ESPN's Ultimate X

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Touchstone Pictures Released 2002

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ESPN's Ultimate X

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Director:
Bruce Hendricks
Released:
2002
Rating:
PG
ESPN's Ultimate X is a short sports documentary filmed in IMAX that showcases the highlights of ESPN's 2002 Summer X-Games in Philadelphia, PA. Filmmaker Bruce Hendricks takes his film crew inside the First Union Center to capture some extreme sports action on film. Hendricks opens the show with the BMX freestyle vertical, where Mat Hoffman pulls off a handless move that no one to date has seen before. Bob Burnquist from Brazil gives Hendricks thumbs up after he tries to get a perfect score on the vertical run. Street lunging is next on the agenda when the filmmaker attaches his camera to a lunge board to give audiences a view of what running at 60mph on the concrete without brakes looks like. The director then hits the dirt for some extreme motocross footage, focusing on Mike Metzger in the freestyle competition. Hendricks's cameras capture fans holding their breath as Metzger attempts to do the first backflip ever seen in Moto-X competition.moreless

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  • 70

    Los Angeles Times

    The film's strengths may actually work against it with younger fans who might be disappointed by the few stomach-churning, white-knuckler moments.

  • 50

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    This compilation of blisteringly tight stunts plays like the world's longest Mountain Dew commercial.

  • 50

    Variety Scott Foundas

    Most impressive in an objective sense, as a technical exercise -- its staccato technique preventing greater involvement.

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