Jason Statham stars in this hyper kinetic update of Roger Corman’s cult classic Death Race 2000, set in an economically devastated near future. When Statham is framed for murdering his wife, he is sent to a maximum security island prison where the inmates compete for their freedom on a deadly TV show.

While not offering any surprises, Death Race delivers exactly what it promises: fast cars, explosions, hot chicks, prison fights and just a hint of The Running Man-esque satire. Ian McShane and Joan Allen also star.

Grade: B

Death Race is currently available.