• R, 1 hr. 32 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    John Hughes
    In Theaters:
    Nov 25, 1987 Wide
    On DVD:
    Nov 21, 2000
  • Paramount Pictures


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Planes, Trains and Automobiles Reviews

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Marc Lee
Daily Telegraph

Planes,Trains and Automobiles is a very funny film.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 4/5

December 24, 2013
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

One of the funniest films ever made...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 4/4

December 30, 2012
R. L. Shaffer

A surprisingly powerful, and incredibly funny, little movie led by two terrific performances and John Hughes' razor sharp script.

Full Review Source: IGN DVD | Original Score: 9/10

January 29, 2012
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

The finest comedy screenplay John Hughes ever wrote.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 8/10

October 31, 2011
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Typically Hughes: funny, zany, silly, a little bit dull and annoying, and, eventually, a whole lot sentimental.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 6/10

September 28, 2011


Expertly executed and very funny road movie that mixes physical, verbal and situational comedy to memorable and highly likeable effect.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 26, 2011
Gavin Bainbridge
Empire Magazine

A warm, mature offering from Hughes, with Martin's restraint a perfect counterpoint to Candy's enormous (and enormously amusing) fooling around.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

July 26, 2011
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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Pretty dispensable.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

July 26, 2011
Brian Holcomb

What distinguishes this film from others in the genre is the undercurrent of melancholy between the laughs.

Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com | Original Score: 4.5/5

November 9, 2009
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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It is, of course, always a pleasure to watch Martin's steam-gauge face register his rising internal pressures and to witness his exquisitely expressed blowoffs. But Candy offers even more insinuating delights.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

November 21, 2008

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Producer-director-writer Hughes infuses his film with an appealing sense of sentiment and humanity -- not to mention many hilarious scenes.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

November 21, 2008
Variety Staff
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Man versus technology has been one of the staples of screen comedy since the earliest silent days, and Hughes makes the most of the format here packing as many of the frustrations of modern life as he can into this calamitous travelog of roadside America.

Full Review Source: Variety

November 21, 2008
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

This slapstick comedy -- with Steve Martin playing the fussy straight man -- should never have worked, but it does, and well enough to earn a place as a holiday classic.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

November 17, 2006
Chuck O'Leary

There's plenty of big laughs in this odd-couple comedy, but the main characters are also given a number of human moments, which leads to an ending that's downright poignant.

| Original Score: 8/10

February 20, 2006
Derek Adams
Time Out
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Essentially, it's the stars' keenly observed nuances of character that make this comedy amiable enough.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Pete Croatto

What's amazing, especially after repeated viewings, is that both actors are playing such extremes, yet you're never annoyed by them.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 5/5

January 15, 2005
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Consistently funny comedy of forced relationships.

| Original Score: 5/5

January 5, 2005
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Will resonate with anyone who has been frustrated by the inconveniences of travel.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 3/5

August 28, 2004
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

John Hughes at the peak of his powers, with two masterful comedians at theirs.

| Original Score: 5/5

May 19, 2004
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

Planes, Trains and Automobiles showed that Hughes wasn't in fact some man-child searching for the reasons for his adulthood discontentment.

Full Review Source: Movie Views

August 7, 2003
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