Turbo

2013 PG 1h 35m Blu-ray / DVD

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Turbo

2013 PG 1h 35m Blu-ray / DVD
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A speed-obsessed snail who dreams of being the world's greatest race car driver gets his chance when a freak accident imbues him with high-octane speed. But he soon learns he'll need the help of his friends if he's going to go the distance.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen 2.35:1
Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service
Screen
Widescreen 2.35:1
Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service
Rating
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 6+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 6+
  • 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
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Reviews

age 6+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Turbo is a funny animated underdog comedy with strong positive messages. Themes that run throughout the movie (and are reinforced constantly) include believing in yourself, following your dreams, and never giving up. Kids will find the silly characters endlessly amusing, with only a little bit of innuendo, stereotyping, and potty humor to contend with. The biggest concern is the repeated scenes of peril, in which the beloved snails seem to be in danger thanks to a lawnmower, a busy freeway, plentiful crows, and a car crash. But all scenes involving major characters are resolved positively.

Sexual Content

One scene in which a group of male snails makes comments while looking at something -- "nice curves," "giant juicy temptress," etc. -- but it ends up being a tomato. A female snail flirts briefly with a male snail, and later they seem to be a couple.

Violence

Several scenes that are perilous but not super scary, including a snail's encounter with a lawnmower, a dangerous trek past a freeway and through urban streets, and a big car crash in which folks are dazed but not seriously injured. Several scenes in which a crow swoops down and picks off a snail, presumably ending in death to the snail. A crow gets hit by a bus. Some comments about someone being "dead meat" or being "slaughtered," which the snails take as threats -- but the comments end up being innocuous.

Language

Some teasing and occasional use of terms like "son of a gun." A few snails have potty-related names like "Skid Mark" and "Smoove Moove."

Social Behavior

The movie is steeped in positive messages, which are reinforced repeatedly: "No dream is too big, no dreamer too small." Plus, never give up, believe in yourself, and make the most of today. It also emphasizes the importance of having supportive friends and family. On the downside, there's a little bit of weight-related humor at the expense of a large snail who can't fit back into his shell.

Consumerism

Product placement includes Chevy, Verizon, and HP. There are off-screen licensing deals in place as well.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

In one scene, adults seem to be drinking bottled beer with their meals.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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