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Ultimate X: The Movie Reviews

June 24, 2006
[A] spectacular extreme sports extravaganza.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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
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
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.
May 14, 2002
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 11, 2002
Ultimate X is a ride, basically the kind of greatest-hits reel that might come with a subscription to ESPN the Magazine.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 11, 2002
Most of Ultimate X is comprised of truly exhilarating footage of men -- and one woman -- pushing their bodies and their nerve to the edge.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 10, 2002
Instead of a balanced film that explains the zeitgeist that is the X Games, we get a cinematic postcard that's superficial and unrealized.
May 10, 2002
These self-styled athletes have banged their brains into the ground so frequently and furiously, their capacity to explain themselves has gone the same way as their natural instinct for self-preservation.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 10, 2002
For a film about action, Ultimate X is the gabbiest giant-screen movie ever, bogging down in a barrage of hype.
Read More | Original Score: C-
May 10, 2002
Provides a satisfactory overview of the bizarre world of extreme athletes as several daredevils express their own views.
May 9, 2002
Transcends its agenda to deliver awe-inspiring, at times sublime, visuals and offer a fascinating glimpse into the subculture of extreme athletes whose derring-do puts the X into the games.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 9, 2002
Great fun both for sports aficionados and for ordinary louts whose idea of exercise is climbing the steps of a stadium-seat megaplex.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 9, 2002
There's lots of cool stuff packed into ESPN's Ultimate X.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 9, 2002
Rad fun for sports fans and sedentary folks alike.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4