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Death Race 2000 Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
November 18, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 16, 2008
Unwatchable car wreck of an exploitation film.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Cory Cheney
Urban Tulsa Weekly
August 8, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
Emanuel Levy
August 19, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic

New York Times
May 9, 2005
In the end, it reveals itself to have nothing to say beyond the superficial about government or rebellion. And in the absence of such a statement, it becomes what it seems to have mocked -- a spectacle glorifying the car is an instrument of violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
December 23, 2005
Corman didn't direct the drive-in hit Death Race 2000, but it bears his imprint of economic utilitarianism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
Crazy-violent, chintzy camp classic.
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
January 9, 2011
A goofy piece of over-the-top mayhem with half a brain.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
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
Cole Smithey
August 26, 2007
Fun, fun, fun!
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 31, 2006
Time has tamed it somewhat, but it's still loads of fun.
Top Critic
Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly
June 17, 2010
Behold the power of cheese!
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Christopher Null
March 16, 2004
An absolute must-see for true film fans.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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
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...
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 22, 2006
...a mindlessly entertaining, thoroughly campy piece of work...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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