Turbo (2013)

A garden snail dreams of becoming the fastest snail in the world.

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 17, 2013
DVD Release Date: November 12, 2013
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It's nowhere near as inventive as its off-the-wall premise might suggest, but Turbo boasts just enough colorful visual thrills and sharp voice acting to recommend as undemanding family-friendly fare.

Anna Smith
Time Out

Kids should be game for the ride, and the colourful characters offer humour and poignancy.

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Michael Sragow
Orange County Register

[An] energetic, funny cartoon about a plucky garden snail.

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Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Metro (UK)

There's the odd giggle and diverting adult support from Samuel L Jackson, Snoop Dogg and Paul Giamatti but the ideal audience age range here is knee high to grasshopper.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

After the originality of the hero, the filmmakers borrow too heavily from other movies; the similarities to "Ratatouille" and "Cars" are almost distracting.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Turbo" isn't a perfect cartoon, but it's so likable that, like its humble hero, you have to root for it.

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times

The snail-eye view of burning up the racetrack at 200+ mph is thrilling; you'll think, 'Why am I choking up about a oxymoronic fast snail?' Finding one's bliss is magical!

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Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies

the movie seems to understand its own near-abject ridiculousness ... without getting overly nudge-nudge wink-wink ...

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Matt Zoller Seitz

There's nothing new here, just old stuff in a new-ish package. This movie's enjoyable, but never as daring or bizarre as it could have been.

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James Plath
Family Home Theater

Turbo is much stronger than Disney's Planes, and while parents may wonder if it's the right message to send youngsters that no dream is too big for the dreamer, Turbo is still a solid pick for family movie night.

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While following the formula of countless kids films before it, "Turbo" is the type of film that is just as light-hearted and heartwarming as it is… More
Carlos Magalhães
The sort of enjoyable eye candy whose interesting premise gets sabotaged by a very predictable development full of played-out clichés about being who you are… More
Manu Gino
He's fast. They're furious. Good animated movie! Who doesn't like a good underdog story? Well i for one do. Turbo is a fun, colorful, heart… More
Phil Hubbs
Dreamworks are on a roll here people, 'The Croods' 'Rise of the Guardians' and now this slick little number. Yet another insect tale and… More