The Human Race (2014)




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Eighty strangers from all walks of life are ripped out of their daily lives and forced to participate in a brutal race to the death. The rules are simple; follow the arrows or you will die, step on the grass and you will die, get lapped twice and you will die. Only one participant will survive. Race or die. There can only be one winner, but who will survive and for what purpose?
Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Eddie McGee
as Eddie
Trista Robinson
as Deaf Female
T. Arthur Cottam
as Deaf Male
Fred Coury
as Yellow Jersey
Richard Gale
as Evil Brother
Luke Y. Thompson
as Orange Vest
J. Louis Reid
as War Vet
Noel Britton
as Stressed Out
B. Anthony Cohen
as The Priest
Ian Tien
as Shio Lau
Jonica Patella
as Homeless
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Critic Reviews for The Human Race

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4)

Despite the essentially formulaic nature of the proceedings, the film does boast some nasty twists that prove galvanizing.

Full Review… | June 23, 2014
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

By the time half the contestants have been offed you may be less interested in who will win than when it will all be over.

Full Review… | June 15, 2014
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Real suspense and shocks are MIA in a movie that's eventful but lacks the atmospherics needed to be scary.

Full Review… | June 15, 2014
Top Critic

Though the dialogue is pretty basic and the narrative dots don't always quite connect, "The Human Race," in its own gutsy, grindhouse-movie way, manages style, vision and tension.

Full Review… | June 12, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

The central gimmick is just another excuse to let the bloodletting commence in this low-budget thriller.

Full Review… | June 30, 2014

Instead of a grandly ghoulish dash for survival, the movie revels in ghastly behavior with a mouthbreathing concentration that's as irritating as it is worthless.

Full Review… | June 18, 2014

Audience Reviews for The Human Race


The name of this is really clever. It works in a lot of different ways. A whole block of people appear in this weird area and are forced to race for survival. If they are lapped twice their heads explode. If they get off the path their heads explode. They have to race or die. What I liked about this is the way in which the group started to behave. "The human factor." They began to turn on each other. Friends suddenly became enemies. And civilized peaceful humanitarians became killers. It just goes to show you what people will do if they have to.

John Trifiletti
John Trifiletti

I gave it an extra half point because the premise is great. Not unlike Battle Royale, this movie begins with a group of strangers (80 exactly) who must compete until there is one winner. They race around a giant track filled with houses a school and a prison. Rule 1- don't step on the grass rule 2- don't get lapped twice Rule 3- don't stray from the path. Consequence is death. Other than that it's poorly acted and awkwardly cheesy at some points.

Colton Coate
Colton Coate

By the time half the contestants have been offed you may be less interested in who will win than when it will all be over.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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