Downhill Racer

1969

Action / Drama / Sport

2
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 80%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 64%
IMDb Rating 6.5 10 3389

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Sylvester Stallone as Man in Restaurant
Robert Redford as Chappellet
Gene Hackman as Claire
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by HotToastyRag 1 / 10

Worst Robert Redford movie ever

Even if you love Robert Redford and you love skiing movies, I can't recommend you sit through Downhill Racer. My preference lies with the former category, and since he won a BAFTA Award for his performance, I was looking forward to seeing some high-quality acting. There was no redeeming quality about this movie, and for the life of me, I don't know why he was honored for it.

Robert Redford plays a skier with hopes to join the American Olympic team. He's arrogant, rude, and a total cad with the women in his life. Gene Hackman plays the team's coach, and while it's fun to see him and Dabney Coleman so young, it's hardly worth seeing the film all the way through.

The script feels nonexistent, the acting feels ad-libbed, the plot is thin, and there's more boredom evoked than suspense. Michael Ritchie's directing style feels extremely European, and I don't generally like that artsy, noncommittal, aloof style of film. Besides Havana, this just might be the worst Robert Redford movie ever made.

DLM Warning: If you suffer from vertigo or dizzy spells, like my mom does, this movie is not your friend. Most of it is filmed with a hand-held camera, and the skiing scenes seem to be filmed by the skier himself, and they will make you sick. In other words, "Don't Look, Mom!"

Reviewed by DKosty123 5 / 10

Flat Script Falls Downhill

It becomes very hard to watch this one from early on as the sequences appear to be just highlights from an afternoon on ABC's Wide World of Sports which used to run on TV when this movie was made. Yes, the skiing is okay but nothing special. No, it will not shift to the Harlem Globtrotters or Boxing during the movie.

Redford is too old for the role as a stud skier going to the Olympics to win a gold medal. He meets a woman and has some very mechanical overnight exercise with her. His coach, Hackman, try's to motivate him though Gene does not get any really inspired Hoosier type speeches here. The film is about as bland a Redford movie as can be found anywhere.

At least there are the lovely vistas that show up at times but often they are so short you see them for a few seconds and then pow your back to looking at bland stuff. What plot there is seems to be trying to capitalize on US Nationalism as the feeling of the thrill of victory for the US Skier is supposed to excite you at the end. Instead of that it is almost as bland as a poorly animated cartoon. Maybe that is why this one just does not come off.

Reviewed by bkoganbing 5 / 10

The rudiments of a plot

This film is great if you like skiing or like to watch skiers. But I can get the same from watching the Kirk Douglas World War II era film Heroes Of Telemark.

I could make another comparison to Steve McQueen's racing film Le Mans which basically dispensed with a plot. The rudiments of a plot are present in Downhill Racer, but just barely.

Downhill Racer casts Robert Redford as a would be American skiing champion who has a royal high opinion of himself and has to be brought down to earth by his coach Gene Hackman. Both want to bring some skiing gold to the USA and away from those snowy European countries that dominate.

Of the two Hackman has a far more interesting character. Redford is strangely bland to me in this part. It makes Downhill Racer not one of his better films.

But the skiing footage is fabulous.

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