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Escape From Planet Earth Reviews

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Sandy Schaefer
ScreenRant
February 15, 2013
Escape from Planet Earth's flaws would be more forgivable if the film offered better fun for younger viewers.
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
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
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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-
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
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
February 15, 2013
Mediocre. But for The Weinsteins in animation? That's an improvement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
February 15, 2013
It almost works as an amiable, if derivative, time-waster for kids with a few jokes for the grown-ups, but too much is unsettlingly off-base.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
February 15, 2013
It's a bowl of warm water into which no one has bothered to place a bouillon cube. The kids in the theater with me never mustered a single laugh or gasp of excitement. It's plenty o' nuttin'.
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Laremy Legel
Film.com
February 15, 2013
Has it all for people looking for nothing.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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
Jordan Riefe
Boston Phoenix
February 15, 2013
This might please young kids but torment discerning parents.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
February 16, 2013
And just to make sure the feature radiates complete nonsense, every time a character falls in Escape from Planet Earth, there's a fart sound effect piped in. Surely your children would rather watch Argo instead, right?
Full Review | Original Score: D
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
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
February 15, 2013
Predictable alien adventure is violent and forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine
February 18, 2013
An energetic but thoroughly watered-down kiddie flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Brent Simon
Screen International
February 15, 2013
Unremittingly bland conflict and stock characterisations mar what could have been [a] much more cleverly executed concept ...
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
February 19, 2013
Serviceable sci-fi - stopping momentarily at local theaters en route to its destiny on DVD as generic, escapist diversion for youngsters, teaching teamwork and preaching family loyalty and love.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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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Vadim Rizov
Time Out New York
February 15, 2013
The late Douglas Adams summed up Earth as "mostly harmless," a description that also applies to this eminently tolerable animated time-filler.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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