Death Race

Get ready for a killer ride


Death Race
Set in 2012, after the prisons in the US have all been privatised. To survive financially, they broadcast live entertainment on the Internet. One prison has car races, where you walk free after five wins. Losers lose by getting killed in the race. The prison boss frames a top driver and he ends up in her prison, where she persuades him to take part in just one race for his freedom, or spend the rest of his life in jail. This sets the scene for a non-stop high action race... to the death.

104 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence).
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller.

Showtimes

Just one more lap to go...
Just one more lap to go...

Credits

Cast
Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Ian McShane, Tyrese Gibson, Natalie Martinez, Max Ryan, Jacob Vargas, Jason Clarke
Director
Paul W.S. Anderson
ScreenplayPaul W.S. Anderson, based on the 1975 screenplay by Robert Thorn, Charles B. Griffith, based on the story by Ib Melchior
MusicPaul Haslinger
CinematographyScott Kevan
EditingNiven Howie
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2008
Produced byCruise/Wagner Productions, H2S2 Filproduktionsgeselsschaft, Impact Pictures, Relativity Media

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAction
LanguageStrong, frequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceStrong, frequent
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsIntense realistic violence and dangerous driving stunts if imitated.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
5
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
2
Smoking
3
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
2
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
5
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Helen Herimbi
10
Die Burger
Francois Bloemhof
5
iAfrica.com
Donna Cooper
5
The Citizen
Peter Feldman
8
24.com
Ivan Sadler
5
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconAn assault on all the senses, including common. Walking out, I had the impression I had just seen the video game and was still waiting for the movie.
3
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconThis is The Fast and the Furious or Speed Racer on steroids, although it is more about violence and gore than cars.
13
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconHad Anderson and company pressed the tongue-in-cheek pedal firmly to the satirical metal, this might have been a goofy and enjoyable, if ultra-violent offering. As it stands, and despite all of the action, fists, gunfire, explosions and more, Death Race ends up just driving in circles, constantly banging into the uninspired barriers of mediocrity before crashing in a heap of bad filmmaking.
7
Metacritic.com
24 critics
9
Rottentomatoes critics
130 critics
10
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconMindless, violent, and lightning-paced, Death Race is little more than an empty action romp.
8

What the People say

Internet
11276 Netizens quote iconNot Bad At All!
14

Average .. 40%

8

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