• Death Race (2008)

Death Race

Release Date: August 22nd, 2008

DVD Release Date: December 21st, 2008

R |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Ian McShane, Joan Allen, Natalie Martinez, Max Ryan, Jason Clarke, Frederick Koehler

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson

Genres: Action , Thriller

Production Co: CW Productions, Impact Pictures

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: 2000s, Prison, Competition, Underdog, Tense, Quest, Dark, Escape, Car

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune

    Nothing in director Paul W.S. Anderson's schlock drawer--prepares you for the peppy, good-time nastiness that is Death Race. show more

  • 75
    Kyle SmithNew York Post

    Statham is an essential tough guy, what the Brits call "well'ard," as self-assured as Lee Marvin. show more

  • 40
    The Hollywood Reporter

    The best you can say about the movie is that it isn't boring. It's fast-paced, but it isn't really well made. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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