X Games 3D: The Movie
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Steve Lawrence's documentary traces the lives of many athletes competing at the annual X Games. Using state-of-the-art 3-D technology, the filmmakers put the viewer right alongside such celebrated athletes as snowboarder Shaun White, Travis Pastrana, and Danny Way as they show off their world-renowned skills. In addition to all the in-your-face action, the athletes offer a glimpse into their personal lives -- explaining what motivates their drive to compete. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
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"Such dime-store philosophy, coupled with the running commentary from the Games' heinously Spicoli-esque announcers, ruins an otherwise gripping, in-your-face experience."
‑ Drew Toal, Time Out New York
"This feature is X-treme only in its multidimensional dullness, which is compounded by interviews in which the interchangeable thrillbots discuss themselves and each other with an immense lack of insight."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"You might enjoy this oddball ESPN documentary about extreme sports including skateboarding, motorcycling and motocross. Mostly, I think, it's aimed at kids and/or extreme sports enthusiasts."
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"A dirt bike motorcycle enthusiast as well as a 3D aficionado, I had a great time overall, despite the film's imperfections."
‑ Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card
"Sports documentary is full of sights -- and salesmanship."
‑ James Rocchi, Common Sense Media
"Aside from unrevealing sit-downs with a few key players, X-Games 3D: The Movie is mostly an overlong demo reel of increasingly gutsy tricks."
‑ Adam Markovitz, Entertainment Weekly
"This is more a highlights reel than a movie, but there's not a film out there that can top the drama of Danny Way jumping the Great Wall of China by skateboard -- with a broken ankle."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"A slick, fawning, shamelessly commercial puff piece that occasionally hits on an eye-popping image and just goes sick."
‑ Andrew Wright, The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
"There's some jaw dropping eye candy in 'X Games 3D: The Movie,' but there are also wasted opportunities."
‑ Dan Lybarger, eFilmCritic.com
"Be aware that the action is so extreme it verges on being a sports snuff film."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Unfocused and underwhelming, X Games 3D is most notable as a missed opportunity."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Although the competitions are undoubtedly impressive achievements in the daredevil arts, as a record of what these mentally tough participants do, it too often feels like a warmed-over energy drink."
‑ Robert Abele, Chicago Tribune
"The highlight is a contest of wills between three contestants of the extreme skateboarding of the Slam event. It is heavy drama worth the price of the ticket."
‑ Gary Wolcott, Tri-City Herald
"Has stunning 3D visuals which briefly provide a rush of adrenaline, but it often feels too dull while lacking insight and suspense as well as palpable excitement."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"Parental Content Review"
‑ Jim Judy, Screen It!
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