75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Nothing in director Paul W.S. Anderson's schlock drawer--prepares you for the peppy, good-time nastiness that is Death Race.
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75

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Statham is an essential tough guy, what the Brits call "well'ard," as self-assured as Lee Marvin.
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75

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
It honestly delivers the goods without all the preachy moralizing about violent entertainment and cultural ruin.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Soft sexual and racial jabs replace the more daring political commentary of the original, a crude classic from the Roger Corman factory.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Stephen Cole
Death Race is our unshaven Brit hero's inevitable comeuppance: The Prison Job.
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63

Boston Globe

Smartly, Anderson makes some eclectic casting choices that keep the story from feeling as though it's populated by video-game characters.
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
This movie is about mayhem on wheels, tough guys viewers can root for, and villains whose comeuppances audiences crave. That's what Death Race is all about and, for what it is, it does a solid job.
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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.
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30

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Well, you've got to say this for Death Race: It knows what it is and doesn't apologize for it. What it is, incidentally, is junk.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
An ill-advised and severely wussified remake.
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43 out of 100
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