Turbo Sunday, 29 March 2020

Turbo

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    G: General.

  • The pitch:

    Ready... set... escargot!

  • Starring:

    (voices of): Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Peña, Samuel L. Jackson, Luis Guzmán, Bill Hader, Snoop Dogg, Maya Rudolph, Ben Schwartz, Richard Jenkins, Ken Jeong, Michelle Rodriguez, Mario Andretti

  • Directed by:

    David Soren

  • Running time:

    96 minutes

  • Rated:

    G (Australia), U (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Snails are captured by birds, squished by fruit, near-crushed, near-run over (incl. dramatisation), submerged, pursued, swallowed, held captive, near-stomped, hit by objects. Reckless driving, multiple collisions, vehicle pile-up, kitchen fire. A child is thrown from a tricycle. Animals are thrown against a windscreen, hit by a bus, deliberately squished, smacked. People get punched, kicked, wrestled, head-locked, dragged away, bitten, bump heads. Tyres are punctured, cracked windscreen, smashed glass, broken spectacle lens. Debris. Screaming, arguing, squabbling, shouting. Killing, slaughter (competitive) mentioned. Blood/gore: Internal cinematography of snail physiology (beating heart, blood-flow etc). Blood splatter (tomato juice). Damaged shell.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Flirting, innuendo. Jokes about gender confusion.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (beer). An animal absorbs nitrous oxide, consumes an energy drink.

  • LANGUAGE:

    Name-calling, teasing. Cultural, racial stereotypes. Religious exclamation.

  • THEMES:

    Racing, speed, ambition, brothers, performance-enhancement, vehicle modification, acceptance, teams, investment, sponsorship, social media, fame, small business, rules, safety, passion, humble beginnings, dreams, underdogs, heroes, rivalry, determination, courage, victory, Indianapolis 500.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Job loss. Snails, crows, buzzing insects, beetles, flock of birds, monkeys (on poster), cobweb, tomatoes. Plane, jets, full moon (incl. opening credits), balloons, fireworks. Tetanus, heart attack mentioned; panic attacks, hyperventilation, disorientation. Spitting. Bright lights, camera flashes. Some Spanish language (no subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Imaginative, wholesome, family friendly, heart-warming, enjoyable, affecting, funny, breezy, fast, fresh. Excellent voice work, smart dialogue, thrilling action sequences, appealing hero, sharp animation.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Formulaic, predictable. Could be funnier, slow-paced characterisation, hackneyed storyline.

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