Death Race Reviews

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November 17, 2011
November 7, 2008
A must-see for petrolheads and cineastes alike.
October 18, 2008
September 26, 2008
Once out of the starting grid, the film proceeds to edit the action so dementedly that one struggles to work out whose car just exploded, who flipped over and who's driving the one with the missile-launcher on the roof.
September 26, 2008
This sci-fi fantasy about crazy Mad Max races in a high security prison is 8,000 horsepower of pure auto-erotic carnage.
September 25, 2008
It's brainless fun, but while Anderson's brilliant staging of the flesh-ripping stunts surpasses Bartel's cheap thrills, this update lacks the sardonic wit and satirical bite of the Corman-produced version.
September 1, 2008
a balls-to-the-wall tank-ful of amiable idiocy, fast-paced enough to keep anyone's eye on the road.
August 22, 2008
Let Death Race serve as a warning, or maybe an inspiration, to any TV producer who says she'd kill for high ratings: Why not stage a pay-per-view car race in which prisoners compete to stay alive on the course?
August 22, 2008
The combination of good actors and terrible dialogue might have allowed the film a chance at minor cult status, if it weren't for the frustratingly inept action sequences.
August 22, 2008
Death Race is cartoonishly brutal and pleasantly disreputable.
August 22, 2008
Statham's films never promise to be something they're not or offer something they don't provide. Death Race is not an exception.
August 22, 2008
Of all the Z-movies in the Roger Corman catalog, they had to remake Death Race 2000.
August 22, 2008
It's the perfect end-of-summer film, and a sign that summer needs to end soon.
August 22, 2008
If you're a fan of Gone in 60 Seconds or The Fast and the Furious, you won't look at your watch while the movie is going on, and you won't feel conned out of your money when it's over.
August 22, 2008
Like first love -- or maybe just a crowbar to the Adam's apple -- Death Race works fast and hits hard. A prison flick and a car chase movie at the same time? I am so there.
August 22, 2008
Well, you've got to say this for Death Race: It knows what it is and doesn't apologize for it. What it is, incidentally, is junk.
August 22, 2008
Car-crash porn for the modern audience.
August 22, 2008
It has the tough guy lead, dozens of mad car crack-ups, tons of gratuitous violence, sweaty B-movie appeal, and even a couple of A-talent actors, but in the end Death Race runs around in circles.
August 22, 2008
The movie gets its own Mad Max mojo working, but there's no real attempt at social commentary here -- these churls just want to have fun.
August 22, 2008
Thanks to its character interplay, the movie doesn't drag despite taking a good 40 minutes to really rev its engines. And the racing that ensues is as loud, fast, hyper-edited, and pulverizingly destructive as the gladiatorially minded would hope.
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