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Dust to Glory

By Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Up-close look at an off-road motor race.

Movie PG 2005 97 minutes
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age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

Incredible stories and characters from the Baja 1000!

Amazing cinematography takes you on a first person view of the Baja 1000 with stories of what the race and the lifestyles of the racers mean to the people themselves! Kept my 6 and 9 year old (and me) glued to the screen the entire time. Created by the son of Bruce Brown, who made "Endless Summer".

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Filmmaker Dana Brown, who narrates whenever the thundering soundtrack music dies down, has created an entertaining race documentary. He uses a vast array of cameras swooping around in the air and on the ground. Some noteworthy entrants are not introduced until well after the race has begin, which takes an edge off the forward momentum but certainly saves the viewer without a program-guide a lot of memorization; there are literally hundreds of racers.

The film has strong message, one of family relationships strengthened by the race. Some of the teams are fathers and sons; others are brothers, and one team, the only females depicted at length, are racing wives and mothers who have gotten together in a team of their own. It's worth noting that filmmaker Brown's own parent Bruce made his name as an extreme-sports documentarian with surf and cycle movies that were huge hits a generation ago, like On Any Sunday.

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