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Speed Racer Reviews

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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-
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
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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.
August 22, 2008
The Wachowskis blur the definition of "children's film" as much as the original cartoon challenged Western perceptions of "children's television".
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June 13, 2008
This is fairly simplistic anti-corporate fare, told in a way that occasionally defies comprehension as well as gravity. Impressionistic is the word.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 13, 2008
Resembling little more than a two-hour video game, the high-energy movie is positive enough about the strength of family to forgive the challenges of the format and simply go along for the (very loud and noisy) ride offered by the Wachowski brothers.
June 12, 2008
Given that Speed Racer itself is basically an elaborate commercial, the anti-corporate message inevitably rings hollow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 12, 2008
Speed Racer is a masterpiece of its kind, and a definitive benchmark for film not only as a special effects extravaganza but as the moment when the Wachowskis went from wunderkind directors to true auteurs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
October 18, 2008
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