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Firstly, I must admit that my rating is based on pure bias. I've been watching this film on habitual repeat since I was a kid and I never get tired of it.
The plot lacks severely, some of the humour fails to make its mark and we are "treated" to a rather terrible song performed by one of the actors mid-way. Oh and Roger Moore seemed to be just there for... well, I don't know why he was there. But forget all that. None of it's important.
Why, if it's so bad, do I keep watching it? Let's start with the soundtrack - an amazing selection of songs that you can only find on the incredibly rare OST. And then the stunts - a serious amount of awe for the talent of the stunt experts showing off their stuff. I will confess that some of the lame jokes still even rise a laugh from me - as do some of the antics of the teams in the race.
So - if you want a fun stunt film with great music, this is an enjoyable watch. Bear in mind that those giving it a low rating have very valid points, but if you have any appreciation for a mindless romp, here it is.
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