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Speed Racer

All his life Speed Racer (Emile Hirsch) has dreamed of competing in a cross-country rally. With the support of his parents (John Goodman and Susan Sarandon) and girlfriend (Christina Ricci), the young man hones his natural skills. But the hotshot driver soon discovers he will need more than his incredible talent and his Mach 5 vehicle to beat a power-hungry tycoon (Roger Allam) intent on profiting from the racing world by fixing the matches. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B+
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Theater Release: 08 May 2008
Video Release: 15 Sep 2008
MPAA Rating: PG
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Speed Racer is rated PG: for sequences of action, some violence and language.

Cast: Emile Hirsch, John Goodman, Roger Allam, Christina Ricci.
Studio: 2008 Warner Brothers Pictures

Detailed Review

Watching Speed Racer is like immersing yourself in a gigantic video game. The only thing lacking is a controller that allows you to steer these futuristic cars as they careen… 
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Why Is Speed Racer Rated PG?

From an early age, Speed Racer loves cars and struggles to keep his mind on… 
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Talk It Over

Although racing is important to Speed’s father, what does he say means more to him?… 
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Video alternatives / Home Video Bonus Features

Speed is a family passion for a father and son in the movie Kart… 
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