Death Race
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The Transporter star Jason Statham takes the wheel in director Paul W.S. Anderson's remake of the Roger Corman classic about a hyper-violent cross-country race that breaks all of the traditional rules of the road. The time is the not-so-distant future, and as America's prisons begin overflowing with violent criminals, the powers that be devise a grisly game that will free up space in the cells and entertain the masses at the same time. Jensen Ames (Statham) is a three-time speedway champion with a dark past. A survival expert and ex-con whose sordid history comes back to haunt him when… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's brainless fun, but while Anderson's brilliant staging of the flesh-ripping stunts surpasses Bartel's cheap thrills, this update lacks the sardonic wit and satirical bite of the Corman-produced version."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"Death Race is cartoonishly brutal and pleasantly disreputable."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek,
"Violent action remake races to a high body count."
‑ James Rocchi, Common Sense Media
"Lean on substance, but bustling with excitement; Death Race is entertainment in its most primitive form."
‑ Anders Wotzke, Moviedex
"pos tha itan to Pimp My Ride an to analambanan isobites sosiopatheis, toytestin apolaystika sadistiko kai afrena adrenaliniko"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"Let Death Race serve as a warning, or maybe an inspiration, to any TV producer who says she'd kill for high ratings: Why not stage a pay-per-view car race in which prisoners compete to stay alive on the course?"
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"Statham's films never promise to be something they're not or offer something they don't provide. Death Race is not an exception."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"The most epically loaded triple-cheeseburger action film since "Con Air." Driving-team maven Spiro Razatos handles second-unit duty, and flings gas, sweat and oil at the screen with the hard-cornered glee of having real Hot Wheels with which to play."
‑ Nick Rogers,
"usporedba originala i remakea %u0107e dati jasnu prevagu starijem film"
‑ Dragan Antulov,
"While the premise creates plenty of entertaining opportunities for violence and destruction, how much better could this have been as a true "cannonball run" coast-to-coast..?"
‑ Kevin A. Ranson,
"The combination of good actors and terrible dialogue might have allowed the film a chance at minor cult status, if it weren't for the frustratingly inept action sequences."
‑ Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
"Of all the Z-movies in the Roger Corman catalog, they had to remake Death Race 2000."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"This is both a bad film and a bad influence, and on many levels. Still, for all of its brainlessness, it somehow manages a train-wreck hold on attention."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"...sets itself apart from its campy predecessor right from the get go."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"An orgasmic mix of on-road mayhem that plays at 1000 miles per hour! Marvel in some terrifically-choreographed stunt"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
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