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NASCAR: The IMAX Experience Reviews

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March 11, 2004
True fans (i.e., the people who are most likely to buy tickets) probably know a lot of this stuff already, and they might be disappointed by the lack of drama and the brevity of 3-D racing action.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 11, 2004
Sponsored by NASCAR, this is not a critical look at the sport, nor is it particularly illuminating.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 12, 2004
A 45-minute glorified infomercial.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
March 12, 2004
It might not have all the thrills you're seeking, but it has a lot of interesting information, even for those of us who aren't huge NASCAR fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 12, 2004
An uneven combination of documentary and demolition drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 9, 2004
Part infomercial, part historical documentary, all in 3-D, Nascar 3D is best seen as a spectacle, something that exists for its format rather than its content.
March 11, 2004
Wincer offers the expected driver's-eye view of a championship race, but cuts away from it so frenetically that one never truly experiences the madman rush of taking a curve at 200 miles per hour.
March 11, 2004
Another one of those lightweight, corporate-sponsored Imax documentaries that resembles a promotional video more than a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 9, 2004
Posits its working-class supporters not as protagonists but consumers, cheering on their just-folks race-car heroes for proxy fantasies of high-speed escape and high-tech goodies.
March 9, 2004
Surprisingly earnest and sedate...the sort of perfunctorily informative instructional film that might be the first leg on a guided tour of a NASCAR museum.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 12, 2004
Race day comes and the experience is mildly disappointing -- better at the speed game than a conventional camera, to be sure, yet still far from the real deal, and well below the standard set by our own God-given peepers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 12, 2004
Its rampant corporate sponsorship is messy and distracting, and the athleticism necessary to triumph is still less intriguing (perhaps because it's less visible) than the athleticism necessary to triumph in, say, baseball.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 24, 2004
| Original Score: 1.5/4
May 1, 2004
The film is about as illuminating as the race cars' stickered-on headlights.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 5, 2004
I wanted more time on the track, more passing, more actual racing. NASCAR (Stock car racing) implies "adrenaline rush" and I missed that in this otherwise solid documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 8, 2004
It turns out that racing around an oval track offers surprisingly few opportunities to exploit 3D effectively.
July 11, 2005
A rather rote and superficial look at the NASCAR circuit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 18, 2004
The movie makes an excellent primer about the world of stock car racing for fans and nonfans alike.
March 11, 2004
If the words 'Gentlemen, start your engines' set your heart pounding, this is the Imax experience for you.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 7, 2008
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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