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Turbo Reviews

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Russell Hainline
Movie Mezzanine
February 6, 2014
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 | Original Score: D
Curtis Woloschuk
Willamette Week
July 16, 2013
It seems "slow and steady wins the race" doesn't carry much weight in an era of instant gratification.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Curtis Woloschuk
Paste Magazine
July 19, 2013
The prevailing sense with Turbo is that it's overly calculated while receiving none of the basic care and attention it requires in order to thrive.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.2/10
John Serba
July 17, 2013
Destined to be remembered only as That Snail Movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dale Roe
Austin American-Statesman
July 18, 2013
The film looks great (which is barely even worth mentioning in reviews of CGI movies anymore), but it has problems under the hood.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
William Bibbiani
July 15, 2013
A family-friendly talking animal underdog sports film that basically condones the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Somewhere, Rudy Ruettiger is crying.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/10
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
October 20, 2013
David Soren and his Dreamworks Animatoids follow the Pixar playbook page by well-thumbed page, replicating the utilitarian plotting and kooky characters that lend themselves so completely to merchandise spin-offs.
Matt Fowler
IGN Movies
July 16, 2013
While mostly harmless, a sluggish Turbo sputters its way to the finish line.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Drew McWeeny
July 17, 2013
While 'Turbo' isn't a chore for an adult, it comes close enough to make the differences between Dreamworks and Pixar more apparent than ever.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Kirk Honeycutt
July 15, 2013
Novelty and a time-worn storyline mingle to mixed results in DreamWorks' animated feature 'Turbo.'
Full Review | Original Score: 5
Anton Bitel
October 18, 2013
This flashy fantasia attempts to fuel-inject an American dream that is stuck in a recessionary slow lane.
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 17, 2013
Let's face it: Kids aren't a very demanding audience. If there's color, movement, and a high quotient of silliness, they're happy.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
July 16, 2013
Content to be merely cheerfully clichéd, it's an assembly-line kids' film that, unlike its daring protagonist, risks little, and thus reaps only modest rewards.
Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central
July 17, 2013
The story is inspirational, but the movie isn't. Small kids will probably get a kick out of it, but parents will most likely be bored. I know I was. Even my 9 year old didn't care for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
July 10, 2013
An attractively designed but narratively challenged, one-note film.
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
July 17, 2013
One of those dull films where parents are gonna have to take one for the team and suffer through.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 25, 2013
It is aggressive, poisonous in its mediocrity, not just denuded of imagination and creativity but openly contemptuous of the idea of such things.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
October 15, 2013
Visually colourful but narratively bland ... Turbo zips through your brain without leaving a mark.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Matt Pais
July 16, 2013
Wimbledon doesn't expressly prohibit rhinos either, but something tells me the eligibility of a magic, tennis-playing rhino wouldn't be a quick decision.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Brent Simon
Screen International
July 10, 2013
Showcases a bit of wily imagination but quickly ducks back into its shell, opting for a safe, all-too-familiar athletic story of underdog triumph.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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