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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Kids should be game for the ride, and the colourful characters offer humour and poignancy."
‑ Anna Smith, Time Out
"[An] energetic, funny cartoon about a plucky garden snail."
‑ Michael Sragow, Orange County Register
"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."
‑ Russell Hainline, Movie Mezzanine
"'Turbo' isn't as original, complex, or humor-infused as a film like 'Ratatouille,' but it's still a solid movie for family viewing."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"The racing set-pieces are fizzy enough, but you have to wonder if teaching snails not to be content with their given snail speed is the right message to put out there."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"After the originality of the hero, the filmmakers borrow too heavily from other movies; the similarities to "Ratatouille" and "Cars" are almost distracting."
‑ Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
""Turbo" isn't a perfect cartoon, but it's so likable that, like its humble hero, you have to root for it."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"The outcome is as predictable as the premise is outrageous in this crowd-pleasing 3D animated comedy."
‑ Todd Jorgenson, Cinemalogue.com
"The animated races are fast and fun, the jokes are hip without being too snarky and the starry voice cast is super."
‑ Tara Brady, Irish Times
"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."
‑ Ed Whitfield, The Ooh Tray
"the movie seems to understand its own near-abject ridiculousness ... without getting overly nudge-nudge wink-wink ..."
‑ Glenn Kenny, MSN Movies
"A derivative but nevertheless good-hearted movie that's peppered with enough clever touches to engage adults as well as moviegoers of the smaller, squirmier variety."
‑ Jen Chaney, Washington Post
"Turbo is a very cute movie with lots of great animation and elements that the kids are going to love. It's just a bit hard to swallow."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"The graphics are colourful and kinetic in a souped-up computer game sort of way, and there's pleasure to be had in watching the racetrack zoom by at full throttle."
‑ Mark Kermode, Observer [UK]
"The picture has an energy which dares you to confine the term 'snail's pace' to history."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
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