Death Race is true to the genre of movies it belongs to. That of action, action and more action.
At times one feels that one is actually in a video game.
The story is good, but it is the action which makes the movie. Not for the faint hearted, with blood and gory killings strewn all over the movie.
I have a feeling that the movie is mostly a 'guy' movie, and for those handful of women who like this kind of action. However, within the format it belongs to, it does a good job.