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Ultimate X: The Movie Reviews

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Film4
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.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
[A] spectacular extreme sports extravaganza.

Empire Magazine
June 4, 2005
The competitors are clearly unhinged, but they put on a hell of a show.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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.
| Original Score: 4/5
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
January 5, 2005
If you think that "ESPN's Ultimate X" is a motor oil, then you need to see this movie, dude.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
February 14, 2003
If you're an extreme sports fan, this is probably a must own DVD.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
August 23, 2002
It briefly flirts with player masochism, but the point of real interest -- audience sadism -- is evaded completely.
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Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
July 26, 2002
It's a dizzyingly entertaining thrill-ride, complete with a pleasantly surprising amount of humor and self-parody.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
July 20, 2002
Writer/director Bruce Hendricks subtracts from the experience by crafting a corporate propaganda film posing as a documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

E! Online
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A-

FilmFour.com
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.
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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
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.
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
June 28, 2002
The most enjoyable 40 minutes I've ever spent watching a large-format, IMAX-type movie.
Herb Lash
Big Movie Zone
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.
Laura Bushell
BBC.com
June 17, 2002
At 40 minutes, it's brief but keeps firmly to its action remit.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
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.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
June 7, 2002
A thrill ride blown up to gigantic mind-blowing proportions; played out over a booming rock 'n roll soundtrack.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
June 1, 2002
Devotees seem more interested in mayhem than competition. Perhaps that's why the filmmakers save their money shots for a closing montage of painful wipe-outs and crashes.
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