All Reviews

age 8+
 
It's a long, long, long, long classic comedy chase-epic.
On DVD/Streaming
(2003)
age 8+
 
Latest robot series steps into the final frontier.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2005)
csm_movie
age 8+
 
Up-close look at an off-road motor race.
On DVD/Streaming
(2005)
age 8+
 
Turning junkers into speedsters; fun for car nuts.
Network: TLC
(2006)
csm_tv
age 8+
 
Cars get shined up, but this show's still dull.
Network: TLC
(2007)
csm_tv
age 8+
 
Classic '80s 'toon more than just a commercial in disguise.
Network: Syndicated, Discovery Family Channel
(2007)
age 8+
 
So-so; feels like a barely disguised commercial.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2008)
age 8+
 
Tame enough for kids, but clearly aimed at adults.
Network: PBS
(2008)
csm_movie
age 8+
 
Action-packed kids' film fun, with a few sputters.
On DVD/Streaming
(2008)
csm_app
age 8+
 
Console-quality racing game with Shrek-y humor.
Devices: iPad
(2010)
age 8+
 
Action, violence don't overshadow worthy messages for kids.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2010)
csm_app
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Level creator extends replayability of physics-based racer.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
csm_movie
age 8+
 
Cars sequel revs up action and mixes in spy thrills.
On DVD/Streaming
(2011)
csm_app
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Decent racer marred by relentless push for in-app purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Quirky and entertaining racer filled with silly powerups.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Mediocre LEGO game with minor violence and reckless driving.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Exciting stunt racer has thrills, mild cartoonish spills.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2014)
age 8+
 
Family road trip goes hilariously awry in 9th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2014)
age 8+
 
Pedal-to-the-metal graphic novel celebrates Latino culture.
By Cathy Camper
(2014)
age 8+
 
Latest installment delivers dino battling, racing fun.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)