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      Shifting Gears

      Released Mar 23, 2018 1h 42m Comedy Action TRAILER for Shifting Gears: Trailer 1 List Shifting Gears: Trailer 1 Shifting Gears: Trailer 1 1:55 View more videos
      Reviews 94% Audience Score 50+ Ratings Hard-working underdogs must participate in -- and win -- a big dirt car race to defeat their dastardly nemesis and save their beloved auto shop. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Gary Goldstein Los Angeles Times Dirt track racing may have its fans, but in "Shifting Gears" it doesn't prove a particularly exciting arena around which to build a heartland-friendly family comedy. Mar 22, 2018 Full Review Renee Schonfeld Common Sense Media Predictable racing dramedy explores father-son relationships Rated: 2/5 Apr 10, 2018 Full Review Alan Ng Film Threat The best thing I can say about Shifting Gears is that's its an incredibly mediocre and unoriginal film...with solid performances all around, Shifting Gears pushes itself barely passed the recommendation line. Rated: 3/5 Mar 26, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Hit and miss acting, but all around great movie. Heart warming and fun! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Loved the film from beginning to end. The story line was relatable to what a lot of people are going through in the job market these days. I wanted the family to succeed in their struggles, which were plentiful. Great laughs throughout, it was a witty humor with some fully belly laughs. There were several scenes that made me tear up, highly relatable to the struggles of modern day life of having to pick up and start over, and then having to do it again. I left with hope and happiness for the characters. Great flick for the whole family!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member It was great to see a movie that had an absolutely "G" rated script tell a wonderful story with a good message. It was well written, well acted, and well "put together". Loved it!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member "Shifting Gears" is a fun, family-friendly, and touching film. Terrific cast. Adam Hicks shined as the youngest Williamson, the sincere, loveable teenager whose relationship with his father Tom drives much of the story. R. Keith Harris's performance is enjoyable whether he is provoking tears or laughter. C. Thomas Howell offered timely comedic moments while John Ratzenberger was a convincing nemesis, quite the opposite of gentle, fun-loving Cliff. Emmet Walsh was perfect for the Cheerwine-soaked-snuff-spitting bench-sitting man of mystery, and Brooke Langton was just right for the role of Carol, Tom's wife, bringing wisdom and warmth, keeping us, and her husband, grounded. The car racing scenes were authentic, if a bit too sparse. The engine sounds could have been amplified a bit more. Occasionally, serious material was treated with a bit of comedic effect that came across as out of place, as with the "Eat My Dust," "Kiss My Grits" verbal father-son sparing, a critical moment in their relationship that called for something a bit less silly-sounding. All in all, though, an enjoyable, feel good movie for everyone. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member This is a great family film that deals with the challenges of pride, neglect and a father's desire to do the very best for his family. This is a must-see? movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Great family movie with a positive message. Living in NC, I found it very authentic to both the area and temperament of people living in this space. Everybody loves a racing moving and the location and actors were incredible tools to tell this interesting story. Great job. I wish that more movies had inspirational themes and were as interesting to watch. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Hard-working underdogs must participate in -- and win -- a big dirt car race to defeat their dastardly nemesis and save their beloved auto shop.
      Director
      Jason Winn
      Producer
      R. Keith Harris, Matthew R. Zboyovski
      Screenwriter
      R. Keith Harris
      Distributor
      Freestyle Digital Media
      Production Co
      Alderman Company, Magnified Productions
      Genre
      Comedy, Action
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 23, 2018, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 23, 2018
      Runtime
      1h 42m
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