Speed Racer

Speed Racer
  • 2008
  • US
  • 2h 14min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Wachowski brothers
  • Written by: Wachowski brothers
  • Cast: Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, John Goodman, Susan Sarandon, Scott Porter, Kick Gurry, Roger Allam, Matthew Fox, Rain
  • Website: www.speedracerthemovie.warnerbros.com

A live action though CG-heavy adaptation of a 1960s Japanese television anime about a futuristic family of racecar designer-drivers who are pitted against a corporate fat cat. The film's message is: business bad, family good, winning best of all. Not that this matters in a film with migraine-inducing race sequences and stomach-churning thrill-rides.

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Speed Racer

8 May 20083 stars

FANTASY/ADVENTURE (PG) 134min Having taken a break from directing since completing The Matrix trilogy five years ago, the Wachowski brothers (who wrote and produced but didn’t direct their last film, the abysmal V for Vendetta) are back in the driving…

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