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Ultimate X: The Movie Reviews

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May 12, 2002
A film that should've stayed on ESPN.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
June 13, 2002
For every articulate player, such as skateboarder Tony Hawk or BMX rider Mat Hoffman, are about a half dozen young Turks angling to see how many times they can work the words "radical" or "suck" into a sentence.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
May 10, 2002
These self-styled athletes have banged their brains into the ground so frequently and furiously, their capacity to explain themselves has gone the same way as their natural instinct for self-preservation.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 23, 2002
It briefly flirts with player masochism, but the point of real interest -- audience sadism -- is evaded completely.
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May 7, 2002
Visually as buffed as the athletes it celebrates, but also as airheaded as most of them seem to be.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 9, 2002
Needs more impressionistic cinematography and exhilarating point-of-view shots and fewer slow-motion 'grandeur' shots and quick-cut edits that often detract from the athleticism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 10, 2002
Little more than a super-sized infomercial for the cable-sports channel and its Summer X Games.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 10, 2002
At a brief 42 minutes, we need more X and less blab.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 10, 2002
For a film about action, Ultimate X is the gabbiest giant-screen movie ever, bogging down in a barrage of hype.
Read More | Original Score: C-
May 10, 2002
Instead of a balanced film that explains the zeitgeist that is the X Games, we get a cinematic postcard that's superficial and unrealized.
June 1, 2002
Devotees seem more interested in mayhem than competition. Perhaps that's why the filmmakers save their money shots for a closing montage of painful wipe-outs and crashes.
July 20, 2002
Writer/director Bruce Hendricks subtracts from the experience by crafting a corporate propaganda film posing as a documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 16, 2002
Even if you can't tell Tony Hawk from Bob Burnquist, you'll still get a rush out of this documentary about the world of extreme sports.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
July 31, 2008
Uses the IMAX screen to showcase sports rather than talking heads, and the result is 40 minutes crammed with high-energy acrobatics.
May 27, 2005
This Imax sports documentary captures the danger, thrills, spills and sheer altitude attained by the young men and women who put it all on the line for burgeoning 'Xtreme sports' movement.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 10, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 24, 2006
[A] spectacular extreme sports extravaganza.
May 23, 2002
A Generation X artifact, capturing a brief era of insanity in the sports arena that surely cannot last.
May 9, 2002
Great fun both for sports aficionados and for ordinary louts whose idea of exercise is climbing the steps of a stadium-seat megaplex.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 11, 2002
Ultimate X is a ride, basically the kind of greatest-hits reel that might come with a subscription to ESPN the Magazine.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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