Escape From Planet Earth Reviews

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Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
October 10, 2014
One only has to think of Battlefield Earth and After Earth to realise that putting the name of our planet into a movie title isn't always a good idea. Happily, Escape From Planet Earth is a reasonable exception.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
July 27, 2014
The animation is hardly out of this world, but a script polish from Stephen Fry and others means that there is a sprinkling of good gags to accompany the siblings' adventures.
Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]
March 9, 2014
This is very much by-numbers pre-teen fare, spiced up by the sound of William Shatner enjoying himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike McCahill
Guardian
March 7, 2014
Its secret weapon is a satirically inclined script, reworked by Stephen Fry among others, that disrupts the general factory-line vibe with regular funny lines.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
March 6, 2014
It's a lively, unpretentious adventure that should delight young children and has enough pop culture gags and sly humor to amuse their parents.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ken McIntyre
Total Film
March 5, 2014
A painted-by-numbers 3D kid-flick enlivened mostly by Rob Corddry, who plays the fastidious, nerdy brother to Brendan Fraser's doomed Buzz Lightyear clone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Sawin
Examiner.com
June 4, 2013
Escape from Planet Earth doesn't even try to make itself memorable. It's like a generic case of really uncomfortable indigestion that you'll forget about as soon it ends.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Bill Gibron
Film Racket
June 3, 2013
nothing more than a profit margin placeholder for those without the creativity or the caring to make something truly special.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
June 3, 2013
Makes for a solid Family Movie Night feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
May 20, 2013
Chalk this one up as a decent kiddie film which takes aim at adults, but misses the target.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Steve Newall
Flicks.co.nz
April 18, 2013
Content to pitch most of its plot twists and gags squarely at kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 12, 2013
A ripper sci-fi comedy adventure guaranteed to galvanize the attention of the red-cordial crowd...delightful, pastel-coloured, busy piece of bubble-gum kids' cinema has fun playing up all the alien conspiracy theories.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
March 22, 2013
Aliens of all shapes and sizes provide amusing banter in this likeable, happy and colourful 3D animation in which planets are saved and family ties nurtured.
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Keith Staskiewicz
Entertainment Weekly
March 18, 2013
An animated film that goes lamely where many have gone before.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Dave White
Movies.com
March 6, 2013
[The aliens] find 7-11s hypnotically beautiful and learn to love Slurpees. There are several scenes involving Slurpees.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Christine N. Ziemba
Paste Magazine
March 1, 2013
Escape from Planet Earth is a mildly entertaining examination of intergalactic sibling rivalry that will probably appeal to many younger kids, but not to the parents who have to sit through it with them.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.2/10
Louis Black
Austin Chronicle
February 22, 2013
The best thing I can say about Escape From Planet Earth is that I didn't end up hating it as much as I thought I was going to during the first half.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
February 22, 2013
An amiable animated feature that should entertain the younger kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
February 19, 2013
Just like its hero and his grounded starship, Escape From Planet Earth is, for much of the film, a decidedly earthbound adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Russo
Boston Globe
February 19, 2013
Colorful as the 3-D aliens-among-us comedy is to look at, though, Corddry is handed a role that's beige as can be, and so are his castmates.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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