Critics Consensus

While it showcases some cool stunts, Supercross feels like an infomercial for its titular sport, with undeveloped characters and a shopworn plot.



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Two siblings find themselves competing on and off the racetrack in this action-packed drama. K.C. Carlyle (Steve Howey) and his kid brother, Trip (Mike Vogel), are both racers in the rough and tumble world of supercross, a revved-up variation on motocross racing in which specially modified motorcycle negotiate specially built dirt tracks that send riders through tricky twists and turns, over rough terrain, and off high-flying jumps. Both are talented racers, but K.C. has a wilder and more reckless approach, while Trip follows a more cautious path. A more profound difference between them arises when K.C. is offered a lucrative deal to ride for a factory-sponsored team; he takes the deal, and leaves his brother behind to race on his own dime. However, when an accident takes Trip out of the running on the supercross circuit, he and K.C. set aside their differences as Trip helps coach his older brother so he can succeed in his drive to the championship. Made with the cooperation of a leading supercross race promoter, Supercross: The Movie also stars Sophia Bush and Cameron Richardson as the brothers' love interests, and Robert Carradine as a determined race coach.


Steve Howey
as K.C. Carlyle
Mike Vogel
as Trip Carlyle
Sophia Bush
as Zoe Lang
Aaron Carter
as Owen Cole
Channing Tatum
as Rowdy Sparks
Robert Carradine
as Clay Sparks
Ryan Locke
as Jeff Johnson
Robert Patrick
as Earl Cole
Alana Austin
as Rider Girlfriend
Terry Boyd
as Himself
Richard Danielson
as Rowdy's Mechanic
Erin Lear
as Hairstylist
Dan Gunther
as Dr. Simms
Adriana Bilan
as Bike Girl
David Castillo
as Jimmy Castillo
Erin Bates
as Herself
Tyler Evans
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for Supercross

All Critics (74) | Top Critics (21) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (70)

  • You could see the same thing for free -- with higher production values and snappier dialogue -- watching X Games coverage on ESPN.

    Mar 7, 2007
  • Like the drive-in classics of Roger Corman and Samuel Z. Arkoff, this develops the principal characters and conflicts with just enough depth and keeps the narrative moving at a brisk pace.

    Jan 8, 2007 | Full Review…
  • Only the most devoted MX fetishists could like the film, because it doesn't offer a scrap of nourishment for the uninitiated.

    Sep 26, 2005 | Full Review…

    Scott Tobias

    AV Club
    Top Critic
  • Director Steve Boyum, a former motocross driver, hacks his racing footage to incomprehensible pieces and, from the looks of the meager, jumpy narrative, did the same to the script.

    Aug 23, 2005
  • The writing is abysmal, the acting wouldn't pass muster in a high school play, and the direction by erstwhile stuntman Steve Boyum (Timecop: The Berlin Decision) is positively sleep-inducing between cycle jumps.

    Aug 20, 2005 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • An example of how too much of anything will get annoying -- including VVRRRROOOOOOOMMM and flying bikes.

    Aug 19, 2005 | Rating: 2/4

    John Anderson

    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Supercross

  • Aug 05, 2010
    As a motocross/supercross fan & rider, I was really disappointed in this movie. Not even an hour into the movie, both brothers have girlfriends...really? There seemed to be more romance than racing in the entire movie. The supercross side to the movie wasn't a breath of fresh air either. There was just something about it that seemed so wrong...maybe it was the fact that they put Channing Tatum and Aaron Carter on dirt bikes and called them "racers"...or it could be because they made a privateers' racing career look easy. Winning against professional factory riders? Really? Supercross the movie is a huge let down.
    Japes . Super Reviewer
  • Jan 18, 2010
    A movie that tries to be amazingly cool, but tries so hard that it fails!
    KJ P Super Reviewer
  • May 05, 2007
    Loud, dumb race movie, the two lead actors have an okay chemistry as brothers and are easy on the eye but that's all this has going for it.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • May 27, 2006
    Supercross' plot is shopworn despite the one or two cool stunts provided in the last fifteen minutes.
    Laurence C Super Reviewer

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