• Released
  • November 30, 2006
  • NR
  • Documentary
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Let It Ride looks good in a low-key way, and Giorgio Moroder's eclectic, funky mood-setting score is crucial in helping maintain tone as well as pace. [21 Aug 1989]
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Let It Ride has atmosphere, plus a good setting, appealing actors - and a bad script. [19 Aug 1989]
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50

Chicago Tribune

Let It Ride looks like it was vastly overshot and overwritten, then whittled down to something which resembles a movie but is really a long commercial for the joys of the racetrack. [22 Aug 1989]
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Joe Pytka does display an occasional nice touch with mood and atmosphere - at its infrequent best, the humor here is almost wry. But his editing is as jumpy as a mare in heat. [19 Aug 1989]
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50

Portland Oregonian

It's as beautifully acted throughout as it is photographed, and it has a quizzical tone somewhere between sociological documentary and farce. [22 Aug 1989]
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38

TV Guide

The major irritant is the hyperactive direction by Joe Pytka, a near-legendary helmer of TV commercials who films each scene as if it were the last, with everybody in the frame strenuously choreographed and overly busy.
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38

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
Pytka may know how to push fizzy water, but he certainly can't make a punch line sparkle. [21 Aug 1989]
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30

Washington Post

By Rita Kempley
Pytka's marginally successful at setting this gambler's fantasy against the Damon Runyonesque aspects of the horsy life.
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10

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
The movie is so witless and confused in tone that its seedy racetrack clientele only emerge as dim, inarticulate cartoons.
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33 out of 100
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