Turbo (2013)



Critic Consensus: It's nowhere near as inventive as its off-the-wall premise might suggest, but Turbo boasts just enough colorful visual thrills and sharp voice acting to recommend as undemanding family-friendly fare.

Movie Info

A garden snail dreams of becoming the fastest snail in the world.

Rating: PG (for some mild action and thematic elements)
Genre: Animation, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Darren Lemke, David Soren, Robert Siegel
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 12, 2013
Box Office: $83.0M
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Critic Reviews for Turbo

All Critics (105) | Top Critics (26)

Kids should be game for the ride, and the colourful characters offer humour and poignancy.

Full Review… | October 15, 2013
Time Out
Top Critic

Boasts one of the most one-note protagonist in animated film history, some troubling racial elements, and a paint-by-numbers execution that makes this film about the dream to go fast feel painfully slow.

Full Review… | February 6, 2014
Movie Mezzanine

The outcome is as predictable as the premise is outrageous in this crowd-pleasing 3D animated comedy.

Full Review… | December 11, 2013

Turbo is a very cute movie with lots of great animation and elements that the kids are going to love. It's just a bit hard to swallow.

Full Review… | December 6, 2013
7M Pictures

'Turbo' isn't as original, complex, or humor-infused as a film like 'Ratatouille,' but it's still a solid movie for family viewing.

Full Review… | November 16, 2013
Movie Metropolis

The animated races are fast and fun, the jokes are hip without being too snarky and the starry voice cast is super.

Full Review… | October 25, 2013
Irish Times

Audience Reviews for Turbo


Since Dreamworks are in the race with Pixar for the best animation studios (which everybody already know the result), they will make a movie every year and Turbo's got his turn to race in 2013.. As usual, nothing special from this movie as Dreamworks always like to make a movie about talking animals.. But as an animation movie for general audiences, it quite entertaining so still cheer up Turbo!

Sanjaya 丘耀文

Super Reviewer


While following the formula of countless kids films before it, "Turbo" is the type of film that is just as light-hearted and heartwarming as it is hilarious. With a story about a snail named Turbo who races in the Indianapolis 500, you have to be ready for ridiculousness from the beginning. I definitely prepared myself and it was a very fun ride! The voice acting is so Hollywood that it became a little distracting to me, and the father-son moments kind of made me role my eyes a bit, but there are truly some scenes that got me a little teary-eyed. "Turbo" is by no means the best animated film of the year, but it's a good watch if you have nothing better to do. Definitely recommended for kids!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

He's fast. They're furious.

Good animated movie! Who doesn't like a good underdog story? Well i for one do. Turbo is a fun, colorful, heart warming and cute film about big dreams and small beginnings. The lively cast make for a really charming film, really liked the characters. It is a fairly predictable film but the heart makes it special and makes up for that mostly. The racing theme is fun but Cars has done it before in the animated genre though in Turbo that setting felt really good and genuine. I liked the idea of a diverse humble supporting cast though a few stereotypes are there but nothing offensive. Granted the story is weak and it could have been developed on a further level to enhance the film and characters. The music is an added bonus with some classics and pumping familiar tracks though original music would have been a bit better. It isn't the best animated film this year but it is sweet and a fun, quick and charming watch.

From the makers of MADAGASCAR and KUNG FU PANDA, TURBO is a high-velocity 3D comedy about a snail who dares to dream big - and fast. After a freak accident infuses him with the power of super-speed, Turbo kicks into overdrive and embarks on an extraordinary journey to achieve the seemingly impossible: competing in the world's fastest race, the Indianapolis 500. With the help of his tricked-out streetwise snail crew, this ultimate underdog puts his heart and shell on the line to prove that no dream is too big, and no dreamer too small.

Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

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