Contestants have 32 hours to finish the race, and unless off-road racing is your thing, Dust to Glory can sometimes feel like it lasts about that long.

Full Review… | April 28, 2005
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Full Review… | April 22, 2005
Miami Herald
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As with Step into Liquid, Brown proves in Dust to Glory that the thrill of high-speed racing can be shared by fans and non-fans alike.

Full Review… | April 22, 2005
Detroit Free Press
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I can't say Dust to Glory... qualifies as a great documentary, but it chronicles an event that speaks to the raw instinct to face a challenge and conquer it.

April 22, 2005
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Brown does a very good job of getting across the daredevil thrill of it all.

Full Review… | April 21, 2005
Orlando Sentinel
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The race becomes a metaphor for life, in which finishing builds camaraderie and victory is not the ultimate goal.

Full Review… | April 14, 2005
Arizona Republic
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Audience Reviews for Dust to Glory

This movie is a blast to watch. A great score, wonderful footage, and a fast thrilling pace. Check this one out.

Dusk Sheaks

This documenty is very informative and makes you want to go Baja Racing. Some of the stories are very touching and insperational.


i dont like documentaries but i liked this movie. you will like the baja 1000 after you watch this movie and you will think the race is so cool.

Lisa Shaw

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