Race with the Devil

1975

Race with the Devil (1975)

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When two vacationing couples accidentally oversee a Satanic cult's sacrificial (human-type) offering ceremony, they soon wish they were camping elsewhere. They jump in their vehicle and hit the road with the devil-lovers in hot pursuit. Starring Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Lara Parker, and Loretta Swit.

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Critic Reviews for Race with the Devil

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (3)

Race With The Devil has problems getting over the flat, TV-style direction by Cleopatra Jones director Jack Starrett, but it gets by on engaging drive-in goofiness, even if it's tough to swallow the idea that mid-'70s Texas swarmed with Satanists.

Sep 27, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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A wittily efficient quickie, the film is a winner all the way - a surprise, since Starrett's career thus far had been the movie director's equivalent of a criminal record.

Feb 9, 2006 | Full Review…

One would think that Mr. Fonda and Mr. Oates had better things to do, but perhaps not. American movie production is in a bad state.

May 9, 2005 | Full Review…

While Race with the Devil is a bit slower, it's a haunting, unforgettable experience.

Sep 27, 2018 | Full Review…

This exceptionally well-done sequence bears a remarkable resemblance to the climactic chase scene in The Road Warrior.

Sep 27, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Race with the Devil doesn't quite measure up to Mad Max or even Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry as a drama, but with its thrills, mystery and legitimate scares, this film is an unquestionable good time.

Jun 22, 2013 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Race with the Devil

The ridiculousness of this movie made it great.

Curtis Lilly
Curtis Lilly

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½

Not quite the insane road rage flick I was expecting to see, but still entertaining.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

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½

This movie just feels inconsequential. It is mentally tiring to try and come up with anything to say about this movie other than there's a few cool shots, it's a very standard 'went down the wrong road story', and I think it has got some tense moments, but overall it's nothing impressive. Some dirtbikes, devil-worshippers, dog-killers, and dirty cops collide in a big "car fight" at the conclusion, and several other times during the movie. So there's cool stuff, but it just doesn't come together to make a significant piece.

_kelly .King
_kelly .King

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Another 70's flick with a unique and totally whacked concept which leaves you highly entertained. This is a great thriller with a psychotic ending which you would never guess! The two icons, Fonda and Oates and their wives witness a Satanic ritual when on holiday driving through a small county, and pretty soon the Cultists are violently pursuing them until they are focred to fight back just as viciously. A great road movie, and can be a bit chilling at times! Some great scenes.

Khris N
Khris N

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