Paramount Pictures | Release Date: August 17, 2001
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AlexHJun 15, 2009
How do people think this movie is good? Rat Race is a horrible, annoying, and unfunny movie that should've never been made.
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matroycemMay 13, 2013
Basic plot is a Rich Casino owner setups up a competition with Random people in the Casino to race to a destination where $1 million is up for grabs.
Now the main issue. Every single person involved in this has issues or is completely
Basic plot is a Rich Casino owner setups up a competition with Random people in the Casino to race to a destination where $1 million is up for grabs.
Now the main issue. Every single person involved in this has issues or is completely insane. There is not a single sane moment. The film explodes in Slapstick style with idiotic moments throughout. Its almost as if they had an stupidity play book and were marking things off as they go. A lot of the jokes are pretty tasteless.
The characters get a bit of development throughout but its not enough for you to side with anyone. This may be the point of the film. The film closes in a friendly manner but the film just doesn't have any redeeming features. I really would not recommend this to anyone.
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HalfwelshmanJul 21, 2012
An ensemble cast of such comedy talent as this should really be funnier. The two biggest hitters woefully under-perform - Rowan Atkinson relies on his tried-and-tested Mr Bean facial expressions along with an awful Italian accent, and JohnAn ensemble cast of such comedy talent as this should really be funnier. The two biggest hitters woefully under-perform - Rowan Atkinson relies on his tried-and-tested Mr Bean facial expressions along with an awful Italian accent, and John Cleese just has goofy false teeth and his Basil Fawlty laugh. The premise of the film should be comedy gold - eccentric millionaires betting on a rag-tag group of misfits racing towards a bag of money in New Mexico, but the only character relationship in the film that is even remotely rewarding to watch is between Brecklin Meyer's chilled-out attorney and Amy Smart's helicopter pilot with "issues". Their scenes are are sweet and funny, but far too infrequent. You've unfortunately got to spend time with all the other characters, who are all annoying and 2-dimensional. The funniest thing in the whole film is an unexpected cameo by Kathy Bates as a lady selling squirrels to passing motorists. Who is this film for? It's presented like a kid's cartoon show, but also has swearing, sex and childbirth jokes, and even a sequence featuring neo-Nazis. So it's not for intelligent adults, nor for children who don't know any better. We can only conclude that Jerry Zucker is catering for idiots. Rat Race has a couple of smile-worthy jokes, Smash Mouth generously perform at the film's finale, and I suppose you could say that it trying (mostly unsuccessfully) to comment on the greed of human nature, but beyond that it's a childish, insultingly dumb and unfunny affair. Expand
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jonslowDec 9, 2018
Totally non-sense movie. This movie had the potential to be funny. It's much annoying than funny.
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