Speed Racer

Speed Racer

By Andy Wachowski & Larry Wachowski

  • Genre: Andy Wachowski & Larry Wachowski
  • Release Date: 2008-09-16
  • Advisory Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 2h 15min
  • Director: Andy Wachowski & Larry Wachowski
  • iTunes Price: USD 7.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99

Description

Hurtling down the track, careening around, over and through the competition, Speed Racer (Emile Hirsch) is a natural behind the wheel. Born to race cars, Speed is aggressive, instinctive and, most of all, fearless. His only real competition is the memory of the brother he idolized—the legendary Rex Racer—whose death in a race has left behind a legacy that Speed is driven to fulfill. Speed is loyal to the family racing business, led by his father, Pops Racer (John Goodman), the designer of Speed's thundering Mach 5. When Speed turns down a lucrative and tempting offer from Royalton Industries, he not only infuriates the company's maniacal owner (Roger Allam) but uncovers a terrible secret—some of the biggest races are being fixed by a handful of ruthless moguls who manipulate the top drivers to boost profits. If Speed won't drive for Royalton, Royalton will see to it that the Mach 5 never crosses another finish line. The only way for Speed to save his family's business and the sport he loves is to beat Royalton at his own game. With the support of his family and his loyal girlfriend, Trixie (Christina Ricci), Speed teams with his one-time rival—the mysterious Racer X (Matthew Fox)—to win the race that had taken his brother's life: the death-defying, cross-country rally known as The Crucible.

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Reviews

  • ****

    5
    By Lovemesometwilight
    *******
  • Ahead of it's time!

    5
    By philipmancinijr
    It's impossible to fathom how wrong the movie critics were when rating this film. They simply didn't get it!! This move blended live action anime better than anything I've ever seen. If you're a true fan of the orginal Speed Racer series and the Wachowski's, then you'll love this film. The storyline is tight, the characters are well developed, the acting is great, and the visuals are absolutely fantastic!! My kids were addicted to this movie and it was something we would all watch again and again. It's no surprise why it's now considered one of the movie underrated movies ever!! Watch it! You won't be sorry.
  • Artistic Masterpiece

    5
    By VBach
    If you enjoyed the Wachoski's prior work (or even if you aren’t) and enjoy beautifully crafted motion pictures, this film is a must watch. I don't know what critics look for half the time but I rate movies on how I feel when I watch them and this is one of my favorites. As others have mentions, the performances are excellent, the cinematography is absolutely breathtaking, and there are certainly moments that tug at your heartstrings. Add this to your watchlist.
  • Excellent and fun...

    5
    By JediMasterLex
    Very underrated! Great movie for showing off a new tv too. Great balance between modern and classic tv show. If was too close to source material would be a bad movie. I went in with fair expectations and was so happy. Have watched repeatedly over the years. Hoping for a 4K release soon.
  • Great

    5
    By ILOVE SPEEDRACER
    I love this movie and wish I could have seen it in theaters when it first came out.
  • I love this movie!

    5
    By Warrior man 42
    It’s been years and I’m still watching this movie!!
  • It's all down to preference!

    5
    By KCmovies
    This is definitely a great movie with lots to take in and enjoy. Yes, it is not the perfect movie but is there ever one? You don't hate first person shooter games just because they make you dizzy just as you don't hate a movie just because you can't take the graphics. Given, story and storyline isn't great, but I honestly think it is solid and entertaining. In the end, it's all down to preference. This is definitely an underrated cult classic.
  • Love it

    5
    By Emilypink507
    I love this movie so much people say that the plot is every where but if pay attention it is easy to get I love it and happy that t got it!!! And if u haven't watched it yet then just get it from a library and see if u like it. Hope this was helpful for someone!!
  • One of the greatest movies of all time!

    5
    By GOT YO
    Speedracer is one of the greatest movies of all time! It's a classic. It's perfect, for the genre and what it's about. My only nit-pick is that I wished Spritle and Chim-Chim had more serious fight in them. Besides that, I loved everything about this film. The cinematography and coloring are absolutely beautiful! Loved it in the theater and at home in HD.
  • This movie rocks

    5
    By Two Face II
    Let me tell you why it had bad reviews. The trainer hit the monkey while filming. The backlash was everyone said bad things about the movie and he ruined it for everyone. At the time there were other blockbuster movies that overshadowed speed racer. The trailer could have been better. If you grew up watching SR you will love the movie. Yes Rex racer leaves speed like in the anime but as you already know Hollywood always has to change the original story. Very colorful, great for kids, and not intended for those who are sensitive to blinking or flashing lights. I love this movie so much I re bought it in every format possible from digital download to DVD to bluray. If you see someone hating the movie it's because they were paying attention to it. Those who created the matrix saga made this movie too. 5 stars all the way.

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