General Information

Glossary: S
Released Year: 2008
Runtime: 135 minutes
Genre: Action, Family, Sport
Directors: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Writers: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Casts: Emile Hirsch, Nicholas Elia, Susan Sarandon, Melissa Holroyd, Ariel Winter, Scott Porter, Gian Ganziano, Peter Fernandez, Harvey Friedman, Sadao Ueda, Valery Tscheplanowa, Sami Loris, Olivier Marlo, Sean McDonagh, Kick Gurry
IMDB: Speed Racer (2008) - IMDB

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Ratings


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IMDB Rating: 6.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.1

Reviews

75
Philadelphia Inquirer - 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.
60
New York Daily News - Joe Neumaier
The cast is generally game for playing cardboard cutouts, with Goodman having the most fun.
50
Entertainment Weekly - 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.
50
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers
There is one high note. You can approach Speed Racer as the trippiest stonerfest since Stanley Kubrick took his space odyssey.

Speed Racer (2008)


The story begins with Speed Racer who is a young man with natural racing instincts whose goal is to win The Crucible, a cross-country car racing rally that took the life of his older brother, Rex Racer. Speed is loyal to the family business, run by his parents Pops and Mom. Pops designed Speed's car, the Mach 5. The owner of Royalton Industries makes Speed a lucrative offer, Speed rejects the offer, angering the owner. Speed also uncovers a secret that top corporate interests, including Royalton, are fixing races and cheating to gain profit. With the offer to Speed denied, Royalton wants to ensure that Speed will not win races. Speed finds support from his parents and his girlfriend Trixie and enters The Crucible in a partnership with his one-time rival, Racer X, seeking to rescue his family's business and the racing sport itself.