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Racing Dreams Review

  • Release Date: May 21, 2010
  • Rated: some thematic elements and brief language
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 36 min.
  • Genres: Art House/Foreign, Documentary
  • Director:Marshall Curry

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    78

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 80

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Robert Abele

    The film doesn't always follow up on its more interesting issues: safety, technique, financial hardship, even the sport's history. But the emotional dynamics of its trio of formative hopefuls, and their touching relationships with the parents or guardians who work hard at enabling their passion, set a solid pace.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Village Voice

    No less than for the black inner-city teens of "Hoop Dreams," cash is the name of the game in Curry's fascinating doc, even as the kids' motivation remains a pure love of the sport.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Variety Ronnie Scheib

    The perceptively balanced "Dreams" transitions seamlessly from domestic drama to 70-mph heats.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    One of the rare documentaries you leave wishing it was a little bit longer.

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  • See all Racing Dreams reviews at Metacritic.com

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