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Nitro Circus: The Movie 3D (2012)


Average Rating: 4/10
Reviews Counted: 18
Fresh: 1
Rotten: 17

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

Average Rating: 3.8/10
Reviews Counted: 6
Fresh: 0
Rotten: 6

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.


Average Rating: 3.6/5
User Ratings: 8,858


Movie Info

The show follows Travis and the Nitro Circus Crew as they travel around the world setting up outrageous stunts and pushing the human body to the limit, constantlylooking to innovate the world of action sports. Travis' compound in Annapolis houses a full motocross course, foampits and a homemade waterslide carved into a hill creating a self contained extreme sports circus. -- (C) Official Site

PG-13 (for depiction of extreme and dangerous stunts throughout, and for language)
Documentary , Action & Adventure , Sports & Fitness , Comedy
Directed By:
Written By:
Jeremy Rawle , Travis Pastrana
In Theaters:
Nov 13, 2012
Box Office:
Arc Entertainment - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Nitro Circus: The Movie 3D

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (1) | Rotten (17) | DVD (2)

Those whose instant mental riposte is "not to mention our relationship with common sense" are definitely not the target audience.

Full Review… | August 10, 2012
New York Post
Top Critic

If you're going to keep throwing your life on the line, you've got to give us a reason to care.

Full Review… | August 9, 2012
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Watching people take their lives into their hands shouldn't be as tedious as Nitro Circus: The Movie 3D.

Full Review… | August 8, 2012
Top Critic

The personalities on screen have such limited shticks, such one-dimensional ideas, that they're no fun to hang out with.

Full Review… | August 8, 2012
Top Critic

Remains firmly planted in the realm of the inarticulate dude-bro, where shirtless men gleefully engage in physical acts of self-inflicted pain without a trace of real self-awareness or understanding.

Full Review… | August 8, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

When something that was originally slapdash and spontaneous becomes big business, part of the fun always seems to go out of it, a phenomenon that you can feel throughout "Nitro Circus: The Movie 3D."

Full Review… | August 8, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

The 3D action-sports documentary Nitro Circus: The Movie has a few bonus dimensions, but that doesn't make it deep.

Full Review… | November 16, 2012
Film Journal International

Various bike-, auto- and skate-inspired shenanigans do not a movie make.

Full Review… | November 1, 2012

A movie full of stupid human tricks. Makes you wonder why anyone would make a movie about these guys (and one gal).

Full Review… | August 24, 2012

The Jackass stunts are at least outrageous and disgusting, eliciting much stronger reactions. Nitro Cirtus is equally dumb, and much duller to boot.

Full Review… | August 22, 2012
Common Sense Media

Yes, this is the same [stuff] you've seen from this crew on their 2009 MTV show, but this time, it's in 3D and costs $15.

Full Review… | August 16, 2012
Boston Phoenix

The banter between the group lacks much wit or humor. Then again, that's hardly the point.

Full Review… | August 13, 2012

Exhausting and repetitively reckless - better to watch it - free - on MTV or elsewhere.

Full Review… | August 11, 2012
SSG Syndicate

The fun and charm, if you will, of Knoxville and company is sorely lacking here. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)

Full Review… | August 10, 2012
Screen It!

Nitro Circus is an overcooked sham, too broad to take seriously, while treating genuine injury as an opportunity to point and laugh.

Full Review… | August 8, 2012

While the Nitro Circus's many achievements are impressive, they pale in comparison to those of Knoxville and company's.

Full Review… | August 5, 2012
Slant Magazine

[VIDEO ESSAY] eye-popping celebration of a talented and fearless stunt crew unafraid to put their lives on the line. Taste the adrenaline babyface.

Full Review… | July 31, 2012

Audience Reviews for Nitro Circus: The Movie 3D

Nitro Circus's feature film didn't quite have the same success as those that Jackass put out, but in reality they're not too far apart. This movie is fun for what it is, and what it is, is a bunch of fearless(at least they appear that way) extreme sport athletes doing crazy stunts. The crazy stunts range from tricycle double backflips to seeing how many times they can roll a car. None of these ideas are too bright, but they all seem to work out in an entertaining and dangerous way. The film is basically just watching the different experiments in pain and danger. In-between there are interviews with different people and we also count down the time until the teams first live show in Las Vegas. 

The film is alright for what it is. These aren't my favorite things to watch, but I do find everyone in the Nitro Circus crew to be likable. In the end, you should no whether you'll get any enjoyment out of this all before even starting it. If you like watching people cause injury to themselves then it may be worth a look, if not, stay away because that is all this is.

Melvin White

Super Reviewer


Nitro Circus delivers some cool stunts, but in terms of substance, there's nothing else to offer. The attempts at comedy, doesn't have anything that stands out, and after watching members of the team whip out constantly, this movie becomes tiresome and stupid. This film could have been something great, I mean some of the stunts were fun to watch, and I enjoy Travis Pastrana, but this one failed to deliver something truly memorable and fun. I've had more fun watching Jeb Corliss videos on YouTube than watching this painful attempt at delivers a stunt movie. After a while, I found myself not caring what was happening on-screen. This is a tiresome film that despite the fact relies on cool stunts, is not a film worth seeing again. Beware about this one, you've seen it all before and though some things that Nitro Circus do are cool, it lacks depth and a reason to exist. For example, they could have gone into the history of Nitro Circus a bit more and introduced each member and give them a reason why they have that rush of adrenaline. No reason is ever given, and it's just stunt after stunt, along with a few fails, and bad attempts at humor. I'll give these guys credit, what they do is cool; however it did not necessitate a film. This was poorly done and it would have been better as shorts instead of a full on feature length movie. Fans may enjoy it, but I didn't enjoy the way I thought I would. In fact, I thought it was awful as a feature.

Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

Super Reviewer

Hey, lets make a Jackass movie but take away everything that made Jackass interesting and throw in Channing Tatum for no reason AT ALL!

Joshua Wilburn
Joshua Wilburn

Super Reviewer

Yawn. That's about all I could do during this movie. I don't know where they were trying to go with Nitro Circus, but it was a very, very watered down version of Jackass filmed with a number of guys who just weren't interesting. Even the 3D was lame. They didn't do anything with it.

They didn't seem to know how to make this work in a way that would lead to the finale they wanted. It was just one lame stunt after another with one or two interesting ones added for good measure. Top it off with a couple of interesting stunts and there you have it. Nitro Circus in 3D.

Nitro Circus just isn't worth seeing. One TV episode of Jackass is more fun, entertaining and charismatic than the entire Nitro Circus movie.

Jason Cenzano

Super Reviewer

Nitro Circus: The Movie 3D Quotes

Tommy Passemante:
Your like a unicorn, the only difference is... you've been spotted.
– Submitted by Chase Y (2 years ago)
Travis Pastrana:
You landed on your face and you got a calf cramp?
– Submitted by Chris P (2 years ago)
Travis Pastrana:
Making dreams and nightmares come true.
– Submitted by Chris P (2 years ago)

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