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NASCAR: The IMAX Experience

NASCAR: The IMAX Experience (2004)

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Average Rating: 6.1/10
Reviews Counted: 44
Fresh: 27 | Rotten: 17

A thrill ride for fans, but those looking for a deeper experience will be choking on exhaust.

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Average Rating: 6.4/10
Critic Reviews: 21
Fresh: 15 | Rotten: 6

A thrill ride for fans, but those looking for a deeper experience will be choking on exhaust.

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A sports documentary which captures the experience of driving 190 mph, in what has become one of the country's fastest-growing sports events--and as well, is one of America's most successful entertainment industries, NASCAR

Mar 15, 2005

$19.9M

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All Critics (44) | Top Critics (21) | Fresh (27) | Rotten (17) | DVD (4)

The movie makes an excellent primer about the world of stock car racing for fans and nonfans alike.

March 18, 2004
Hollywood Reporter
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NASCAR 3D will delight fans of auto racing.

March 16, 2004 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
Boston Globe
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An interesting behind-the-scenes look at one of the world's most popular spectator sports.

March 12, 2004
Washington Post
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Its rampant corporate sponsorship is messy and distracting, and the athleticism necessary to triumph is still less intriguing (perhaps because it's less visible) than the athleticism necessary to triumph in, say, baseball.

March 12, 2004 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
Seattle Times
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Doesn't quite overcome its shameless self-promotion, but the film will satisfy the Lynyrd Skynyrd set while providing a decent explanation to those who are baffled by the sport's popularity.

March 12, 2004 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
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A 45-minute glorified infomercial.

March 12, 2004
New York Post
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A rather rote and superficial look at the NASCAR circuit.

July 11, 2005 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

It turns out that racing around an oval track offers surprisingly few opportunities to exploit 3D effectively.

August 8, 2004 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

I wanted more time on the track, more passing, more actual racing. NASCAR (Stock car racing) implies "adrenaline rush" and I missed that in this otherwise solid documentary.

June 5, 2004 Full Review Source: Hollywood Report Card
Hollywood Report Card

The film is about as illuminating as the race cars' stickered-on headlights.

May 1, 2004 Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake Tribune

This one does manage to put audiences in the action. And its brief examinations of the science of auto racing are pretty educational.

April 30, 2004 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Part infomercial, part historical documentary, all in 3-D, Nascar 3D is best seen as a spectacle, something that exists for its format rather than its content.

April 9, 2004 Full Review Source: Movie Views

Gentlemen and ladies: Don your goggles!

March 22, 2004 Full Review
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

In spite of flaws, for sheer size and bravado, it still deserves a look

March 17, 2004 Full Review Source: Movie Habit
Movie Habit

Those vehicles sure are big, they come right at you, and they're in one heck of a hurry. For about 40 minutes, that's all you really need.

March 13, 2004 Full Review Source: New Times
New Times

Offers a bit of NASCAR history, a smattering of engineering facts, glimpses of some of the sport's most popular personalities and a whole lot of hyperbolic chatter about the populist glory of driving really noisy cars in a circle at 200 miles per hour.

March 12, 2004 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

An uneven combination of documentary and demolition drama.

March 12, 2004 Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee
Sacramento Bee

As IMAX fare goes, NASCAR 3D is an action-packed ride.

March 12, 2004 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News
Los Angeles Daily News

Audience Reviews for NASCAR: The IMAX Experience

It was an informative, behind-the-scenes look, but for someone who's not really a Nascar fan, it was ehh.
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