Dust to Glory
Dust to Glory (2005)

Documentary filmmaker Dana Brown, who created a visually striking look at the world of surfing in 2003's Step Into Liquid, hits dry land running in this portrait of the world of off-road racing. The Baja 1000 is one of the world's… More

Directed By:
Rated: PG
Running Time:
Release Date: April 1, 2005
DVD Release Date: August 23, 2005
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Available Online

Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Amazing footage from the Baja off-road race will give viewers an adrenaline rush.

Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Contestants have 32 hours to finish the race, and unless off-road racing is your thing, Dust to Glory can sometimes feel like it lasts about that long.

Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

I can't say Dust to Glory... qualifies as a great documentary, but it chronicles an event that speaks to the raw instinct to face a challenge and conquer it.

Cole Smithey

"Dust To Glory" is a satisfying thrill ride that allows the viewer to experience the raw excitement of a race that few people have the stones or mental wherewithal to participate in.

Full review…
Peter Debruge
Miami Herald


Full review…
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Brown does a very good job of getting across the daredevil thrill of it all.

Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

Brown lays the sentimentality on so much that it almost brings the whole production down. Luckily there's lots of tremendous shots and a solid story to keep it going.

Full review…
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

As with Step into Liquid, Brown proves in Dust to Glory that the thrill of high-speed racing can be shared by fans and non-fans alike.

Full review…
Michael Senft
Arizona Republic

The race becomes a metaphor for life, in which finishing builds camaraderie and victory is not the ultimate goal.

Full review…
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

One needn't be an auto racing fan to appreciate the athletes depicted in Dana Brown's intriguing documentary about the Baja 1000 off-road race.

More reviews for Dust to Glory