Death Race 3: Inferno


Death Race 3: Inferno

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Repentant convict Carl Lucas (Luke Goss) - aka Frankenstein - is a legendary driver in the brutal prison blood sport known as Death Race. Only one victory away from winning freedom, Lucas is plunged into his most vicious competition yet: the first ever Desert Death Race. Through South Africa's infernal Kalahari Desert, Lucas is pitted against ruthless adversaries and powerful forces at work behind the scenes to ensure his defeat. Also, starring Danny Trejo and Ving Rhames, Death Race 3: Inferno is an insane, action packed thrill-ride.


Critic Reviews for Death Race 3: Inferno

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  • Watching Death Race 3: Inferno is a lot like a casual viewer taking in the Indianapolis 500. Watching the cars go around is ok, but what puts butts in seats is the threat of wanton destruction, and there's plenty of it here.

    Oct 5, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Inferno absolutely pulls ahead of Death Race 2 as far as the Death Race franchise is concerned, but that's not hard when your competition comes in at an uncontested dead last.

    Feb 14, 2013 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…
  • "Death Race 3: Inferno" is like a monster truck rally. People go to see mayhem. And, people who like the "Death Race" movies are also watching to see the stunts. They don't expect a good story. Thank goodness.

    Jan 30, 2013 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…
  • there's plenty of action - and plenty of boobs

    Jan 28, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Ask it no questions and it will tell you no lies: a fair bargain that too many other films on this level resolutely refuse to grant.

    Jan 26, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Feels like the unkempt offspring of Lock Up, Mad Max, and The Cannonball Run. Only not as good as those movies.

    Jan 22, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Death Race 3: Inferno

  • Jun 29, 2016
    The Death Race goes international in Death Race 3: Inferno. When Weyland Corp. is bought out, the new owner franchises the Death Race and sets up a 3 day cross country race in the South African desert between inmates of several different prisons. The plot is rather weak, and the characters are shallow and cliched. However, the switch to desert racing adds some new energy to the series and is a refreshing change of venue. Death Race 3: Inferno is a bit predictable, but it delivers solid action sequences and concludes the prequel story of the first Frankenstein driver fairly well.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 29, 2016
    Third entry in the Death Race franchise expands the plot even more and now Death Race is a global phenomenon. Building on the plot of the prequel, this one offers more action that for a Straight to DVD release that is pretty good and works well as a mindless entertaining action flick. Acting is decent at best, while the plot is good, but leaves room for improvement. It's funny the big theatrical debut of Death Race was a mediocre affair, but the sequels are better and are more interesting as well. I personally view the sequels as fine B movies that are done right. This is a chaotic and pleasant hour and a half that fans of this series should check out. I really liked the film, and it overcomes its flaws, by having an interesting plot and good action scenes that for a low-budget feature are pretty well done. This film is much more fun than the original Death Race starring Jason Statham and along with the second one, is a film worth checking because the filmmakers were able to create something worthwhile for action fans. I love action flicks, and I'm usually skeptical about Straight to DVD titles, and rightfully so, because most of the time, they are poorly made films with awful stories and poor directing and acting. But with Death Race 3, you have a film that will certainly surprise any film lover who love mindless action, but are unsure with these films released direct to DVD. Death Race 3 is not a perfect film, and it has plenty of flaws, but like the second one in the trilogy has an interesting plot that compliments the mindless on-screen carnage. Along with Death Race 2, this is a guilty pleasure that is among the better titles released Straight to DVD. Death Race mediocre, but with the second one, they started to really create interesting concepts, which are appealing and ultimately fun.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Jun 29, 2016
    Actually quite enjoyable, if you can ignore the story line. The old characters are back! I love the incorporation of death fight of female convicts, driving through town and even female driver like in the original film; I enjoyed the actions and gore a lot, it's just silly campy fun that doesn't lack good laughs. It's a pretty good sequel and also quite well filmed for a direct-to-DVD sequel, I strongly recommend all the fans of the series to check it out.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jun 29, 2016
    No matter what I heard about Death Race 3, I was always gonna be watching it. It bills Luke Goss (Blood Out, Death Race 2, Tekken, Hellboy 2, Blade II) as its star, and there's no way I'm missing anything from him. Though in the spirit of honesty, of Death Race 3, I am not a huge fan. I copped some flak for daring to suggest that Death Race 2 was possibly better than both Death Race and Death Race 2000. Truly I stand by that statement. But Death Race 3 is probably worse than Death Race and Death Race 2000. It's nice to see returning characters (like Danny Trejo of Machete fame as Goldberg "The Last Mexican Jew"). There's some great themes chucked back in, as well as a brief return of Death Match from the last film. The cheese factor, though high, is I suppose physically bearable. Some new characters are worthwhile (Dougray Scott [Hitman] as prison tycoon Niles and Jeremy Crutchley [Doomsday] as the aptly named "Psycho" are particularly noteworthy) but even here I feel they were underrepresented, there was much more room for development than we were given. The film was essentially an excuse to put up a bunch of cars, tits, guns, fights and explosions in one go. I found myself sighing mere moments in at how far into that aspect of action movie it has slipped. The ending, of Death Race 3 however, deserved a much better movie to go along with it. On the one hand, it's great to see the finale being worthwhile, but on the other, this strong outro made the obvious flaws the rest of the film had even more glaringly obvious. It's almost as if this great ending was tacked onto a completely unrelated film at random. Fans of the series will maybe find it worth watching. Fans of stuntmen ready to set themselves on fire at a moments notice while women run around in pushup bras in the back ground will love the deal we have here. But people who maybe just have a thing for Luke Goss (like myself) will probably be better off re-watching Hellboy II. It manages to just scrape by with enough dignity to possibly not hammer in the final nail on the franchise. But I doubt we'll be seeing a Scott-helmed "Death Race 4: Inferno-ier" any time soon. Soon? Ever. I meant ever. 40 % -Gimly
    Gimly M Super Reviewer

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