Film review: Turbo 3D (U)

David Soren, 96mins. Voices: Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti

As far as films about motor-racing snails go, this DreamWorks 3D animated feature is surely one of the better ones. Its premise is preposterous – a little orange snail (Ryan Reynolds) ends up competing in the Indy 500.

The eye-popping visuals, vivid characterisation and strong voice work, especially by Paul Giamatti as Turbo's whining brother, just about make up for the absurdity of the idea.

Some of the dialogue here seems to have been borrowed from Ron Howard's Rush, which was likewise about "a bunch of cars driving around in circles for hours on end", but just didn't feature any molluscs.

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