Speed Racer Synopsis
Speed (Emile Hirsch) enters a grueling, cross-country auto race in defiance of a corrupt mogul.
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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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Bring your inner 10-year old

By RandytheMovieFan
OK, I was a fan of the original Speed Racer cartoon series 40 years ago, meaning I'm now 40 years older than the target demographic of 10-year old boys. But if you don't expect more than a movie...

Fun Movie, Great Effects...story confusing at times.

By KnicksDiva
As expected, the movie was visually stunning! Kids of ALL ages will enjoy this movie. I would recommend however that you go in there expecting a movie purely for entertainment purposes. There were...

Go Go Go!

By caskey
It's actually really good. I enjoyed it as an art piece. It is really different from anything else I've seen. I love the way it is edited… the characters and props swiping the screen. It's really...

Speed Racer: A total drag

By Bexgrl
This movie will either total suck or be wicked sweet. But why see this when you can go see Iron Man???...

SPEED RACER-- WHEEL Good:

By jimchudnow
[From an advance screening:] This is basically an extended live-action CARTOON (reprising elements of the animated TV series from the late ’60’s). EMILE HIRSCH plays the sometimes-conflicted...

Can't Wait

By It'sMe95
OMG I am going to see this movie in IMAX It is going to rock I can't wait...

Great Movie

By QQQAAA
A ery great movie, should go!...

dwmfi

By austin364
this movie looks sooooooo gay it is not even funny the boy sounds soooooooo retarted when he said go speed gooo...

Parents Beware

By gcomara
I took three 6 year olds today. Overall they loved the movie and were on the edge of their seats at the end. Bouncing up and down excited! HOWEVER, I almost walked out. The word 'Ass' was used...

its otay!!

By captaincrunch1445
not a big fan of these movie types. I hope this movie isn't as much CGI as it looks in the traliers cuz it looks really corny. It would be soo sweet if this racing movie was like fast and furious,...

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Rated PG | For sequences of action, some violence and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 8+ Action-packed kids' film fun, with a few sputters.
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