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Turbo Kid (2015)

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Critic Consensus: A nostalgic ode to kids' movies of yesteryear, Turbo Kid eyes the past through an entertaining -- albeit surprisingly gory -- postmodern lens.

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Set in a post apocalyptic year of 1997, this retro-futuristic and nostalgic tribute to 80's action-adventure films follows an orphaned teenager who goes on an adventure to save his female-robot companion from the hands of an evil warlord who controls the only water supply.
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NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure
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Cast

Munro Chambers
as The Kid
Aaron Jeffery
as Frederic
Anouk Whissell
as The Mother
Yves Corbeil
as Turbo Général
Evan Manoukian
as Young The Kid
Martin Paquette
as Giant Warrior
Tyler Hall
as Bounty Hunter
François Simard
as The Father
François Simard
as The Father
Edwin Wright
as Skeletron
Orphee Ladouceur
as Female Guard
Pierre Sigouin
as Frederic's Brother
Yoann-Karl Whissell
as Bald Guard
Christian Picone
as Guard #1
Eric S. Boisvert
as Guard #2
Abdul Ayoola
as Guard #3
Thomas Luccioni
as Guard #4
Sam B. Cloutier
as Guard #5
Hazgary Colin
as Sentinel
David Rigby
as Odd-Looking Man
Louise Menard
as Old Lady
Bruno Corbin
as Transgender Prostitute
Jason Eisener
as The Cook
Sylvain Legrand
as Turbo Rider
Felix Sylvestre
as Zeus' Chauffeur
Marcello Bezima
as Bird Clan Leader
Alex Stine
as Prisoner #1
Patrick Kerton
as Gladiator #1
Rob deLeeuw
as Gladiator #2
Andree Anne Godbout
as Skeleton BMX Guard #1
Kim Cormier
as Skeleton BMX Guard #2
Jodie Rimmer
as Mother (voice), Mother
Geoff Houtman
as Father
Geoff Houtman
as Father (voice)
Luke Haigh
as Guard #12 & #14
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Critic Reviews for Turbo Kid

All Critics (45) | Top Critics (7)

"Turbo Kid" isn't really more mature than its raw generic parts, nor is it clever enough to disarm viewers who want to regress to childhood without feeling guilty for that naive impulse.

Full Review… | August 28, 2015
RogerEbert.com
Top Critic

Made for ironicists, Turbo Kid, in its endearingly goofy way, says good things about the power reserves of our childhood - an inner superhero we can call upon when needed.

Full Review… | August 28, 2015
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

The whole thing looks like it cost its writer-directors, François Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl Whissell, oh, maybe $1.98.

Full Review… | August 27, 2015
Seattle Times
Top Critic

It may be that, while watching the nine-figure reboot of Mad Max, there was a part of you that yearned for the $1.98 version. If so, Turbo Kid is for you.

Full Review… | August 27, 2015
Toronto Sun
Top Critic

With nods to Mad Max and a fun synth soundtrack, Turbo Kid packs plenty of retro affection and loopy fun, but its over-the-top violence gets tiresome; think Monty Python's Black Knight on endless repeat.

Full Review… | August 27, 2015
Toronto Star
Top Critic

A pitch-perfect pastiche that never mocks its inspirations, the picture is silly fun to warm the hearts of aging fanboys and delight hipsters who weren't yet born the first time Mel Gibson donned Max's leathers.

Full Review… | March 24, 2015
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Turbo Kid

½

The idea of a post-apocalyptic movie about people on bikes that looks and sounds entirely as if it was made in the 80s is awesome. And you can't blame a movie for its low budget. You can blame it for the rather unoriginal story it tells, though. While a lot of people seem ti give it a pass for its great soundtrack, nostalgic trash feeling or the incredible amount of blood and gore effects, the heart of the film feels a bit hollow and, worse, predictable. A guilty pleasure that could and should have dared to be more original.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

½

As a throwback to a retro 1980s style, it is a pity that it looks so cheap and goofy as if made by someone who had just left film school without a dime in his pocket, but despite its flaws, it is an entertaining pastiche full of energy, with Leboeuf and Ironside stealing the show and obviously having a lot of fun.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

½

"In the future," this one begins, "1997"... and its off to the excess races after that sublime proclamation in this postcard homage to those popcorn eaters of glorious youth when everything, even eating popcorn, was played bigger, larger than life, especially if it wasn't that at all. You'll need a raincoat for the buckets of corn syrupy blood splattered everywhere, and there's more android love here as a child of the wasteland fighting the corrupt powers that be, discovers a babe robot (Enough with the advertising, I'm ready for my babe robot right now!) in the process. Echoes of Mad Max Thunderdome just everywhere, too, especially the souped up hotrods everybody be riding. What's not to enjoy?

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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