Speed Racer

Release Date: May 9th, 2008

DVD Release Date: September 16th, 2008

PG |2 hr 15 min

Plot Summary

Born into a family business of race cars, Speed Racer (Emile Hirsch) is one of the track's hot stars. Sitting at the wheel of his Mach 5, he consistently deflates the competition. When Speed turns down an offer from the head of Royalton Industries, he uncovers a secret. Powerful moguls fix the races to boost profits. Hoping to beat the executive, Speed enters the same arduous cross-country race that killed his brother.

Cast: Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, Susan Sarandon, John Goodman, Matthew Fox, Roger Allam, Kick Gurry, Paulie Litt

Director: Lilly Wachowski , Lana Wachowski

Genres: Action , Adventure

Production Co: Silver Pictures

Distributors: Warner Bros.

Keywords: School, Competition, Family, Quest, Mother, Hilarious, Brother, Emotional, Growing up, Father, Rivalry, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    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. show more

  • 60
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Unlike a Pixar cartoon that embraces as wide an audience as possible, Speed Racer proudly denies entry into its ultra-bright world to all but gamers, fanboys and anime enthusiasts. Story and character are tossed aside to focus obsessively on PG-rated action and milk-guzzling heroes. show more

  • 0
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    This toxic admixture of computer-generated frenzy and live-action torpor succeeds in being, almost simultaneously, genuinely painful -- the esthetic equivalent of needles in eyeballs -- and weirdly benumbing, like eye candy laced with lidocaine. show more

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