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NASCAR: The IMAX Experience Reviews

March 18, 2004
The movie makes an excellent primer about the world of stock car racing for fans and nonfans alike.
March 16, 2004
NASCAR 3D will delight fans of auto racing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 12, 2004
An interesting behind-the-scenes look at one of the world's most popular spectator sports.
March 12, 2004
Its rampant corporate sponsorship is messy and distracting, and the athleticism necessary to triumph is still less intriguing (perhaps because it's less visible) than the athleticism necessary to triumph in, say, baseball.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 12, 2004
Doesn't quite overcome its shameless self-promotion, but the film will satisfy the Lynyrd Skynyrd set while providing a decent explanation to those who are baffled by the sport's popularity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 12, 2004
A 45-minute glorified infomercial.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
March 12, 2004
This 40-minute film shows off the combined IMAX/3D experience at its best.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 12, 2004
In an amazingly compact 47 minutes, veteran director Simon Wincer outlines the history of the sport, evokes its culture and packs it with jaw-dropping statistics while never slackening the pace.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 12, 2004
Race day comes and the experience is mildly disappointing -- better at the speed game than a conventional camera, to be sure, yet still far from the real deal, and well below the standard set by our own God-given peepers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 12, 2004
For those who can't get enough of NASCAR, the movie offers a large-scale opportunity.
Read More | Original Score: B-
March 11, 2004
A galvanizing experience in terms of sight and sound.
Read More | Original Score: B
March 11, 2004
What Nascar: The Imax Experience is really about is huge objects hurtling toward the camera, which is to say right at your head.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
March 11, 2004
IMAX and NASCAR have to be one of the most harmonious match-ups since Elvis and a guitar.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 11, 2004
If the words 'Gentlemen, start your engines' set your heart pounding, this is the Imax experience for you.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 11, 2004
Brisk, high-density advertisement for stock-car racing sports a glossy corporate sheen, but may be just congenial enough to convert a few skeptics.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 11, 2004
NASCAR 3D: The Imax Experience provides an insider's look at what goes on at stock-car races, both on and off the track.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 11, 2004
Deserves the widest audience of any non-feature-length IMAX film.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 11, 2004
True fans (i.e., the people who are most likely to buy tickets) probably know a lot of this stuff already, and they might be disappointed by the lack of drama and the brevity of 3-D racing action.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 10, 2004
Entertaining, aficionado-oriented production.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 9, 2004
Posits its working-class supporters not as protagonists but consumers, cheering on their just-folks race-car heroes for proxy fantasies of high-speed escape and high-tech goodies.