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      Death Race

      R Released Aug 22, 2008 1h 45m Action Mystery & Thriller List
      41% Tomatometer 157 Reviews 60% Audience Score 100,000+ Ratings Framed for a murder he did not commit, three-time speedway champ Jensen Ames (Jason Statham) finds himself at Terminal Island, the country's toughest prison, but he gets an unexpected chance at freedom when the warden offers a choice: Compete in the Death Race as a mythical driver called Frankenstein, or rot in a cell forever. Riding in a car equipped with flamethrowers and grenade launchers, Ames must survive a gauntlet of vicious criminals to win his freedom -- or die trying. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Mindless, violent, and lightning-paced, Death Race is little more than an empty action romp.

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      Joshua Rothkopf Time Out Rated: 3/5 Nov 17, 2011 Full Review Jim Schembri The Age (Australia) A must-see for petrolheads and cineastes alike. Rated: 3/5 Nov 7, 2008 Full Review St. Louis Post-Dispatch Rated: C- Oct 18, 2008 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins A heavy focus on visuals can't overcome an extremely predictable storyline. Rated: 5/10 Nov 28, 2020 Full Review Nikhat Kazmi The Times of India Gritty action, good-enough drama, Death Race keeps the fun vrooming. Feb 28, 2020 Full Review Marcianne Miller Bold Life (Hendersonville, NC) Death Race was so relentlessly sadistic, so grim, so basically without any redeeming human value that even a race fan like me ended up being turned off by the so-called "ultimate in auto carnage." Aug 26, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Hargie M A high-octane thrill ride that delivers exactly what it promises – fast cars, explosive action, and zero subtlety. With Jason Statham at the wheel, the film barrels through its plot like a runaway train, leaving logic and character development in the dust. It's a guilty pleasure for adrenaline junkies, but anyone looking for depth or nuance should steer clear of this crash course in mindless entertainment. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 04/11/24 Full Review Katrine W OK movie, Basic plot and they tell and don't show the audience what's happening. Best thing was Jason Statham. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/25/23 Full Review Connor A This is a good film. There's plenty of action and entertainment, the races are fun to watch and the deaths are creative and brutal. The plot is basic and the ending is abit weak and cheesy but it's a dumb, fun action film and it knows it. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review KEVIN C Modern day remake of the Roger Corman production sees Jason Statham sent to prison to participate in the money making Death Race for the prison and its diabolical warden. This is kind of fun if you're to believe there's a state of the art track enhanced with weaponry in a prison. Statham doesn't have to be overly physical in this as his action is more driving than his usual hand to hand combat. Overall it's a pretty fun B movie, where it's not that important to make sense. Mindless frivolity. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Dick C This good motion picture, Death Race, 2008 film is based on the Racer, by a late Danish-American novelist, Ib Jørgen Melchior...and also a re-make of a film at 2000 with the same name...It's directed by a famous English, Paul W. S. Anderson with co-writer as well as producer with strong casting, Joan Allen as the villain actress and also Jason Clarke as the bad guy, with Tyrese Gibson and Ian McShane, of course, Jason Statham... Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Crazy over the top movie that brings good action and a fresh new style movie Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 12/12/22 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Framed for a murder he did not commit, three-time speedway champ Jensen Ames (Jason Statham) finds himself at Terminal Island, the country's toughest prison, but he gets an unexpected chance at freedom when the warden offers a choice: Compete in the Death Race as a mythical driver called Frankenstein, or rot in a cell forever. Riding in a car equipped with flamethrowers and grenade launchers, Ames must survive a gauntlet of vicious criminals to win his freedom -- or die trying.
      Director
      Paul W.S. Anderson
      Producer
      Paul W.S. Anderson, Jeremy Bolt, Paula Wagner
      Screenwriter
      Paul W.S. Anderson
      Distributor
      Universal Pictures
      Production Co
      Impact Pictures, CW Productions
      Rating
      R (Strong Violence|Language)
      Genre
      Action, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 22, 2008, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 15, 2012
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $36.1M
      Runtime
      1h 45m
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