Death Race 2000 Reviews

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April 29, 2018
I was torn between walking out immediately and staying to witness a spectacle more dismaying than anything on the screen: the way small children were digging gratuitous bloodshed.
April 22, 2013
A movie that has a little bit of everything, and it's easily the best version of itself that could possibly be put together.
January 9, 2011
A goofy piece of over-the-top mayhem with half a brain.
October 16, 2010
A terrifically entertaining movie, and a sharp, funny social commentary from start to finish.
August 2, 2010
Roger Corman is the master of doing a lot with a little, and Death Race 2000 is but one shining example of the filmmaker's know-how.
June 27, 2010
Director Paul Bartel perfected his brand of blackhearted humor on this ragged production, overcoming budgetary restraint with inspired moments of B movie spectacle...
June 17, 2010
Behold the power of cheese!
August 25, 2008
The conception and execution are top-notch low-budget trash.
June 7, 2008
Death Race 2000 is as Corman as his B-grade action pics come, with cars flying through the frame, blood spilling behind them, and overnight pit-stops for some sex ("navigators" in each car keep their drivers juiced up).
May 6, 2008
One of King Corman's finest pictures.
May 6, 2008
It has a comic strip premise which is neverthless wholly credible in a sick sort of way.
March 1, 2008
January 16, 2008
Unwatchable car wreck of an exploitation film.
August 26, 2007
Fun, fun, fun!
March 28, 2007
The story, about a road race in the not-too-distant future for which the drivers are given points for running down pedestrians, becomes an elaborate and telling fantasy about our peculiar popular entertainments. Fine work carved from minimal materials.
March 28, 2007
Superior drive-in exploitation fare, this violent, campy action flick presents Carradine as Frankenstein, a scarred road warrior in black leather suit and cape.
Top Critic
March 28, 2007
Script, from an Ib Melchior story, makes its satirical points economically, and director Paul Bartel keeps the film moving quickly.
March 31, 2006
Time has tamed it somewhat, but it's still loads of fun.
February 4, 2006
a must see for so many people - science fiction fans, satirists, action movie buffs, 70s film aficionados and anyone who likes an over-the-top film
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
Overall the movie isn't as synchromeshed as it might be; the rivalry between champions Carradine and Stallone isn't very interesting, and some of the gags aren't sick or funny enough. But it's a great audience film.
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