Turbo

Turbo

Turbo

From DreamWorks Animation (Shrek, Madagascar), a high-velocity family comedy about a garden snail who miraculously attains the power of super-speed and a shot at his impossible dream: to win the Indy 500. Voice cast includes Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Ken Jeong, Michelle Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph, Snoop Dogg and Samuel L. Jackson.

2013Rating: G96 minsUSADreamWorks Animation
AnimatedComedyKids & Family
86%
want to see

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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

flicks

Dreamworks takes the “I want to be a Kung Fu master – but I’m a Panda” formula and replaces it with: “I want to be a race car – but I’m a snail.” The result is a “no dream’s too big, no dreamer too small” tale that, whilst it ain’t up to Disney/Pixar standards, borrows liberally from their back catalogue. Think A Bug's Life in Cars, with bits of Ratatouille thrown in.

2.0

A slug is just a homeless snail

Turbo is what you’d expect and little else. Aside from turning the laws of both physics and biology on their heads Turbo attempts to teach kids valuable life lessons because as parents, we are all flatulent, bobble-headed failures. It’s a wonder children don’t frequently explode in the street from parental ineptitude. Fortunately, Dream Works and 20th...

2.0
Variety

Variety

press

The film's considerable charm comes through via its characters and sense of humor.

Time Out

Time Out

press

All Turbo does is give Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Samuel L. Jackson and Snoop Dogg the easiest paychecks they'll ever make.

2.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Even in the absence of originality, there is fun to be had, thanks to some loopy, clever jokes.

The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

The film's emotional beats are no less potent for being expected, thanks to the ground-level focus on the human-snail relationships that fuel them.

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An attractively designed but narratively challenged, one-note film.

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

flicks

Dreamworks takes the “I want to be a Kung Fu master – but I’m a Panda” formula and replaces it with: “I want to be a race car – but I’m a snail.” The result is a “no dream’s too big, no dreamer too small” tale that, whilst it ain’t up to Disney/Pixar standards, borrows liberally from their back catalogue. Think A Bug's Life in Cars, with bits of Ratatouille thrown in.

2.0
Variety

Variety

press

The film's considerable charm comes through via its characters and sense of humor.

Time Out

Time Out

press

All Turbo does is give Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Samuel L. Jackson and Snoop Dogg the easiest paychecks they'll ever make.

2.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Even in the absence of originality, there is fun to be had, thanks to some loopy, clever jokes.

The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

The film's emotional beats are no less potent for being expected, thanks to the ground-level focus on the human-snail relationships that fuel them.

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An attractively designed but narratively challenged, one-note film.

A slug is just a homeless snail

Turbo is what you’d expect and little else. Aside from turning the laws of both physics and biology on their heads Turbo attempts to teach kids valuable life lessons because as parents, we are all flatulent, bobble-headed failures. It’s a wonder children don’t frequently explode in the street from parental ineptitude. Fortunately, Dream Works and 20th...

2.0