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on November 25, 2012
Nitro Circus takes a group of daredevils and shows what happens when you take stunts to the absolute limits. This is truly a heart pumping ride worth taking. You'll see tri-cycles jump ramps across buildings,huge car flips,insane dirt bike jumps,buses flying across the sky,wheel chairs attempting to go through loops,and the whole time the cast takes it as if it's just another day at the office. The whole films leads up to a finale which highlights the first live Nitro Circus show in Vegas.

The 3D here is a nice supplement. The material doesn't need it,but it certainly adds to the overall experience. The movie itself is quiet a knockout,but the 3D insures you stay down for the count.

Pros: The stunts are insane here. Without a doubt it's hard to believe no one has been seriously,life crippling injured attempting any of this. Some of it is pretty funny as well.

Cons: I felt at times they took too long in between shots to get the input of celebrities and sports figures alike. The stunts themselves sell the idea and I didn't need to be reassured of it. I felt the snippets of Channing Tatum's endorsements wore thin very quickly. I also believe the ending was somewhat anti climatic. The only other gripe I would mention is that at times I felt the film was too Jack-Ass esque in delivery.

On a final note I am a little shocked at the negative reviews this film received from critics. Early Hollywood inpart, was built on a foundation of talented individuals that put their lives on the line for a few moments of celluloid glory and we remember it in celebration,shock,and awe. Nitro Circus,in a way harks back to those glory days and it's a crying shame this film is not thought of in the same category by those who get paid to give their opinion. How can they so easily forget part of movie heritage?

I not only enjoy this film for the spectacle,but I respect the crew behind it. Good job guys (and ladies).
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on July 14, 2015
These guys are crazy. Crazy like guys who free-climb large rock walls (no protective gear), or do high-wire acts with no safety net. This falls under the general rubric of extreme sports, but they were doing stunts nobody else wanted to try.

One of the team said he had come over from the “Jackass” troupe and the difference was, “There, the stunts weren’t really meant to work and everybody knew it. Here, if the stunt doesn’t work, sometimes it means you’re dead.”

They hold the world record for some obscure things, like the longest and highest jump of a semi (the cab that pulls those 18-wheelers on the freeway), or for successful double-backward circles in the air on a tricycle, landing it on its wheels. Or vaulting through the air from the roof of one 30-story high building, across the gap onto the roof of the adjacent building (on bikes, on trikes…) That gap was not a small gap. The distance to the ground was a long, long way.

Their crowning glory was a live performance in Las Vegas with a packed stadium. Perhaps the most remarkable member of the troupe was a guy born with spina bifida who is permanently confined to a wheelchair. He’d do full circles in the air in his wheelchair the way the other guys would on a trike or a dirt bike or dirt cycle. The difference, of course, was that his lower spinal cord was already injured and that he couldn’t just get up and walk away if he didn’t land properly.

If you like insane sports, you’ll probably enjoy watching the movie. I don’t recommend the lifestyle, but do recommend the movie.
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on February 28, 2014
this is probably the best 3D bluray i own in terms of 3D viewing...both pop outs and in just general viewing. the 3D is fantastic, but the movie is very good in 2D as well.
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on August 11, 2013
I love Travis and I loved this movie. I saw it originally in the movie theater in 3D and I must say that on my 3D TV the effects from the theater transferred over nicely. If you love action sports and actually want to see people make the stunts, unlike Jackass, then this is a movie you will want to see.
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on March 20, 2013
These guys are there the real deal. They do some insane stunts that I don't see being recreated in the near future. They are the new Evelyn Knievel, spotlight crew. They will make you laugh and be in absolute awe of what they can and will do. They made a DVD that I recommend to Even Knievel. Well worth watching.
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on November 15, 2014
Even though I made this purchase because of the low price, I pleasantly surprised by the content. It is interesting to see what a group of buys (and one girl) can goad one another to attempt. It is heartening (and a little disturbing) to see adults acting like the children they were when this friendship bond was made. Thank God no one was killed though many might have undiagnosed issues. Mostly excellent 3D!
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on January 29, 2015
The stunts are awesome, when they are actually doing them. Far too much time is spent interviewing tools like Rob Dyrdek or people who have absolutely nothing to do with nitro circus or extreme sports, like Channing Tatum. The interviews are all largely the same, just saying how great these guys are and how brave they are because failure means death, etc. It seems to be more a documentary on how awesome they are for doing a live show than a movie about tremendous athletes doing incredible stunts, which is what the movie was advertised as. If you are a huge fan of Nitro Circus, the movie might be worth a buy. If not, I would not recommend this movie.
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on November 29, 2012
I thoroughly enjoyed these nuts doing their stunts. Which probably indicates that there is something mentally wrong with me to a psychologist! Some of the stuff they do, hell MOST, of the stuff they do is VERY dangerous. So while I found the show incredibly entertaining, I also hate to encourage these guys (and one girl) to keep doing this stuff, or worse yet (worse for their health) even more crazy stuff.

It's not like Jackass if you are wondering. Jackass is about pain and torture and just stupidity for the sake of stupidity. This show is about daring, borderline crazy, STUNTS. While a lot of what they did on Jackass was specifically to injure themselves, the Nitro Circus is about successfully completing crazy stunts and hopefully not getting too injured. Of course, any difficult stunt takes a lot of practice and a lot of failures before success, and this is the core of the show - showing us the 49 failed attempts before the one amazing, beautiful success.
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on March 7, 2016
Though this qualified for Prime I paid the extra shipping to get it here in time for Christmas as a stocking stuffer for my husband. He loved it - he grew up around dirt bikes and all that kind of stuff and was pleasantly surprised that I remembered the "Nitro Circus" title and ordered it for him as a surprise.
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on August 3, 2014
This is an awesome movie! I absolutely love Nitro Circus and was so excited when this movie came it. It is full of hilarity and daring, sometimes stupid, stunts. If you like Jackass, or just like stunts I highly recommend this movie. It's much cleaner than the Jackass franchise and still awesome.
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