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NASCAR: The IMAX Experience Reviews

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
July 11, 2005
A rather rote and superficial look at the NASCAR circuit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
August 8, 2004
It turns out that racing around an oval track offers surprisingly few opportunities to exploit 3D effectively.
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
June 5, 2004
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
May 1, 2004
The film is about as illuminating as the race cars' stickered-on headlights.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
April 30, 2004
This one does manage to put audiences in the action. And its brief examinations of the science of auto racing are pretty educational.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
April 9, 2004
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.
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
March 22, 2004
Gentlemen and ladies: Don your goggles!
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
March 18, 2004
The movie makes an excellent primer about the world of stock car racing for fans and nonfans alike.
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
March 17, 2004
In spite of flaws, for sheer size and bravado, it still deserves a look
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Janice Page
Boston Globe
March 16, 2004
NASCAR 3D will delight fans of auto racing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
March 13, 2004
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.
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Sara Gebhardt
Washington Post
March 12, 2004
An interesting behind-the-scenes look at one of the world's most popular spectator sports.
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
March 12, 2004
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Erik Lundegaard
Seattle Times
March 12, 2004
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
March 12, 2004
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bob Ehlert
Sacramento Bee
March 12, 2004
An uneven combination of documentary and demolition drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
March 12, 2004
A 45-minute glorified infomercial.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
March 12, 2004
This 40-minute film shows off the combined IMAX/3D experience at its best.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
March 12, 2004
In an amazingly compact 47 minutes, veteran director Simon Wincer outlines the history of the sport, evokes its culture and packs it with jaw-dropping statistics while never slackening the pace.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Evan Henerson
Los Angeles Daily News
March 12, 2004
As IMAX fare goes, NASCAR 3D is an action-packed ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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