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By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Speedy snail dreams big in fun animated comedy.

Movie PG 2013 96 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 16 parent reviews

age 6+

Fun family film

Our family enjoyed this movie. No issues at all.

This title has:

Great messages
1 person found this helpful.
age 5+

Good family fun

Nothing objectionable and good for the whole family. What more can you ask for?
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (16):
Kids say (45):

Turbo does lots of things right when it comes to making an engaging, funny animated movie for kids. It's got a main character kids can root for and relate to, plus a menagerie of supporting characters who amp up the laughs (White Shadow, voiced by Michael Bell, steals the show). Kids don't care that the concept of a snail being allowed to race in the Indy 500 is completely implausible and full of logic problems. (Nor do they care that the tacos featured in the taco stand/truck aren't authentic.) They'll love the little details, like when Tito puts Turbo to bed with a packet of taco sauce for a pillow and a warm tortilla for a blanket.

But the movie's simplicity and lack of surprises are what keep it from being a true stand-out for kids. We never doubt that Turbo and Tito will be successful. Any subplots are sped through with little attention. And while the urban setting, hip-hop soundtrack, and ethnically diverse cast are welcome additions to the kids' movie pantheon, the setting doesn't feel fully realized. Overall, kids will totally enjoy the movie, but it might not stick in their minds for long.

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