Roadracers

B-
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September 19, 1997 at 04:00 AM EDT

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-

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