The performers, headed by Travis Pastrana, smile constantly and aren’t particularly witty. But they’re enjoyable company all the same.
Only one stunt – a complicated leap from a high-rise in Panama – appears to risk imminent death. The rest are in the broken-bone-and-bruises category. The vignettes lead up to a big show in Las Vegas in which the cheering throng tends to get in the way of the action.
Without the slo-mo and replays, the film’s 93 minutes would come in at half the length. But the prospect of seeing a stunt repeated four or five times is, after all, what will likely draw the targeted audience in the first place.
The film contains fleeting crass language and stunts no one should try at home. The Catholic News Service classification is A-III – adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 – parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
Jensen is a guest reviewer for Catholic News Service.