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Looking Back at the First Half of '08 in Filmnew

For this midyear report card, I had a hard time making a list of the best films thus far, because we've only had a few great ones. As for stinkers, the problem I had was figuring out what to cut from an ever-growing list of garbage.
Tucson Weekly  |  Bob Grimm  |  07-10-2008  |  Reviews

Acid on the Eyesnew

Though it features a talented cast, Speed Racer is a horrendous failure.
Tucson Weekly  |  Bob Grimm  |  05-15-2008  |  Reviews

'Speed Racer' is a Migraine in Movie Formnew

The Wachowskis have used their skills as visual craftsmen to replicate the tics and wild stylization of the original. The results are at times amusing, at least in a "I can't believe there's actually a chimpanzee flying through the air against a streaky neon background" sense, and at most other times, nauseating.
Montreal Mirror  |  Mark Slutsky  |  05-09-2008  |  Reviews

'Speed Racer' is So Shallow It's Scarynew

There are no hidden depths in a cartoon originally translated from the Japanese as Mach GoGoGo. And, to their credit, directors Andy and Larry Wachowski have not tried to find any.
Willamette Week  |  Aaron Mesh  |  05-07-2008  |  Reviews

'Speed Racer': The Wachowskis Make Summer Family Fun

The Wachowski Brothers achieve a divine vision of psychedelic visual ecstasy, while digging deep into a campy comic/dramatic tone that speaks to audiences of all ages.
Maui Time  |  Cole Smithey  |  05-05-2008  |  Reviews

'Speed Racer' Goes Off Track

Speed Racer isn't as simple as you might think -- and that's the problem.
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Scott Renshaw  |  05-05-2008  |  Reviews

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