Ultimate X: The Movie
Ultimate X: The Movie (2002)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: May 10, 2002
DVD Release Date: February 4, 2003
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Taking full advantage of the large IMAX screen, Ultimate X is a thrill ride for extreme sports junkies and novices alike.

Derek Adams
Time Out

[A] spectacular extreme sports extravaganza.

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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune

Writer/director Bruce Hendricks subtracts from the experience by crafting a corporate propaganda film posing as a documentary.

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Uses the IMAX screen to showcase sports rather than talking heads, and the result is 40 minutes crammed with high-energy acrobatics.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

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.

Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly

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.

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Empire Magazine

The competitors are clearly unhinged, but they put on a hell of a show.

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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The film contains so much eye-popping footage that even viewers who have never seen the X Games can't help but be fascinated.

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Ed Halter
Village Voice

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.

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Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)

If you think that "ESPN's Ultimate X" is a motor oil, then you need to see this movie, dude.

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