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Turbo Kid

HD   Unrated Closed Captioning

Anouk Whissell, François Simard & Yoann-Karl Whissell

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About the Movie

Set in the Wasteland of a post apocalyptic parallel future of 1997, an orphaned teenager named The Kid is scavenging for relics when he befriends a mysterious girl. Yet, when she is kidnapped by Zeus, the tyrannical leader of the Wasteland who murdered The Kid’s parents, The Kid must face his ultimate destiny: destroy Zeus, avenge his parents' death and get the girl of his dreams.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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89%
  • Reviews Counted: 45
  • Fresh: 40
  • Rotten: 5
  • Average Rating: 7.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Surprisingly sweet-natured even amid its frequent fountains of bloodshed ... – Dennis Harvey, Variety, Jan 30, 2015

Fresh: A pitch-perfect pastiche that never mocks its inspirations, the picture is silly fun to warm the hearts of aging fanboys and delight hipsters who weren't yet born the first time Mel Gibson donned Max's leathers. – John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter, Mar 24, 2015

Fresh: With nods to Mad Max and a fun synth soundtrack, Turbo Kid packs plenty of retro affection and loopy fun, but its over-the-top violence gets tiresome; think Monty Python's Black Knight on endless repeat. – Linda Barnard, Toronto Star, Aug 27, 2015

Fresh: Made for ironicists, Turbo Kid, in its endearingly goofy way, says good things about the power reserves of our childhood - an inner superhero we can call upon when needed. – Brad Wheeler, Globe and Mail, Aug 28, 2015

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Customer Reviews

Mad Max on BMX

Described MAD MAX on BMX this movie premiered at Sundance Film Festival and since then won awards around the world including the Audience Award at SXSW in Austin, TX and Best Director at BiFAN in Korea. Tons of gore and heart, a winning combination!

Most impressive student film ever made.

I was looking forward to seeing this film for a while in the midsts of summer blasé films. This is a film you can tell was made by young filmmakers with a heart for a good ol’ time at the show (not so much cashing in). Great acting by the whole cast. As far as 80’s, not sure if it was an omage to Aliens but the scene where TurboKid goes into the downed aircraft and down the hallway. The flickery lights turning on was very 80’s Alien opening shot when they wake up. Judging from what I saw, there were nods to-Army of Darkness, Alien, Capricorn 1, Karate Kid, Terminator, Robocop, Mad Max, thought there’d be more honestly. I really enjoyed the little bits of our two love birds hanging out and the friendship building. Ironside was great as always, funniest role I’ve ever seen him in. Congrats to the filmmakers and I hope Mr Chambers gets a bigger gig in the future. I wish I saw this in a theatre with fans, you can tell it was meant for a theatre experience with an audience.

Surprised...

I love an '80's homage. Loved the effects, the music, the props/costumes and the main actors (Apple and Turbo Kid). These two should work together again. Their scenes interacting were the best parts of the movie and they were fun to watch.

The writing was not great, plot holes abound, but for this type of movie it's not a deal breaker. The Troma (?) gore was also laid on a bit thick, but it worked.

I think "Mad Max on bicycles" is inaccurate. Some dramatic, tongue in cheek bike chases would have been a nice addition (the few chases really didn't do much re: playing with the "MM on bikes" idea).

Happy I rented it. It was a very enjoyable surprise!

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