Supercross (2005)

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Critic 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.
Rating:
PG-13 (for language and some sexuality)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Drama
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Cast

Steve Howey
as K.C. Carlyle
Mike Vogel
as Trip Carlyle
Cameron Richardson
as Piper Cole
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
JD Pardo
as Chuy
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
Ricky Johnson
as Himself
Rick Johnson
as Assistant
J.D. Pardo
as Chuy
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Critic Reviews for Supercross

All Critics (73) | Top Critics (21)

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

Full Review… | March 7, 2007
Associated Press
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | January 8, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Only the most devoted MX fetishists could like the film, because it doesn't offer a scrap of nourishment for the uninitiated.

Full Review… | September 25, 2005
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.

August 23, 2005
Village Voice
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | August 19, 2005
New York Post
Top Critic

An example of how too much of anything will get annoying -- including VVRRRROOOOOOOMMM and flying bikes.

August 19, 2005
Newsday
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Supercross

½

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 .
Japes .

Super Reviewer

A movie that tries to be amazingly cool, but tries so hard that it fails!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

½

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 nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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