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Death Race

Overview


Genre :

Action, Thriller, Sci-Fi

Release Date :

August 22, 2008

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Paul W.S. Anderson

Starring :

Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Natalie Martinez, Ian McShane, Joan Allen, Jacob Vargas, Robert LaSardo, Max Ryan, Jason Clarke

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

2.5 of 4

“..This is The Fast and the Furious or Speed Racer on steroids..”
by James Berardinelli [Reelviews]
2 of 4

“..relentless and soulless..”
by David Hiltbrand [Philadelphia Inquirer]
1.5 of 5

“..junk..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [NY Daily News]
Review rate : C+

“..It's the perfect end-of-summer film..”
by Keith Phipps [Onion AV Club]
Review rate : B-

“..grim, humorless, relentlessly violent demolition..”
by William Arnold [Seattle Post Intelligencer]
3 of 4

“..delivers the goods without all the preachy moralizing about violent entertainment and cultural ruin..”
by Ken Fox [TV Guide]
“..delectable bit of B-movie savagery..”
by Nathan Lee [NY Times]
3 of 4

“..crackling entertainment..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]
“..bloody and violent..”
by Peter Hartlaub [San Francisco Chronicle]
2.5 of 4

“..as brutal as a punch in the face..”
by Stephen Cole [Globe and Mail]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Kyle Smith [New York Post]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Tom Russo [Boston Globe]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Mark Rahner [Seattle Times]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
1 of 5
Reviewed by Sean O'Connell [Filmcritic.com]

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THE INTRUDERS :

“..this is one of those movies that's not very good but not so offensively bad that I regret ever seeing it. No doubt, it's also something I probably won't remember in a week..”
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FOCUS :

“..like a counterfeit handbag: It looks great but falls apart when you reach into it..”
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