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  • Summary: An all out action-adventure documenting the most notorious and dangerous race in the world, the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. (IFC Films)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. 100
    Absolutely exhilarating...Pound for pound, it's more kinetically thrilling than anything Hollywood has produced in years, not least of all because it's real.
  2. 80
    Like his father, Brown inserts himself into the action via folksy narration. His husky, laid-back voice sounds something like Kevin Costner, lending a regular-guy aura to the reverential treatment he affords his subject.
  3. 75
    If there's one thing missing above all else from today's action movies, it's the lost art of the car chase.
  4. 60
    Brown probably captures enough to satisfy hardcore enthusiasts, but everyone else might end up wondering why he ignored the glory for the dust.
  5. 58
    The single most impressive thing about the film, in fact, is the taste that this shotgun technique gives of the mass simultaneity of the race.
  6. But where there is a natural poetry of motion in surfing movies, off-road racing is a herky-jerky pastime whose ­appeal is hard to fathom. I guess you had to be there.
  7. 20
    The movie is monotonous, storyless, and at under 100 minutes, interminable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. RobertC
    Feb 28, 2007
    The best of the best. Nothing can top the movie/doc.
  2. StuM.
    Jan 6, 2007
    After reading many of the professional reviews, I felt I just chime in. It may in fact be difficult for someone who has never Off Roaded, Dirt Biked, or rode a 4 Wheeler to connect with this movie the way it was intended. But if you have ever done any of these things, WOW, you are going to love it. They have captured the heart pounding struggle, including each small victory as well as defeats and relayed that to us. That three way fight between you, machine, and of course nature. It is a fight each person fights alone, inside them, but with the support of team mates and the competition as well. I couldn't help being emotional watching the action paired with the pounding soundtrack and excellent narration. Gripping! Expand
  3. PhilM.
    May 29, 2006
    I did the '78 and '81 Baja 1000 and it brought a lot of memories back. It's about as well done as anything I can imagine. Capturing the true essence of that race on film is near impossible--but Dana did a helluva job!. Expand
  4. JP.
    Jul 5, 2007
    Fantastic action scenes tainted by cliched narration and bombastic music. All in all an exciting look at a crazy event. The footage included as an extra is excellent, including scenes from one motorcycle-mounted cameraman who breaks his hand and continues to ride a brutal trail. Expand

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