Turbo review

Ryan Reynolds voices a snail who dreams big

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Theo (Ryan Reynolds) is a snail, and he has a snail’s job – crawling around on a tomato plant all day. He’s not enthralled with this set up, and at night he dreams of being a race-car driver.

One day, after accidentally getting sucked into the carburettor of a street racer, Theo suddenly becomes the world’s fastest snail. Which is still probably too slow to win any races, but it’s a good start.

Paul Giamatti shines as Theo’s pessimistic brother Chet, and the uplifting message never smashes you over the head.

For a $135 million movie, Turbo is charmingly humble.

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