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Death Race 2000 Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Scott Weinberg
January 9, 2011
A goofy piece of over-the-top mayhem with half a brain.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
R. L. Shaffer
October 16, 2010
A terrifically entertaining movie, and a sharp, funny social commentary from start to finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Sean Axmaker
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...
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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly
June 17, 2010
Behold the power of cheese!
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
August 25, 2008
The conception and execution are top-notch low-budget trash.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Matthew Sorrento
Film Threat
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).
| Original Score: 3/5

May 6, 2008
One of King Corman's finest pictures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
May 6, 2008
It has a comic strip premise which is neverthless wholly credible in a sick sort of way.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
March 1, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
August 26, 2007
Fun, fun, fun!
| Original Score: 4/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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.

TV Guide
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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March 28, 2007
Script, from an Ib Melchior story, makes its satirical points economically, and director Paul Bartel keeps the film moving quickly.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 31, 2006
Time has tamed it somewhat, but it's still loads of fun.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
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
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Time Out
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.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 22, 2006
...a mindlessly entertaining, thoroughly campy piece of work...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
January 20, 2006
| Original Score: 3/5
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