DEATH RACE 3: INFERNO
Death Race 3 also features another screenplay by Tony Giglio, who is one of the most underrated scriptwriters working today – having penned not only Death Race 2 and 3, but also the fantastic slasher movie Timber Falls. Giglio was also the writer/director of the underrated Jason Statham flick Chaos (Statham was of course in the original Death Race directed by Paul W.S. Anderson – feels kind of full circle right?).
Death Race 3 earns points for the same reason its predecessor did: it's quick, slick, enjoyably empty-headed, just energetic enough to smash through the finish line, and, as a bonus, offers a final plot contortion that has to be seen to be believed. Crazy stuff, but not lazy. There's a big difference.
There are some nice twists and turns in the script and the movie ticks all of the boxes you’d look for in an action movie.
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From The Hollywood Reporter...
“Among the action highlights are Alice and Claire's showdown with a giant zombie, wielding what looks to be a giant meat tenderizer and the appearance of a couple of zombie dogs who split their heads into two parts, each complete with razor-sharp teeth.”
DEATH RACE 2
“...thanks to a gritty, well-written script from Tony Giglio, Death Race 2 is an unexpected blast.”
From Moviefone Cinematical...
“...it's Tony Giglio's script that makes this more than a simple cash-in on a recognizable title.”
“By far the finest Death Race yet and one of the best prequels HANDS DOWN!”
From Fear Net...
“To its credit, the Tony Giglio screenplay manages to infuse just enough freshness to keep this stuff interesting.”
From The Action Elite.Com…
“The story has some great twists and turns which I didn't see coming. I still say Statham doesn't get enough respect as an actor and this was a really good role for him. Chaos is an underrated movie that deserves more love from people!”
Our first review... From FANGORIA... by Alan Jones (from the article CANNES LABYRINTH)
“Tony Giglio’s Romanian-shot TIMBER FALLS was a pleasant surprise too. Thanks to taut direction, convincing acting and great production values, the anguished chills come thick and fast in this tale of lovers Josh Randall and Brianna Brown camping in remote woods and being kidnapped by religious fanatics desperate for a newborn baby. The tension goes for maximum dread, the splatter is in full check and the couple’s terrified plight evokes gripping empathy.”
Fangoria put out a second review when the film came out in theaters. Unfortunately the link has expired, but it was really a good review (trust me).
And this Blue Rider link combines snippets from several of our best reviews (plus pics)...
From DEN OF GEEK (UK Review)
“… Director Tony Giglio certainly makes a departure from his previous film, CHAOS, and uses the American backwoods to his full advantage with good widescreen camera movement and beautiful scenery. However we are not watching a National Geographic programme but a horror film, and Giglio certainly can crank up the tension when he wants to. The gore is not excessive but used well, and the torture scenes are suitably unpleasant whilst not being gratuitous or outrageous....
Okay ONE more... From the LA WEEKLY...
“... director Tony Giglio doesn't skimp on the goods, delivering ample amounts of blood, torture, sex, deformities, skinny dipping and the requisite dose of anti-red-state paranoia. No one who's seen any horror movies will be surprised when a seemingly benevolent officer (Nick Searcy) turns out to be in on the plot the whole time, but you may be taken aback by how much you end up rooting for the leads to survive, which is a testament to their acting skills considering how annoyingly pretty they are. Giglio doesn't quite seem able to decide what his tone is, incongruously mixing goofy redneck humor with harrowing scenes of intense pain, but horror fans should dig it nonetheless — I did. Not recommended for the devoutly religious, moralistic scolds or anyone with a sensitive stomach.” (Luke Y. Thompson)