Speed Racer

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  • PG
  • 2008
  • 2 hr 15 min
  • 6.0  (69,487)
  • 37

Action and speed are part of the charm and wonderment of Speed Racer in this movie edition of a childhood favorite. Speed Racer is the young and ambitious son of a race car inventor who has already lost one son to a terrible accident. This does not stop Speed from also wanting to be a racer. With encouragement from his girlfriend, Trixie, and Sparky, his friend and mechanic, Speed works hard to become a great racer. Speed has disobeyed his father and entered the Casa Cristo 5000, the same race that his brother died in. He believes he is a good enough racer to win the race, but he is sabotaged by an evil conglomerate that is after plans for an engine that his father has designed. The movie has all the famous characters, from Spritle and Chim Chim , the adventure-loving boy and his pet, to Pops, Sparky, and Racer X. Each character brings anime charm and acting style to the big screen. The acting is well rehearsed. The cartoon characters come to life as each does what is expected from our childhood memories. The race begins; the sabotage is unsuccessful as Speed destroys the coveted plans. Pops does not realize that Speed is in the race until it has already started, and Trixie takes her place above the track in a helicopter to spot for Speed. Of course the hero is victorious in the race but does not win the award because of the other race team's sabotage of the race. Speed comes across Racer X but does not discover his true identity initially. He suspects, and later discovers that Racer X is his brother Rex, who was presumed dead.

Speed Racer
I'll Take Racer
I'll Take Racer

Clip - 54 sec

We've Got Work To Do
We've Got Work To Do

Clip - 59 sec

Ice Cave
Ice Cave

Clip - 48 sec

The Car Is A Living Breathing Thing
The Car Is A Living Breathing Thing

Clip - 1 min 10 sec

Featurette
Featurette

Behind the Scenes - 4 min

Ninja Attack
Ninja Attack

Clip - 50 sec

Description
Action and speed are part of the charm and wonderment of Speed Racer in this movie edition of a childhood favorite. Speed Racer is the young and ambitious son of a race car inventor who has already lost one son to a terrible accident. This does not stop Speed from also wanting to be a racer. With encouragement from his girlfriend, Trixie, and Sparky, his friend and mechanic, Speed works hard to become a great racer.

Speed has disobeyed his father and entered the Casa Cristo 5000, the same race that his brother died in. He believes he is a good enough racer to win the race, but he is sabotaged by an evil conglomerate that is after plans for an engine that his father has designed.

The movie has all the famous characters, from Spritle and Chim Chim , the adventure-loving boy and his pet, to Pops, Sparky, and Racer X. Each character brings anime charm and acting style to the big screen. The acting is well rehearsed. The cartoon characters come to life as each does what is expected from our childhood memories.

The race begins; the sabotage is unsuccessful as Speed destroys the coveted plans. Pops does not realize that Speed is in the race until it has already started, and Trixie takes her place above the track in a helicopter to spot for Speed. Of course the hero is victorious in the race but does not win the award because of the other race team's sabotage of the race.

Speed comes across Racer X but does not discover his true identity initially. He suspects, and later discovers that Racer X is his brother Rex, who was presumed dead.

Speed Racer is a 2008 kids & family movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 15 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0 and a MetaScore of 37.

Where to Watch Speed Racer

Speed Racer is available to watch, stream, download and buy on demand at Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent Speed Racer for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    2008
  • MPAA Rating
    PG
  • Runtime
    2 hr 15 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.0  (69,487)
  • Metascore
    37