Entertainment Weekly

Subscribe

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content
Emmys 2017
Every unforgettable moment, every gorgeous dress.Click here

Article

Roadracers

Posted on

Roadracers

type:
TV Show
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
David Arquette, Salma Hayek
director:
Robert Rodriguez
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B-

Between shooting El Mariachi and its remake-cum-sequel, Desperado, Robert Rodriguez honed his chops in Showtime’s Rebel Highway series, which flattered ’60s exploitation flicks (like American International Pictures’) via sincere imitation. Roadracers has it all: sullen juvenile delinquents, hot rods, rumbles, switchblades, surf guitar, and obtuse adults who say things like ”Rock & roll: That music is turnin’ the kids into a buncha sex-hungry, beer-drinkin’, road-racin’ werewolves!” Buoyed by winning performances from David Arquette and Salma Hayek and ferociously kinetic editing by Rodriguez, it makes for a fun pastiche…at least until it turns needlessly violent and ”realistic.” Still, any movie that has a chase scene set at a roller rink is all right by me. B-

Comments