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  • Summary: Racing Dreams is a feature-documentary following three young racers as they compete in the World Karting Association's National Pavement Series. Clocking speeds up to 70 mph, Brandon Warren (13), Joshua Hobson (12), and Annabeth Barnes (12) chase the National Championship title and take oneRacing Dreams is a feature-documentary following three young racers as they compete in the World Karting Association's National Pavement Series. Clocking speeds up to 70 mph, Brandon Warren (13), Joshua Hobson (12), and Annabeth Barnes (12) chase the National Championship title and take one step closer toward their dream of someday racing in the big show...NASCAR. (White Buffalo Entertainment) Expand
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  1. One of the rare documentaries you leave wishing it was a little bit longer.
  2. 85
    Slick without feeling over-determined, Racing Dreams evokes -- just as, oddly enough, "Toy Story 3" does -- the more general feeling of childhood on the precipice.
  3. The film doesn't always follow up on its more interesting issues: safety, technique, financial hardship, even the sport's history. But the emotional dynamics of its trio of formative hopefuls, and their touching relationships with the parents or guardians who work hard at enabling their passion, set a solid pace.
  4. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    80
    The perceptively balanced "Dreams" transitions seamlessly from domestic drama to 70-mph heats.
  5. 75
    It’s a darned entertaining way to get a handle on a sport that can seem like a bunch of cars doing circles for a crowd that seems most interested in seeing that next epic wreck.
  6. 75
    It can get a bit redundant but always remains interesting, as young lives take shape on an asphalt oval.
  7. 60
    Poised between childhood and adolescence, arrogance and insecurity, the kids still make for compelling subjects.

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