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Death Race

Death Race
  • 2008
  • US
  • 104 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paul W S Anderson
  • Cast: Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Tyrese Gibson, Ian McShane, Natalie Martinez
  • Website: www.deathracemovie.net

Rehashed elements from Roger Corman's 70s 'Death Race 2000' with Statham as Jensen Ames, who is forced by prison warden Hennessey (Allen) to take part in a three stage Death Race on pay-per-view television. The chase sequences are satisfying and Allen clearly enjoys some action-movie slumming, director Anderson's reboot is predictably stripped of the anarchic humour and political sideswipes of the original.

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Death Race

18 Sep 20083 stars

After a long gestation as a big budget vehicle for Tom Cruise, Paul W Anderson’s rehash of elements from Roger Corman’s 70s cheapie Death Race 2000 finally rolls into theatres to be met with suitably lowered expectations. It’s hard to cheapen the memory…

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