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Based on 18 Reviews
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  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Doesn't quite overcome its shameless self-promotion, but the film will satisfy the Lynyrd Skynyrd set while providing a decent explanation to those who are baffled by the sport's popularity. show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    In just three months, Wincer has gone from one of the worst IMAX movies ever (The Young Black Stallion) to one of the best. This time, and in all ways, he has more horsepower. show more

  • 63
    Philadelphia Inquirer

    If the words "Gentlemen, start your engines" set your heart pounding, this is the Imax experience for you. show more

  • 88
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    If you're at all curious about what it feels like to be inside a race car going 200 miles per hour at Daytona International Speedway, I don't think there's a better, quicker or safer way to find out than Simon Wincer's documentary. show more

  • 80
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    The movie makes an excellent primer about the world of stock car racing for fans and nonfans alike. In 48 fast minutes, the Simon Wincer-directed film gives you a genuine sense of this particular sport, its rigorous demands and the fan base that supports it with such wildly enthusiastic devotion. show more

  • 75
    Janice Page Boston Globe

    It is at least an "experience" that has to be labeled exhilarating. show more

  • 50
    Chicago Tribune

    True fans (i.e., the people who are most likely to buy tickets) probably know a lot of this stuff already, and they might be disappointed by the lack of drama and the brevity of 3-D racing action. show more

  • 50
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    First a bit about the movie, which really isn't one -- more like a 48-minute press release promoting the glories of NASCAR. show more

  • 25
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    It's hard to imagine hardened New Yorkers actually paying to see this totally uncritical, gee-whiz celebration of stock car racing, its fans and its history, breathlessly narrated by Kiefer Sutherland and perfunctorily directed by Simon Wincer. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Makes you wish consumer automobiles were built to NASCAR safety standards. show more

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