Maximum Thrust (2003) from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)

Maximum Thrust, also known simply as Thrust,  is a soft core sex film about street racing. I suppose it is the Citizen Kane of street racing sex films.

Given the genre, the overview will follow a format appropriate to the consumer interest.


Breasts from Beverly Lynne, Robin Hyden, Nicole Oring

Akira Lane provides the full monty, front and rear.

1. Is the sex hot? No, It is average by genre standards.

2. Is the sex creative, or creatively filmed? Most of it is standard stuff, but a couple of scenes are inventive. About average overall.

3. Is the sex in good lighting? Some yes, some no. Call it average, or slightly below.

4. Is the nudity comprehensive? Not at all. Only one of the four women does a clear unobstructed frontal with her face in the frame. The other three offer breasts-and-face only.

5. Are the women attractive? Just adequate, not spectacular. Two of the four have real breasts, which most people consider a plus.

6. Is the performing solid? Yes. It is not Branagh's Henry V, but is average or above average by genre standards.

DVD info from Amazon

  • no widescreen

  • no meaningful features

7. Are the plot and production values solid? Amazingly, yes. It looks like a real movie, and the plot is almost good enough to hold one's attention without the sex scenes. That is the film's strength. The racing scenes are cool, the film has a good look, and the plot has a beginning, middle, and end. The film is quite skillfully edited.

Unfortunately, the positives in areas 6 and 7 are not as important to genre fans as the other five areas - in which the film is average or below average. In addition, Tuna disagrees on point seven anyway, so that doesn't really leave anything as a compelling draw.


Thrust (2003) is a skinemax sports cliche soft-core which IMDB calls Maximum Thrust. The sport this time is street racing. We have Robyn Hyden as the former champ who lost her driver and her reputation when her new experimental car exploded. She blames the new king of the sport, Onyx, claiming that he sabotaged the car. She is now trying a comeback. She is out of money, her car needs parts she can't afford, and she is afraid to use her special modification as it might be dangerous. Former Dallas Cheerleader Beverly Lynne is a new but talented driver whom she hires to drive her car, so she can concentrate on the engine work.

Her assistant is Nicole Oring, and Onyx's main squeeze is Akira Lane. Hyden shows everything in a sex scene, ad the other three women show everything in two sex scenes each. As a matter of fact, way too much time is devoted to the sex scenes, even for a soft-core. The plot is totally predictable, and most of the nude scenes are very dark.  It has the requisite nudity for a soft-core, but the plot is not at all engaging.


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The meaning of the IMDb score: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence equivalent to about three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, comparable to approximately two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, equivalent to about a two star rating from the critics, or a C- from our system. Films rated below five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film - this score is roughly equivalent to one and a half stars from the critics or a D on our scale. (Possibly even less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. (C+ means it has no crossover appeal, but will be considered excellent by genre fans, while C- indicates that it we found it to be a poor movie although genre addicts find it watchable). D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well. Any film rated C- or better is recommended for fans of that type of film. Any film rated B- or better is recommended for just about anyone. We don't score films below C- that often, because we like movies and we think that most of them have at least a solid niche audience. Now that you know that, you should have serious reservations about any movie below C-.

Based on this description, this is a C- (both reviewers). It is an adequate, but not good, genre film that will not disappoint you if you read the comments above and still want to see it, but there is no overwhelming reason for you to do that.

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