Ultimate X: The Movie (2002)

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Critic Consensus: Taking full advantage of the large IMAX screen, Ultimate X is a thrill ride for extreme sports junkies and novices alike.

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In August, 2001, the Summer X Games came to the city of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and some of the world's greatest extreme athletes arrived to show off their skills in motocross, BMX, skateboarding, street luge, and many other events. Ultimate X is a documentary (produced by the ESPN cable network) which collects exciting highlights from the X Games competition, with Buckey Laskek, Bob Burnquist, Dave Mirra, T.J. Lavin, Brian Deegan, and many others giving their all to prove who's the best. The film also includes a cutting edge soundtrack, featuring music from Pennywise, P.O.D., and much more.

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Critic Reviews for Ultimate X: The Movie

All Critics (47) | Top Critics (16)

[A] spectacular extreme sports extravaganza.

Jun 24, 2006 | Full Review…
Time Out
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This Imax sports documentary captures the danger, thrills, spills and sheer altitude attained by the young men and women who put it all on the line for burgeoning 'Xtreme sports' movement.

May 27, 2005 | Rating: 4/5

The film contains so much eye-popping footage that even viewers who have never seen the X Games can't help but be fascinated.

Nov 6, 2002 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Writer/director Bruce Hendricks subtracts from the experience by crafting a corporate propaganda film posing as a documentary.

Jul 20, 2002 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

All of this looks great on the giant IMAX screen -- most things do -- but the filmmakers can't shake the sense that this is an inflated TV special.

Jun 29, 2002 | Full Review…

The format gets used best ... to capture the dizzying heights achieved by motocross and BMX riders, whose balletic hotdogging occasionally ends in bone-crushing screwups.

May 14, 2002 | Full Review…

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