Ultimate X: The Movie
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In August, 2001, the Summer X Games came to the city of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and some of the world's greatest extreme athletes arrived to show off their skills in motocross, BMX, skateboarding, street luge, and many other events. Ultimate X is a documentary (produced by the ESPN cable network) which collects exciting highlights from the X Games competition, with Buckey Laskek, Bob Burnquist, Dave Mirra, T.J. Lavin, Brian Deegan, and many others giving their all to prove who's the best. The film also includes a cutting edge soundtrack, featuring music from… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[A] spectacular extreme sports extravaganza."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"Writer/director Bruce Hendricks subtracts from the experience by crafting a corporate propaganda film posing as a documentary."
‑ Robert K. Elder, Chicago Tribune
"Uses the IMAX screen to showcase sports rather than talking heads, and the result is 40 minutes crammed with high-energy acrobatics."
‑ , Film4
"If you're an extreme sports fan, this is probably a must own DVD."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"It's a dizzyingly entertaining thrill-ride, complete with a pleasantly surprising amount of humor and self-parody."
‑ Audrey Rock-Richardson, Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
"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."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"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."
‑ Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly
"The competitors are clearly unhinged, but they put on a hell of a show."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"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."
‑ Margaret A. McGurk, Cincinnati Enquirer
"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."
‑ , E! Online
"The film contains so much eye-popping footage that even viewers who have never seen the X Games can't help but be fascinated."
‑ Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"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."
‑ Ed Halter, Village Voice
"If you think that "ESPN's Ultimate X" is a motor oil, then you need to see this movie, dude."
‑ Linda Cook, KWQC-TV (Iowa)
"It briefly flirts with player masochism, but the point of real interest -- audience sadism -- is evaded completely."
‑ Mark Palermo, Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
"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."
‑ , FilmFour.com
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