X Games 3D: The Movie
X Games 3D: The Movie (2009)

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,… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 21, 2009
DVD Release Date: January 12, 2010
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Consensus: Though fans of the event will likely enjoy X-Games 3D: The Movie, most will find it a poorly put together, skin deep, extended advertisement for the extreme sports competition.

Drew Toal
Time Out

Such dime-store philosophy, coupled with the running commentary from the Games' heinously Spicoli-esque announcers, ruins an otherwise gripping, in-your-face experience.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

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.

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Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

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.

Adam Markovitz
Entertainment Weekly

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.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

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.

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Andrew Wright
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

A slick, fawning, shamelessly commercial puff piece that occasionally hits on an eye-popping image and just goes sick.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Unfocused and underwhelming, X Games 3D is most notable as a missed opportunity.

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Robert Abele
Chicago Tribune

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.

Gary Wolcott
Tri-City Herald

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.

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