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  • 50
    Boston Globe

    In the end, promotion, as good as it may be, doesn't make for a real documentary. Faster is a kind of bone-crushing fun, but there's little drama and certainly no insight. show more

  • 90
    Film Threat

    The photography alone would make this a worthwhile effort, but the drama that unfolds over the two years on tour is equally involving and framed by the interviews with former champions. show more

  • 50
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    The straight dope for speed junkies and fans of the art of flinging one’s well-padded frame through the contortions enabled only by disastrously catapulting oneself off a slippery asphalt track at speeds even Dale Earnhardt would have dismissed as lunacy. show more

  • 50
    Sean Axmaker Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    A jargon-filled documentary less interested in culture and history than mechanics, machinery and the rush of speed. show more

  • 80
    Scott Foundas Variety

    An often thrilling, always compelling intro to the sport. show more

  • 70
    Ron Stringer L.A. Weekly

    An awesome introduction to the sport and the outspoken personalities -- riders, mechanics, engineers, lorry drivers, commentators, fans and girlfriends -- who support it. show more

  • 70
    Los Angeles Times

    Neale's cameras and broadcast footage of various races place the audience in a position to experience the participants' need to go faster. show more

  • 50
    Reece Pendleton Chicago Reader

    Those craving more visceral kicks will be gratified by the endless crash sequences, but despite the perverse thrill of seeing guys fly off their motorcycles at 150 miles per hour, the crack-ups wear thin after the first hour. show more

  • 20
    Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post

    A loud, choppily edited and surprisingly unengaging portrait of speed demons. show more

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