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Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Ethan Gilsdorf
    50
    You’d think the 3-D effects would bring the action closer, but the kooky optics often have the opposite effect, turning the athletes into GI Joe and Boba Fett action figures zipping around a dollhouse set.
  2. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    70
    The full-length feature film uses groundbreaking digital 3D techniques to provide an unprecedented all-access pass to the X Games.
  3. 38
    If you're a fan of extreme skateboarding, motorcycling and motocross, this is the movie for you. If not, not. And even if you are, what's in the film other than what you might have seen on TV? Yes, it's in 3D, which adds nothing and dims the picture.
  4. Reviewed by: Adam Markovitz
    58
    Mostly an overlong demo reel of increasingly gutsy tricks.
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    50
    An uneven thrill-circus display that too often feels like TV writ large and loud rather than the kind of cinematic reimagining that defined the surf-flick genre.
  6. 25
    Demonstrating that an hour and a half of stunts doesn't make a movie, this feature is X-treme only in its multidimensional dullness.
  7. Poorly written, contains too much hero worship and profiles too many events - including one that combines the high jump with motorcycles. But the documentary generates a remarkable amount of goodwill with its stunning visuals, which look breathtaking in 3-D.
  8. Only in the loosest sense is X Games 3D: The Movie an actual movie. It is essentially a promotional film for extreme action sports and ESPN.
  9. Reviewed by: Drew Toal
    40
    Dime-store philosophy, coupled with the running commentary from the Games’ heinously Spicoli-esque announcers (“Dude, that was the hardest slam we’ve ever seen!”), ruins an otherwise gripping, in-your-face experience.
  10. Reviewed by: Andrew Barker
    40
    A relatively unimaginative take on the proceedings, coupled with occasionally bizarre stereoscopic work and awkward narration, causes the picture to bail out more often than it soars.
  11. Reviewed by: Tim Grierson
    50
    Steve Lawrence's glitzy infotainment raises the question, "How much awesomeness can an audience take?"
  12. Reviewed by: Kate Kilpatrick
    60
    For a quick ticket into the world of extreme sports, the sky-high, adrenaline-gorged stunts captured in X Games will make any spectator gasp, wince and brace with fear.

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