Born to Race


Action / Sport

Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 63%
IMDb Rating 6.1 10 5620


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Johanna Braddy as Rachel
Christina Moore as Ms. Parker
John Pyper-Ferguson as Frank Krueger
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700.32 MB
24.000 fps
1hr 39 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by jonsefcik 1 / 10

Lame Fast & Furious Ripoff

Half the reviews are like "this is a great movie" and I can't help but wonder why so many people think this is good. I'll admit, considering that it probably had a budget of a penny and a piece of string, the production value is okay, and the screenwriter clearly knows his car jargon.

The story is where things fall apart for me. Its like the first 5 minutes of Tokyo Drift (but even stupider) stretched out to 90 minutes. Who would want to watch that? A lot of the characters are unlikable and don't act logically. Why would Danny risk ruining his image with a sponsored racing company and his professional future by intentionally bringing their car to an illegal street race knowing there's a risk of wrecking it? I guess the movie wouldn't have a plot if he didn't. Jake is an egotistical jerk with an asshole father. Why would Danny's father let him compete in the drag race if he was caught street racing and he said earlier that he wouldn't sign him up for the race if he was caught street racing?

There are some technical flaws, too. In one scene a 2011 car is shown about to crash, but the car in the actual crash is a 2004-06 car of the same model (and its pretty obvious, too). I guess they couldn't afford a newer one or even a bodykit for the crash car. There's also a shot of Danny's Subaru at a stop sign with his turn signal on and you hear the clicking of the turn signal even though we're outside of the car. Why would they put that in?

There are other Fast & Furious ripoffs out there like Redline (which is also terrible) but those movies are at least fun popcorn entertainment with characters you can route for. I'm giving Born To Race such a low rating because it plays up this dumb high school drama with characters I want to punch in the face (played by actors who all look like they're 25) and tries to make it more serious than it is.

Reviewed by benjaminkinney25 10 / 10

It is a great movie!

Born 2 Race has realistic character personalities. You can really feel what the characters feel. No green screens, no fake engine noise or speed. Real engines, pure racing.Some other films are based mainly on the cars. Not this film. There is a story and, as I said earlier, character personalities and development. Recommend to any car guy; race car drivers, ricers, muscle car guys or even exotic car guys. It is hard to believe that this was a budget film. It is superb. The parts installed actually were installed and as seen in the credits, the sponsors for them are shown and that was a real drag strip for those high school students. 10/10

Reviewed by Thom Sirveaux 8 / 10

Good Popcorn Racing Flick

This movie was a pleasant surprise. I went in expecting a dumb car movie that's a knockoff of any number of other dumb car movies and was treated to a well-executed thoroughly enjoyable fun dumb car movie.

I say dumb because the teen drama part of the film is really predictable. It's a paint-by-numbers movie that hits all the required tropes and stereotypical characters, but it's very well done.

You know the tropes when you see them, the actors know them, the movie is conscious of them, but it plays it well and moves on.

Dumb things the movie does (including dumb character actions) are forgivable, because it's a fun movie.

On to the cars...

I'll preface this by saying I'm more of a fan of older generation car movies (Vanishing Point, Dirty Mary & Crazy Larry, etc.), and tend to be an American car guy who finds imports dull. Chipping a car doesn't have the same appeal to me as wrenching on one, so I'm a viewer with a bias. BUT...

That said, I was very pleasantly surprised. There were plenty of new and old cars to look at, some less common, some more common, some domestic, some import. One of the people I watched the movie with was a huge import buff, and enjoyed it for the imports that were highlighted. I enjoyed it for some of the less-common domestics in the film.

The good racing scenes are done well, and the speed of the races is done well also. There's not a huge amount of time distortion done to most of them during drag racing sequences, just good editing to add to the feel of the movie. The road racing sequences are done pretty well, edited well, and are engaging (and even if one or two may fall in the "dumb" category, it's still a fun movie, so you can forgive it).

The car tech-speak I'm familiar with (non-import stuff) struck me as showing the movie hired at technical adviser at least, and also elevated itself a bit. So it wasn't completely dumb.

Overall, it's a well-executed, thoroughly enjoyable fun mostly-dumb car movie that left me smiling.

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