Escape From Planet Earth Reviews

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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-
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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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Joe Leydon
Variety
February 19, 2013
A lightweight, warp-speed, brightly colored trifle that should delight small children and sporadically amuse their parents.
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
February 18, 2013
It never discovers new worlds, but "Escape From Planet Earth" is, in its genial way, escape enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
February 15, 2013
A children's movie about space-traveling blue beings that has lots of high-flying escapades but fairly low aspirations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Laremy Legel
Film.com
February 15, 2013
Has it all for people looking for nothing.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Stephen Farber
Hollywood Reporter
February 15, 2013
Passable animated entertainment is stronger on humor than adventure.
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Vadim Rizov
Time Out
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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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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Tasha Robinson
AV Club
February 15, 2013
It's unchallenging fun for a younger crowd, but adults might feel like they're staring down a colorful 24-piece board puzzle, trying to figure out how such a simple activity could be drawn out over 90 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
February 15, 2013
It ... provides a few smiles, and a decent amount of rainy-day, kiddie entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
February 15, 2013
A sci-fi chuckler that somehow manages to elude tedium, despite being a revisionist rip of rival 'toons, from Pixar on down.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4