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  • Summary: Eighty strangers from all walks of life are ripped out of their daily lives and forced to participate in a brutal race to the death. The rules are simple; follow the arrows or you will die, step on the grass and you will die, get lapped twice and you will die. Only one participant willEighty strangers from all walks of life are ripped out of their daily lives and forced to participate in a brutal race to the death. The rules are simple; follow the arrows or you will die, step on the grass and you will die, get lapped twice and you will die. Only one participant will survive. Race or die. There can only be one winner, but who will survive and for what purpose? Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Jun 12, 2014
    70
    Though the dialogue is pretty basic and the narrative dots don't always quite connect, The Human Race, in its own gutsy, grindhouse-movie way, manages style, vision and tension.
  2. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Jun 27, 2014
    60
    Compensating for its less than convincing special effects with some intriguing plot twists and bracingly nihilistic situations, The Human Race is a reasonably compelling low-budget genre item.
  3. Reviewed by: Michael Nordine
    Jun 12, 2014
    40
    One test for movies like this is whether they bemoan the inevitable gore or revel in it; The Human Race too often falls into the latter, amplifying and focusing on the bloodshed.
  4. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    Jun 17, 2014
    40
    Real suspense and shocks are MIA in a movie that’s eventful but lacks the atmospherics needed to be scary.
  5. 38
    It’s not art. But The Human Race does manage to take a worn out formula and nonsense story and finds a few novel touches, a little humor and hints of pathos in between the exploding heads.
  6. Reviewed by: Chris Klimek
    Jun 10, 2014
    10
    On your mark, get set, go find something else to watch! Because The Human Race, a dreary, smeary, low-low-budget but even lower-inspiration horror flick from British writer-director Paul Hough, is likely to leave viewers rueing the craven, disappointing species into which they were, through no fault of their own, born.
  7. Reviewed by: Gabe Toro
    Jun 17, 2014
    0
    This is a laughably bad movie, but an amazing drinking game waiting to happen.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Jun 13, 2014
    10
    Last night I felt bore .Then I decided to watch movies . This movie was not in my watched list .Then I decided to watch it. This movie gaveLast night I felt bore .Then I decided to watch movies . This movie was not in my watched list .Then I decided to watch it. This movie gave me heavy enjoyment. :) Expand
  2. Jun 13, 2014
    9
    Very gripping. You don't know who will win but it will keep you watching until the end. Good acting by a bunch of people I have never seenVery gripping. You don't know who will win but it will keep you watching until the end. Good acting by a bunch of people I have never seen before. I hope there is a sequel. Expand
  3. Sep 2, 2014
    2
    extremely low budget flick. i guess it's okay in that regard....but still....kind of a waste of time to watch. i think the positive reviewsextremely low budget flick. i guess it's okay in that regard....but still....kind of a waste of time to watch. i think the positive reviews came from people who made the film. not sure though. anyways.

    it's. just. not. very. good.
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