NASCAR: The IMAX Experience
NASCAR: The IMAX Experience (2004)

Take the wheel for a hot lap with America's favorite spectator sport. Live the excitement of NASCAR racing and feel the roar as 750-horsepower stock cars are unleashed on the 60-foot-high IMAX Dome screen with 12,000 watts of digital… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 12, 2004
DVD Release Date: March 15, 2005
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Critic Score: 61% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A thrill ride for fans, but those looking for a deeper experience will be choking on exhaust.

Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

The movie makes an excellent primer about the world of stock car racing for fans and nonfans alike.

Erik Lundegaard
Seattle Times

Its rampant corporate sponsorship is messy and distracting, and the athleticism necessary to triumph is still less intriguing (perhaps because it's less visible) than the athleticism necessary to triumph in, say, baseball.

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Michael Dequina

A rather rote and superficial look at the NASCAR circuit.

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Janice Page
Boston Globe

NASCAR 3D will delight fans of auto racing.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

Doesn't quite overcome its shameless self-promotion, but the film will satisfy the Lynyrd Skynyrd set while providing a decent explanation to those who are baffled by the sport's popularity.

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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

It turns out that racing around an oval track offers surprisingly few opportunities to exploit 3D effectively.

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Sara Gebhardt
Washington Post

An interesting behind-the-scenes look at one of the world's most popular spectator sports.

Lou Lumenick
New York Post

A 45-minute glorified infomercial.

Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card

I wanted more time on the track, more passing, more actual racing. NASCAR (Stock car racing) implies "adrenaline rush" and I missed that in this otherwise solid documentary.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Sarah Prisbylla
It was an informative, behind-the-scenes look, but for someone who's not really a Nascar fan, it was ehh.