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  • Summary: This IMAX film transports fans into the driver's seat of America's most popular spectator sport.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. If you're at all curious about what it feels like to be inside a race car going 200 miles per hour at Daytona International Speedway, I don't think there's a better, quicker or safer way to find out than Simon Wincer's documentary.
  2. The movie makes an excellent primer about the world of stock car racing for fans and nonfans alike. In 48 fast minutes, the Simon Wincer-directed film gives you a genuine sense of this particular sport, its rigorous demands and the fan base that supports it with such wildly enthusiastic devotion.
  3. Reviewed by: Peter Hartlaub
    75
    Doesn't quite overcome its shameless self-promotion, but the film will satisfy the Lynyrd Skynyrd set while providing a decent explanation to those who are baffled by the sport's popularity.
  4. Reviewed by: David Hiltbrand
    63
    If the words "Gentlemen, start your engines" set your heart pounding, this is the Imax experience for you.
  5. Reviewed by: Ellen Fox
    50
    True fans (i.e., the people who are most likely to buy tickets) probably know a lot of this stuff already, and they might be disappointed by the lack of drama and the brevity of 3-D racing action.
  6. 50
    Makes you wish consumer automobiles were built to NASCAR safety standards.
  7. 25
    It's hard to imagine hardened New Yorkers actually paying to see this totally uncritical, gee-whiz celebration of stock car racing, its fans and its history, breathlessly narrated by Kiefer Sutherland and perfunctorily directed by Simon Wincer.

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