Speed Racer

2008 • 134 minutes
4.6
82 reviews
42%
Tomatometer
PG
Rating
Eligible
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About this movie

Lilly & Lana Wachowski bring a classic anime to the big screen: Matthew Fox, John Goodman, Christina Ricci and Susan Sarandon star with Emile Hirsch as Speed Racer! Fearlessly hurtling down the track, careening around, over and through the competition in his thundering Mach 5, Speed Racer was born to race cars. But when Speed turns down a lucrative offer from Royalton Industries, he not only infuriates the company’s maniacal owner but uncovers a terrible secret--some of the biggest races are being fixed by a handful of ruthless moguls! The only way for Speed to save his family’s business and the sport he loves is to beat Royalton at his own game. With the support of his family and his loyal girlfriend, Trixie, Speed teams with his one-time rival the mysterious Racer X to win the race that took his brother, Rex Racer’s, life: the death-defying, cross-country rally known as The Crucible.
Rating
PG

Ratings and reviews

4.6
82 reviews
Steven Liang
May 30, 2021
I watched speed racer the cartoon when it came out. The things I like about this movie are the A,B,C, buttons; the jumper, the M5 design. This film has some of the best actors around like Susan Sarandon and Hiroyuki Sanada. The best bits are the desert race and the final race. Everything else I had to fast forward to make this film watchable. So, literally I just watch speed racer push some button, jumped around, and Susan Sarandon's incredible acting skill which is her ability to react to nothing. If I watched the whole movie, I would have hated it. Fast forward made it into just a "don't like it" score. Go speed racer goooooooooooooooooo. Hay speed racer, the secret engine design is etched on the wind shield BTW.
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Bijan Jalili
June 16, 2021
It's a movie that seemed to focus on style rather than much else. The story is terrible, the acting is subpar (even with some decent actors in it) and the races are just not that exciting. It feels like they decided that on a particular drifting cgi and just kept that throughout. The cinemasins for this movie was more entertaining.
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Jesse R
December 19, 2021
I have been searching for my childhood 1960s/70s reruns of Classic Japanese Manga anime. [adult swim]™️ used to play ASTRO BOY (the original),Gigantor, Speed Racer, at 6:00 a.m in the fledgling, virtually no content like they[Williams Street]now have a surplus because of die hard fans that have known of the 90s "Tim and Eric ","Ab*So*lute* ly" lol, days referred to "Stoner's ad hoc, dgaf shows" like "Dr. Brule's" show, 12 oz. Mouse in cardboard city,Space Ghost C2C, The Brak Show, Drinky Crow+?
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