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Two siblings find themselves competing on and off the racetrack in this action-packed drama. K.C. Carlyle (Steve Howey) and his kid brother, Trip (Mike Vogel), are both racers in the rough and tumble world of supercross, a revved-up variation on motocross racing in which specially modified motorcycle negotiate specially built dirt tracks that send riders through tricky twists and turns, over rough terrain, and off high-flying jumps. Both are talented racers, but K.C. has a wilder and more reckless approach, while Trip follows a more cautious path. A more profound difference between them arises… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 6%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"You could see the same thing for free -- with higher production values and snappier dialogue -- watching X Games coverage on ESPN."
‑ Christy Lemire, Associated Press
"Director Steve Boyum, a former motocross driver, hacks his racing footage to incomprehensible pieces and, from the looks of the meager, jumpy narrative, did the same to the script."
‑ Matt Singer, Village Voice
"If you love Kawasakis, Hondas, and Yamahas, and don't mind tin-eared writing, get down to the multiplex."
‑ Bill Gallo, New Times
"It's a bizarre, contradictory mess, a lousy promotion for a sport still unknown to many Americans"
‑ Christopher Borrelli, Toledo Blade
"Mercifully, it's a mad dash to the final finish line."
‑ Harry Haun, Film Journal International
"Like the drive-in classics of Roger Corman and Samuel Z. Arkoff, this develops the principal characters and conflicts with just enough depth and keeps the narrative moving at a brisk pace."
‑ Joshua Katzman, Chicago Reader
"The writing is abysmal, the acting wouldn't pass muster in a high school play, and the direction by erstwhile stuntman Steve Boyum (Timecop: The Berlin Decision) is positively sleep-inducing between cycle jumps."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"That's right, it's time for yet another entry in that most-dreaded of genres: The XXXTREME Sports Movie."
‑ Michael Hastings, Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
"Finally, we get Supercross: The Movie, which basically fills in the holes Supercross: The Novel left behind."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"This action-packed dirt bike adventure is way too formulaic for even the dopiest of dopes."
‑ Chelsea Bain, Boston Herald
"Only the most devoted MX fetishists could like the film, because it doesn't offer a scrap of nourishment for the uninitiated."
‑ Scott Tobias, AV Club
"An example of how too much of anything will get annoying -- including VVRRRROOOOOOOMMM and flying bikes."
‑ John Anderson, Newsday
"It might hold some appeal if you're as teenager with a thing for dirt bikes."
‑ Richard Luck, Film4
"As a fetishized appropriation of the extreme sport of Supercross motorcycle racing, for a story about two different-but-similar racing brothers, "Supercross" succeeds in combining fast action with slow burn emotional fuses."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"The cinematography has the cheap, washed-out look of old home movies, but director Steve Boyum provides some exciting race footage to pass the time."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
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