• R, 1 hr. 15 min.
  • Drama, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Russell Brown
    In Theaters:
    Apr 30, 2005 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jul 17, 2007
  • Regent Releasing

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Race You to the Bottom Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

I nearly gave up after an incredibly awkward, self-conscious first five minutes, but eventually writer/director Russell Brown finds his groove and sustains it for a long while.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 14, 2007
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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Although more than a little familiar in its road movie-style romantic banter and bickering, the film is easy to take for a number of reasons, including the witty and frequently caustic dialogue.

May 18, 2007
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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An illuminating glimpse into some of the more challenging complications that contemporary relationships can present.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 5/5

March 29, 2007
Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
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Interesting, well-acted debut feature from writer-director Russell Brown.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

March 29, 2007
Dennis Harvey
Variety
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Brown's screenplay and direction, both economical and unshowy, sketch character dynamics in crisp terms that resist the temptation to explain all, beg sympathy or heighten drama for purely histrionic purposes.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 1, 2006
Eric Campos
Film Threat

You want uncomfortable tales of love and woe, then Race You to the Bottom has what you're looking for.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 6, 2005
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

August 22, 2007
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Brown is never clear enough on how he feels about his own characters.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2/4

May 4, 2007
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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Self-consciously edgy and romantically limp.

| Original Score: 2/5

May 4, 2007
Timothy Knight
Reel.com

A wisp of a film, dramatically threadbare, and saddled with a brittle and affected performance by Williams.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

March 30, 2007
Jay Antani
Boxoffice Magazine

While clocking in at a relatively painless 75 minutes, Brown fails to come up with anything so fresh and bold in his approach as to make a single one of those worth watching.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 1/5

March 30, 2007
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

While the filmmaking shows natural skill, the movie lacks the energy and passion needed to really engage the audience.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 10, 2006

Time Out
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May 12, 2007
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