Speed Racer
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In the world of violent, high-speed racing, brothers Rex and Speed Racer become rivals as powerful racer Mondragan manipulates their careers in order to kill them both during the world championships, but the brothers learn its all just an act of vengeance against Pops Racer, who caused the death of Mondragan's father in a race long ago.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 39%

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"Amid the overly earnest tone, (almost) squeaky-clean humor and familiar messages about teamwork and integrity is the rare film family that's as strong at the start as they are by the end."
‑ William Goss, Film.com
"I love the look and the style and the spirit of this film."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"It seems less a commercial strategy by the Wachowskis as a philosophical one: to incorporate as many forms of communication and color-blind ethnicity as possible, much as they did with the Matrix pictures."
‑ Ray Pride, Newcity
"What grounds the spectacle, pushing it beyond a two-hour ejaculation of sensation, is its yearning for innocence"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"The brothers swamp the fragile story and characters with such a deluge of CGI tricks and elaborate action sequences that it proves hard to care about the humans on screen."
‑ Mike Goodridge, Screen International
"Twelve-year-old boys should be wowed, but for the rest of us, it will depend on your appetite for eye candy."
‑ Tom Charity, CNN.com
"Speed Racer creates a timeless, visually seductive world suspended somewhere between the pop '60s and the sci-fi future. Its biggest disappointment, strangely enough, is its raison d'être -- the races themselves."
‑ David Ansen, Newsweek
"This is Wacky Races powered by Enzo Ferrari and designed by Andy Warhol - candy-coloured carnage with a turbo-charged engine."
‑ Ali Gray, TheShiznit.co.uk
"Fellow critics mercilessly denounced this dazzling, visually inventive adaptation; one of the ten best films of 2008"
‑ Fr. Chris Carpenter, Orange County and Long Beach Blade
"You have to be 12 to like it, and I have to say there is little or nothing here to remind us why we were all quite so excited about The Matrix."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Even the target audience of 10-year-olds might get jimmy legs sitting for a punishing 135 minutes as the Wachowski brothers projectile-vomit their cotton-candy dreams all over the big screen."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Speed Racer intends to convey a sense of heedless momentum, but it drags painfully."
‑ Christopher Orr, The New Republic
"The filmic side effect of eating an entire bowl full of sugar, Speed Racer is designed entirely with one audience in mind, and despite it's best efforts it's not going to appeal to anyone else."
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
"Cut from car to driver to announcer to audience and over and over again, ad nauseam. Such pretty racing scenes, so little to actually see."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, Window to the Movies
"A flashy, colorful film that packs a ton o' fun into its fast-paced frame."
‑ JoBlo, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
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