Speed Racer

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Action-packed kids' film fun, with a few sputters.

PG 2008 129 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 45 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 42 reviews

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age 14+

Pretty Intense

I saw this movie when it first came out, I was 8, I couldn't watch it all the way through because I was terrified, to this day I still recall scenes from it that I find upsetting. Since it is a kids movie and I was a kid when I saw it I thought maybe I overreacted, maybe it wasn't as bad as I thought it was? I'm re-watching it now and I'm genuinely shocked that it's rated PG. There is a strong implication of a man being eaten alive by piranhas as well as a good deal of very over dramatic gun violence and a man being beat up. I am 18 now and it's bad but there is no question about why I found it so traumatizing when I was younger.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 13+

Profanity that not good for kids under 12

On Friday for our daycare we put on this movie and there was was cussing (but bleeped out but kids are smart) and hand gestures. For a daycare kids under the age of 12 should not be hearing nor seeing. My supervised wasn't too happy with me and coworkers but it was all good in the end. So just heads up if you are gonna be watching this movie with kids. It also a little slow when it starts and out kids weren't that interested till the very end.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much swearing

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