Death Race 2000
Death Race 2000 (1975)

Cult hero Paul Bartel directed this low-budget satire in which America's passion for cars, violence, and sporting events are finally brought together in one convenient package. In the not-so-distant future, the United States has become… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 1, 1975
DVD Release Date: July 13, 2010
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Death Race 2000 is a fun, campy classic, drawing genuine thrills from its mindless ultra-violence.

Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly

Behold the power of cheese!

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Time Out

Overall the movie isn't as synchromeshed as it might be; the rivalry between champions Carradine and Stallone isn't very interesting, and some of the gags aren't sick or funny enough. But it's a great audience film.

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Scott Weinberg

A goofy piece of over-the-top mayhem with half a brain.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The story, about a road race in the not-too-distant future for which the drivers are given points for running down pedestrians, becomes an elaborate and telling fantasy about our peculiar popular entertainments. Fine work carved from minimal materials.

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New York Times

In the end, it reveals itself to have nothing to say beyond the superficial about government or rebellion. And in the absence of such a statement, it becomes what it seems to have mocked -- a spectacle glorifying the car is an instrument of violence.

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R. L. Shaffer

A terrifically entertaining movie, and a sharp, funny social commentary from start to finish.

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Script, from an Ib Melchior story, makes its satirical points economically, and director Paul Bartel keeps the film moving quickly.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A movie that has a little bit of everything, and it's easily the best version of itself that could possibly be put together.

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Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton
Dread Central

Roger Corman is the master of doing a lot with a little, and Death Race 2000 is but one shining example of the filmmaker's know-how.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
Mr. President: The drivers are ready, the world is watching. Once more, I give you what you want. "A Cross Country Road Wreck!" Death Race 2000 is… More
JY Skacto
Paul Bartel's <i>Death Race 2000</i> is everything it is cracked up to be.<p>Behind all the gratuitous violence, dark humor, attractive… More
Spencer S.
This is the pinnacle of Roger Corman's exploitative, bombastic serial films and of them all, this is for sure the most entertaining. Corman made his money… More
Aj V
One of my favourite sci-fi action movies of the 70s! It's a Corman produced picture, and has a good cast. It's also a futuristic comedy, which makes… More
Alex roy
Death Race 2000 is a fun action film that has a good cast and a very good premise. This is a fun, thrilling action film with hints of dark humor and plenty of… More
Martin Sahlin