• Released
  • July 17, 2013
  • PG , 1 hr 36 min
  • Animated
    Family
  • 2,629 Fan Ratings
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85

Film.com

By Laremy Legel
Particular credit must be given to Samuel L. Jackson’s voicing of Whiplash and Paul Giamatti’s work on the voice of Chet. The chemistry between the two is awesome, hilarious even.
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80

The Dissolve

By Genevieve Koski
There’s nothing remotely revolutionary about Turbo’s underdog-sports narrative, but that’s okay—it’s one of the sturdiest plots in film for a reason—and the film’s emotional beats are no less potent for being expected, thanks to the ground-level focus on the human-snail relationships that fuel them.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

While there's no denying that the film is a harmless, wholesome, and heart-warming ride crafted with polish and skill, it's also so predictable that you'll see every twist in the story driving down Fifth Avenue.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A fresh, fast and funny little fable.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Nell Minow
The movie gets a bit slow, with too much time spent on the human characters, who are dreary and underwritten, compared to the big dreams of the little snail. But the film picks up when the racing snails come back onscreen, thanks to the adorable character design, with expressive use of those googly eyes, and especially to the voice talent.
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70

Variety

By Peter Debruge
Here, the laughs come not from the silly voices but a blend of snappy editing and clever character bits, including a recurring joke about an inappropriately named sidekick who calls himself White Shadow (Michael Patrick Bell).
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65

NPR

Turbo is harmless good fun — and impressionable kids could take worse lessons away from the multiplex.
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63

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
While small children may be enchanted by this little gastropod that could, adults will be more sorely tested. For all the horsepower Turbo boasts about, the movie tends toward the sluggish — as in slow as a slug.
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63

Slant Magazine

By R. Kurt Osenlund
As a film about social issues, and simply being yourself, it's commendably progressive, going so far as serving as a kind of coming-out story.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Has some appealing characters, a few laughs and then devolves into a predictable Tortoise and the Hare spinoff.
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58 out of 100
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