75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
At its best, it's buoyant pop entertainment focused on three things: speed, racing and retina-splitting oceans of digitally captured color.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Speed Racer offers a crazy, turbo-charged mix of cartoon kitsch, gamer action, and a wild new way to think of - and look at - movies.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The cast is generally game for playing cardboard cutouts, with Goodman having the most fun.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Unlike a Pixar cartoon that embraces as wide an audience as possible, Speed Racer proudly denies entry into its ultra-bright world to all but gamers, fanboys and anime enthusiasts. Story and character are tossed aside to focus obsessively on PG-rated action and milk-guzzling heroes.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The movie demands you be a glutton for sensation and then has the nerve to ask why you're not hungrier.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
If this action extravaganza represents the future of movies, it's going to be a sad, dead and awful future.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
There is one high note. You can approach Speed Racer as the trippiest stonerfest since Stanley Kubrick took his space odyssey.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Young boys are the only suitable audience for Speed Racer, the elaborate live-action adaptation written and directed by "Matrix" creators Larry and Andy Wachowski. And even they might feel an urge to squirm.
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Yes, it's a candy-colored Day-Glo world, but there's a liveliness missing from this lead-footed Speed Racer.
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0

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This toxic admixture of computer-generated frenzy and live-action torpor succeeds in being, almost simultaneously, genuinely painful -- the esthetic equivalent of needles in eyeballs -- and weirdly benumbing, like eye candy laced with lidocaine.
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37 out of 100
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