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Speed Racer Reviews

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June 30, 2020
Speed Racer has the extraordinary style down pat, and its sense of abstraction is what sells the vast race-fixing conspiracy lurking in the background of the plot.
October 28, 2019
A misstep of epic proportions -- an overbearing mix of candy-coated visuals and an incoherent plot.
Full Review | Original Score: F
July 19, 2019
Its main attraction is: It is pure movement, a plastic experiment that does not look like anything that has been done before. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 5, 2019
A flawed experiment with a heart of gold.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 8, 2019
The action in Speed Racer is top notch in every sense, as though everything the Wachowskis worked on in the Matrix trilogy was simply a warm up.
August 17, 2017
An excellent cast, story and visuals combine for an adrenaline-fueled experience. Go, Speed Racer!
Full Review | Original Score: A-
July 18, 2014
It seems less a commercial strategy by the Wachowskis as a philosophical one: to incorporate as many forms of communication and color-blind ethnicity as possible, much as they did with the Matrix pictures.
May 29, 2013
Amid the overly earnest tone, (almost) squeaky-clean humor and familiar messages about teamwork and integrity is the rare film family that's as strong at the start as they are by the end.
October 14, 2012
This is Wacky Races powered by Enzo Ferrari and designed by Andy Warhol - candy-coloured carnage with a turbo-charged engine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 30, 2011
The filmic side effect of eating an entire bowl full of sugar, Speed Racer is designed entirely with one audience in mind, and despite it's best efforts it's not going to appeal to anyone else.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
August 26, 2009
What grounds the spectacle, pushing it beyond a two-hour ejaculation of sensation, is its yearning for innocence
February 27, 2009
Fellow critics mercilessly denounced this dazzling, visually inventive adaptation; one of the ten best films of 2008
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 14, 2008
Cut from car to driver to announcer to audience and over and over again, ad nauseam. Such pretty racing scenes, so little to actually see.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
October 18, 2008
The brothers swamp the fragile story and characters with such a deluge of CGI tricks and elaborate action sequences that it proves hard to care about the humans on screen.
October 18, 2008
You have to be 12 to like it, and I have to say there is little or nothing here to remind us why we were all quite so excited about The Matrix.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 18, 2008
A flashy, colorful film that packs a ton o' fun into its fast-paced frame.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 18, 2008
Twelve-year-old boys should be wowed, but for the rest of us, it will depend on your appetite for eye candy.
October 18, 2008
Even the target audience of 10-year-olds might get jimmy legs sitting for a punishing 135 minutes as the Wachowski brothers projectile-vomit their cotton-candy dreams all over the big screen.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 1, 2008
You can feel the kids in the audience tapping their feet, waiting for more action. So, let's just give the kids what they want: fast-paced excitement, wrapped up in a colorful package.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 22, 2008
The arty blockbuster has arrived, and it's as flashy, accessorized and auto-erotic as can be. Which creates a strange sensation indeed, that it's not just the cars that are smoking, but those Wachowski brothers as well, and whatever's in their pipes too.
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