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Old 12-16-08, 09:24 PM
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DVD Talk review of 'Death Race (Unrated)'

I read Brian Orndorf's DVD review of Death Race (Unrated) at http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=35725 and...

Seriously Brian. You give "Mamma Mia!" a 4.5/5.0 rating and this 0.0/5.0!? Seriously. "Mamma Mia!" was the worst film from a major studio I've seen in years and years. It was also the worst musical I've ever seen. And that includes "The Pirate Movie". But back to "Death Race", it is what it is. Your typical no brainer action film. It certainly doesn't deserve a zero star rating though.
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Old 12-16-08, 11:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Daytripper View Post
I read Brian Orndorf's DVD review of Death Race (Unrated) at http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=35725 and...

Seriously Brian. You give "Mamma Mia!" a 4.5/5.0 rating and this 0.0/5.0!? Seriously. "Mamma Mia!" was the worst film from a major studio I've seen in years and years. It was also the worst musical I've ever seen. And that includes "The Pirate Movie". But back to "Death Race", it is what it is. Your typical no brainer action film. It certainly doesn't deserve a zero star rating though.
You have to give Brian this: once you're familiar with his tastes his descriptive and clearly explained reviews are as effective in communicating whether you the reader will like or dislike a movie as most other critics. The fact that plenty of people seem vehemently against his opinions is just down to taste. At least he explains it.

I'm pretty sure based on this review that I'd have given the Death Race reboot two stars, advised a rental, and felt slightly sheepish about liking it anyway. Haven't seen it yet, but I'd say you can take that to the bank.

Love him or hate him, Mr. Orndorf crafts reviews that are non-stop, roller-coaster thrill rides, and he leaves it on the floor.
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Old 12-18-08, 09:11 AM
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According to MISTER Stephen King, the 10th best film of the year (see this week's EW).
I'm just saying....
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Old 12-18-08, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by bdots48 View Post
According to MISTER Stephen King, the 10th best film of the year (see this week's EW).
I'm just saying....
I caught that too. Def goes on my rental list at least ...
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Old 12-18-08, 03:57 PM
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I thought Death Race sucked too, I wouldn't give it 0/5 because I found it at the very least watchable. Pains me to say that because I hate agreeing with Orndorf.
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I'll have a two-and-a-half star 'Recommended' review up tonight for the Blu-ray version, I'm kinda-sorta embarrassed to say. Following up one of the highlights of Criterion's first waves of high definition releases with a gloriously stupid action flick that has an eighteen-wheeler with a frickin' tank stapled onto the back... Eclectic!
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Pains me to say that because I hate agreeing with Orndorf.
Awwww, but I picked out our holiday outfit, agreewithmebuddy!

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According to MISTER Stephen King, the 10th best film of the year (see this week's EW).
Wow, was it that bad of a year?!??

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Old 12-19-08, 04:30 PM
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Its definitley a pass for me.
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Re: DVD Talk review of 'Death Race (Unrated)'

same here!
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