Metascore
43

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Aug 5, 2012
    63
    While the Nitro Circus's many achievements are impressive, they pale in comparison to those of Knoxville and company's.
  2. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Aug 7, 2012
    60
    Falling somewhere between the X Games and Jackass on the Knievel Scale of Senseless Self-Endangerment, the crew known as Nitro Circus offers more physical and technical prowess than Johnny Knoxville's crew without stooping to anything so disciplined it might accidentally be called a sport.
  3. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Aug 7, 2012
    50
    Only a couple of times do the stunts have that extra ingredient - wit - that makes this kind of thing amusing to watch.
  4. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    Aug 7, 2012
    50
    Strictly for fans only.
  5. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Aug 9, 2012
    40
    Even if you appreciate the sight of grown men acting like idiots, the film's repetitive pacing and self-congratulatory air start to feel exhausting.
  6. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    Aug 8, 2012
    40
    Watching people take their lives into their hands shouldn't be as tedious as Nitro Circus: The Movie 3D, which could be described as "Jackass" with a death wish (or "Wipeout" without the water).
  7. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Aug 10, 2012
    25
    It's their hard luck that this movie is being released as the Olympics wind down. The contrast with the beauty and self-discipline seen for the past two weeks doesn't exactly work to the advantage of Nitro Circus.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Nov 29, 2012
    8
    Reading the reviews of these idiot critics is hilarious. Here's one of the funnier ones, "The personalities on screen have such limited shticks, such one-dimensional ideas, that they're no fun to hang out with." These "personalities" are actual people who are simply doing crazy stunts. Obviously it's not a movie for everyone but you can't be ignorant or arrogant enough to use the same method of analysis for this type of film as you would for the snore-fests that typically wins Academy Awards. To try and do that just proves that these people shouldn't have a job. Bottom line, my only knock on this movie is that is wasn't more like the show. That actually tried to spin a little bit of a story into the hour and a half and it wasn't necessary. If they would've made it more like the show (like how the Jackass movies are exactly like that show) it would've been better. Other than that, if you like seeing crazy people do crazier stunts and have some good laughs while doing it, you'll enjoy this movie. Full Review »
  2. mnk
    Aug 8, 2012
    9
    Nitro Circus 3D is a thrilling edge-of-your-seat action packed movie. It is hilarious and full of surprises, a must see! This movie is appropriate for all ages. Full Review »
  3. RkR
    Aug 8, 2012
    9
    Most entertaining movie I have seen all summer! These guys (and gal) are absolutely fearless. This is a fun movie that everyone can enjoy. It will make you laugh and fear for their lives at the same time! Full Review »