Ultimate X: The Movie Reviews

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July 31, 2008
Uses the IMAX screen to showcase sports rather than talking heads, and the result is 40 minutes crammed with high-energy acrobatics.
June 24, 2006
[A] spectacular extreme sports extravaganza.
June 4, 2005
The competitors are clearly unhinged, but they put on a hell of a show.
May 27, 2005
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.
January 5, 2005
If you think that "ESPN's Ultimate X" is a motor oil, then you need to see this movie, dude.
February 14, 2003
If you're an extreme sports fan, this is probably a must own DVD.
November 6, 2002
The film contains so much eye-popping footage that even viewers who have never seen the X Games can't help but be fascinated.
October 15, 2002
A love letter for fans of the sport, and for the uninitiated earth-bound, a peek into a strange new sports world spinning with adrenaline.
August 23, 2002
It briefly flirts with player masochism, but the point of real interest -- audience sadism -- is evaded completely.
July 26, 2002
It's a dizzyingly entertaining thrill-ride, complete with a pleasantly surprising amount of humor and self-parody.
July 20, 2002
Writer/director Bruce Hendricks subtracts from the experience by crafting a corporate propaganda film posing as a documentary.
July 16, 2002
Even if you can't tell Tony Hawk from Bob Burnquist, you'll still get a rush out of this documentary about the world of extreme sports.
June 30, 2002
The result is that the skill and determination, not to mention bravery or lunacy, of the extreme sportsmen (and women) is shown on a strikingly grand scale.
June 29, 2002
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.
June 28, 2002
The most enjoyable 40 minutes I've ever spent watching a large-format, IMAX-type movie.
June 17, 2002
Ultimate X smoothes out the rough edges of Evel [Kneivel]'s bad boy tradition and delivers a film that keeps mom and dad in on the cool -- Disney with a little flava.
June 17, 2002
At 40 minutes, it's brief but keeps firmly to its action remit.
June 13, 2002
For every articulate player, such as skateboarder Tony Hawk or BMX rider Mat Hoffman, are about a half dozen young Turks angling to see how many times they can work the words "radical" or "suck" into a sentence.
June 7, 2002
A thrill ride blown up to gigantic mind-blowing proportions; played out over a booming rock 'n roll soundtrack.
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