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Roger Corman's Death Race 2050 (2016)





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Legendary filmmaking icon, Roger Corman, is back with his most outrageous film yet in this sensational, action-packed and darkly humorous reboot of the original Death Race 2000! It's the year 2050 and America is controlled by an all-powerful corporate government ruled by The Chairman (Malcolm McDowell). The masses have been brainwashed with violent virtual-reality entertainment. The event of the year is the Death Race, in which a motley crew of violent drivers compete in a cross-country road race, scoring points for shamelessly running people over and driving each other off the road. The reigning champion and fan favorite, Frankenstein (Manu Bennett), who's half-man half-machine, wants to take the crown, but his rebel spy co-pilot threatens his legacy.

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Critic Reviews for Roger Corman's Death Race 2050

All Critics (3)

Don't expect it to eclipse the original - assuming the original is your cup of tea to begin with, of course - but there's still a surprising amount of gas left in this particular tank.

January 19, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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Death Race... delivers the goods on tongue-in-cheek action, simplistic yet effective social commentary, and a bunch of actors who clearly get the tone of the piece, and are willing to go way over the top in silly, campy, and sometimes ultra-violent fun.

January 19, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

It's not necessarily a "good" movie-it's ragged and choppy and scattershot, with broad, cartoonish gags and easy jabs over pointed satire-but it's also fun, unpretentious, cheeky, energetic, gleefully trashy, and filled with junky spectacle.

January 17, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Roger Corman's Death Race 2050


Not exactly sure what is the point of the movie... In this remake, a totalitarian United States of Corporation ruled by Chairman (a pretentious mockery of Donald Trump), 5 racers race to kill as many people as possible before a transcontinental finish line. The racers are archetypes: Rogue AI controlled car Abe, religious fanatic Tammy, ghetto Minerva, Sexually frustrated Jed and legendary Frankenstein. The race was made harder with the rebellion running loose. Death Race 2050 is a huge disappointment, it from the serious tone of the other Deathrace movies to this... I understood the satirical humour in the original but this one is trying so hard that it fell apart. The acting is awful, the special effects and gore were as fake as it could be but not grindhouse quality. The cars looked worn before the race even began. There are so many things wrong with this movie but Burt Grinstead gave his best and he was actually convincingly funny

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